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DR Congo Ebola death toll crosses 2,000 ahead of UN chief's visit

The Ebola outbreak showed no signs of easing in DR Congo Friday on the eve of the UN chief's visit, with the death toll from the highly contagious virus crossing 2,000 and a new fatality in neighbouring Uganda.The latest casualty in Uganda was a nine-year-old girl from the Democratic Republic of Congo, reviving fears that the virus could cross the porous borders of the central African country, where it erupted in August last year.

Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction

Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step closer to bringing the species back from the brink of extinction, scientists said in Kenya on Friday.Science is the only hope for the northern white rhino after the death last year of the last male, named Sudan, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya where the groundbreaking procedure was carried out Thursday.

Man Beheads Elderly Woman Over Witchcraft

Police said the man wanted to kill the victim's son for practicing witchcraft in the village. However, when the victim's son fled from the village fearing his safety, he decided to kill his mother instead.

US Tourist Kidnapped In Ghana

A 35-year-old American woman has been kidnapped while visiting a wildlife reserve in Ghana, along with the safari driver.

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