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    Congo announces six new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

    Congo announces six new confirmed cases of Ebola virus


    Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases on Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1...

    Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases on Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million.
    South African man, 23, found guilty of axe murders of family

    South African man, 23, found guilty of axe murders of family


    A South African man has been found guilty of murdering three members of his immediate family on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time), more than three years after the gruesome attack in an upscale housing estate that shocked the...

    A South African man has been found guilty of murdering three members of his immediate family on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time), more than three years after the gruesome attack in an upscale housing estate that shocked the nation.
    36 local candidates have been assassinated in Mexico, and the election is still 2 months away

    36 local candidates have been assassinated in Mexico, and the election is still 2 months away


    This election season has been the most violent in Mexico's recent history, with 36 candidates killed since September, and dozens of other politicians and campaign officials...

    This election season has been the most violent in Mexico's recent history, with 36 candidates killed since September, and dozens of other politicians and campaign officials slaughtered.
    As Ebola outbreak threatens African countries, experimental vaccine is main hope

    As Ebola outbreak threatens African countries, experimental vaccine is main hope


    Hopes of containing a growing outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo are pinned on an experimental vaccine that was tested in 2015 during a major outbreak of the...

    Hopes of containing a growing outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo are pinned on an experimental vaccine that was tested in 2015 during a major outbreak of the disease.
    Two British tourists freed after being kidnapped in Congo

    Two British tourists freed after being kidnapped in Congo


    Two British tourists have been released in eastern Congo two days after being kidnapped, according to announcements on Sunday by Virunga National Park and the British foreign...

    Two British tourists have been released in eastern Congo two days after being kidnapped, according to announcements on Sunday by Virunga National Park and the British foreign secretary.
    26 people killed in Burundi 'terrorist' attack: Official

    26 people killed in Burundi 'terrorist' attack: Official


    Twenty-six people were killed and seven others wounded in an attack in a rural area of Burundi, the country's security minister said Saturday (overnight NZ time), calling it the work of a "terrorist group" he did not...

    Twenty-six people were killed and seven others wounded in an attack in a rural area of Burundi, the country's security minister said Saturday (overnight NZ time), calling it the work of a "terrorist group" he did not identify.
    Jonathan Milne: NZ will not be bullied by Trump and his Big Pharma donors

    Jonathan Milne: NZ will not be bullied by Trump and his Big Pharma donors


    OPINION: It's a part of the world that the world had forgotten – until now. In remote Congo, there are 18 dead and 33 suspected cases of the nightmare virus...

    OPINION: It's a part of the world that the world had forgotten – until now. In remote Congo, there are 18 dead and 33 suspected cases of the nightmare virus ebola.
    She fatally stabbed her husband as he allegedly raped her

    She fatally stabbed her husband as he allegedly raped her


    Noura Hussein had no desire to get married. She was about 16, an aspiring teacher who hadn't even finished high school. But the Sudanese teenager's family forced her to marry the man of their choosing, a cousin, against her will. Her family made a...

    Noura Hussein had no desire to get married. She was about 16, an aspiring teacher who hadn't even finished high school. But the Sudanese teenager's family forced her to marry the man of their choosing, a cousin, against her will. Her family made a contract with the groom's family, and the marriage was settled.
    Five new suspected Ebola cases reported in Congo's northwest

    Five new suspected Ebola cases reported in Congo's northwest


    A hospital director said on Thursday (Friday NZ Time) there are five new suspected cases of Ebola in Congo's northwestern town of Bikoro, where an outbreak of the often deadly hemorrhagic fever was declared this...

    A hospital director said on Thursday (Friday NZ Time) there are five new suspected cases of Ebola in Congo's northwestern town of Bikoro, where an outbreak of the often deadly hemorrhagic fever was declared this week.
    At least 41 killed as dam bursts in Kenya's Rift Valley, officials say

    At least 41 killed as dam bursts in Kenya's Rift Valley, officials say


    A dam burst its banks in Kenya's Rift Valley, killing at least 41 people and forcing hundreds from their homes, officials said on Thursday. At least 20 of the dead were children, police...

    A dam burst its banks in Kenya's Rift Valley, killing at least 41 people and forcing hundreds from their homes, officials said on Thursday. At least 20 of the dead were children, police said.
    Congo confirms Ebola outbreak

    Congo confirms Ebola outbreak


    Congo's government has declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural...

    Congo's government has declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest.
    Egypt arrests young comedian who mocked police in two-year-old video prank

    Egypt arrests young comedian who mocked police in two-year-old video prank


    Egyptian police have arrested a young comedian who had mocked police in a videotaped prank two years ago, his defence lawyer said on Monday (Tuesday NZ...

    Egyptian police have arrested a young comedian who had mocked police in a videotaped prank two years ago, his defence lawyer said on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time).
    Couple weds after crocodile bites off bride's arm

    Couple weds after crocodile bites off bride's arm


    A couple attacked by a crocodile kept their wedding date, getting hitched days later in a Zimbabwean hospital where the bride was recovering after losing an...

    A couple attacked by a crocodile kept their wedding date, getting hitched days later in a Zimbabwean hospital where the bride was recovering after losing an arm.
    Lion mauls South African sanctuary owner in enclosure

    Lion mauls South African sanctuary owner in enclosure


    The British owner of a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa has been severely mauled by a lion that he hand-reared from a cub in an attack that was witnessed and filmed by his tourist...

    The British owner of a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa has been severely mauled by a lion that he hand-reared from a cub in an attack that was witnessed and filmed by his tourist clients.
    Kenya bans first Cannes-bound feature film over 'lesbianism'

    Kenya bans first Cannes-bound feature film over 'lesbianism'


    Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having "clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the...

    Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having "clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law."
    Zimbabwe legalises marijuana for medicinal, scientific uses

    Zimbabwe legalises marijuana for medicinal, scientific uses


     Zimbabwe has legalised the production of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, making it the rare African country to turn the drug into a source of...

     Zimbabwe has legalised the production of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, making it the rare African country to turn the drug into a source of revenue.
    New South African church celebrates drinking alcohol

    New South African church celebrates drinking alcohol


    A new church in South Africa celebrates drinking alcohol and holds enthusiastic, whiskey-fuelled services in...

    A new church in South Africa celebrates drinking alcohol and holds enthusiastic, whiskey-fuelled services in bars.
    Unicef: Children belong at school, not war

    Unicef: Children belong at school, not war


    Joseph was 15 when he was taken from his home and his family, and given a...

    Joseph was 15 when he was taken from his home and his family, and given a gun.