Theresa May: the mining arm of Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz’s business empire has launched a legal challenge against the UK home secretary

The mining arm of Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz’s business empire has launched a legal challenge against the UK home secretary and anti-corruptio(...)

A nurse holds a syringe containing an experimental Ebola virus vaccine.  West African countries suffering an unprecedented epidemic of Ebola are particularly at risk of seeing a resurgence of malaria, says the WHO. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Malaria deaths have dropped dramatically since 2000 and cases are falling steadily thanks to more people being diagnosed and treated and more getting (...)

A burial team member is assisted in the decontamination process as grave diggers fill the grave of Isatu Sesay, 16, an Ebola victim, in Kissi Town, Sierra Leone, last month.  Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

Sierra Leone is a country that is close to my heart. Before the current and devastating Ebola outbreak, it was not a country many people could point t(...)

A Liberian man looks at a mural in downtown Monrovia that forms part of an Ebola awareness campaign. The death toll in the worst Ebola epidemic on record has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by November 18th. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

West Africa’s Ebola epidemic could worsen further before abating but new infections should start to decline in all affected countries by the end of th(...)

Two weeks ago, health workers walked off the job at a clinic in Bo, the only Ebola treatment centre in southern Sierra Leone. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped dead bodies in the street outside a hospital on Tuesday in protest at authorities’ failure to pay bonuses f(...)

 A woman suspected of being infected with Ebola lies in an open sewer along a main thoroughfare in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photograph: Samuel Aranda/The New York Times

The United Nations Ebola emergency response mission will not fully meet its December 1st target for containing the virus due to escalating numbers (...)

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the media after the UN Chief Executive Board’s private session on the Ebola response in Washington. Photograph:Joshua Roberts/Reuters

International efforts to fight Ebola are helping to slow the rate of new infections in some areas but increased infections in others and fears of furt(...)

A Red Cross team removes a body in Monrovia, Liberia. The  epidemic has claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Photograph: Victor Lacken/IFRC

Car jackers in Guinea have made off with a cooler containing blood samples from suspectd Ebola patients. The robbers hijacked a Red Cross vehicle thi(...)

Dr Diarmuid O’Donovan, director of public health for the HSE West: “sensationalist” media reporting of the current Ebola outbreak is fuelling irrational fears about the virus.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

“Sensationalist” media reporting of the current Ebola outbreak is fuelling irrational fears about the virus, according to public health specialist Dr(...)

Bob Geldof arrives to record the Band Aid 30 charity single at the Sarm Studios in London on Saturday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA 4:15

Band Aid organiser Bob Geldof said sales had “gone manic” as the reworked version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? became available for the first time (...)