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Power struggle in Burkina Faso after president flees

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Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak 'catastrophic': aid group MSF

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Nationwide blackout hits Bangladesh

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Mexico court orders US ex-Marine's release

A Mexican court ordered the release of a former US Marine jailed in the country since March for carrying weapons, after pressure from top US officials.

Canada imposes visa ban on three Ebola-hit countries

Canada will stop issuing visas to people from the three West African nations where Ebola is widespread, the government said on Friday.