16 September 2014 Last updated at 00:38

Migrant boat sinking 'kills 500'

About 500 migrants drowned after their ship was rammed by another boat near Malta last week, the International Organization for Migration says.


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The UN formally takes over peacekeeping operations in Central African Republic, where about 25% of the population has fled their homes.

A medical worker in Kailahun, Sierra Leone washes their gloves in chlorine on 15 August 2014.  Millions of gloves to fight Ebola

Malaysia is to donate more than 20 million rubber gloves to alleviate shortages among health workers tackling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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