The Ebola outbreak started in Guinea's remote southeast and has since spread across the region

Liberian man being tested for Ebola in Nigeria

24 Jul A Liberian man in his 40s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a city of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said.

A father brings his son for treatment following the attack on the school

18 killed as Gaza violence continues

24 Jul At least 15 people were killed when Israeli fire hit a UN-run school in Gaza, while three more people were shot dead by Israeli soldiers at a demonstration in the occupied West Bank.

Nearly 1.5 billion people live in poverty while another 800 million are teetering on the edge

2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor' - UN

24 Jul More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report has found.

Pope Francis meets Mariam Yahya Ibrahim and her baby daughter, who was born in prison, at the Vatican

Sudanese death row woman meets Pope in Italy

24 Jul A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity then detained after her conviction was quashed, flew into Rome today and hours later met the Pope.

Police in Norway are on alert after it emerged that an Islamist group may be planning a terrorist act

Norway told of imminent 'terrorist attack'

24 Jul An Islamist militant group with ties to Syria may be planning an attack in Norway, possibly within the coming days, the head of the Norwegian Police Security Service has said.