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Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from the virus

A doctor credited with treating more than 100 patients in Sierra Leone's fight against the Ebola outbreak has died after contracting virus himself, the country's chief medical officer said.

Sheik Umar Khan was credited with treating more than 100 Ebola patients.
Sheik Umar Khan was credited with treating more than 100 Ebola patients. Credit: Reuters

Sheik Umar Khan was infected this month and had been moved to a treatment ward run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres in the far north of the country.

But Brima Kargbo said today that Umar Khan had passed away.

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PM: Sanctions are a 'tough message' to Russia

European Union sanctions will send a "very tough message" to Russia, according to Prime Minister David Cameron.

EU Sanctions will send a tough message to Russia, according to the Prime Minister.
EU Sanctions will send a tough message to Russia, according to the Prime Minister. Credit: Oli Scarff/PA Wire

He said: "The sanctions really relate to Vladimir Putin's and Russia's behaviour, and we want to make it absolutely clear that Russia's behaviour in destabilising another country - Ukraine - is unacceptable."

He added: "It was very clear in my conference call with President Obama, President Hollande, Chancellor Merkel and prime minister Renzi yesterday that we are united in sending that very tough message. It's a message that will be backed by tough action."

The measures will shut state-owned Russian banks out of European capital markets and target the defense sector and sensitive technologies, including oil.

However the the gas sector, on which Europe is heavily dependent, is not expected to be included when the sanctions which are likely to be announced tomorrow.

Former Miss Wales 'shocked and upset' over attack

Former Miss Wales and Beauty queen Sophia Cahill choked back tears as she told how Gough shoved her into the passenger door of his white VW campervan. She said she was "shocked and upset" after the attack, which happened when Gough arrived more than an hour late for a meeting at her home on the evening January 5 this year.

Sophia Cahill, former Miss Wales.
Sophia Cahill, former Miss Wales. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Giving evidence from behind a blue curtain, Miss Cahill had told the court: "I opened the passenger door and Ian just stormed around the front of the van. He had the front of my shoulder and he just flung me back."

Chairman of the bench Terry Carpenter told Croydon Magistrates Court the magistrates had found the evidence of Miss Cahill was "convincing" and backed up by Mr Bowers.

Read: Rugby star Gough found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

PM was 'very humble' in meeting with MH17 families

Prime Minister David Cameron was "very humble" when he met the families of victims of the MH17 air disaster, according to one of the parents who attended the meeting.

Barry Sweeney, whose son was aboard MH17.
Barry Sweeney, whose son was aboard MH17. Credit: ITV News

Barry Sweeney said: "I've got to say Mr Cameron was very humble. He answered every question that was asked of him. He brought a few experts in to talk about crash sites and how the airplane might have come down."

The Newcastle native attended the hour-long meeting with his wife Angela and seven of the 10 families of British victims. His son Liam died alongside his friend John Alder.

The 52-year-old who spoke earlier with ITV News,said: "We basically asked Mr Cameron just to help. The talking I suppose has got to stop and the doing has got to be done."

He added: "I feel very angry and frustrated. It would be nice if they could just stop fighting for a little bit so that we could get all our boys and girls home."

Read: Identifying MH17 victims 'will take months'

Rugby star Gough found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

The Welsh international rugby star Ian Gough has been found guilty at Croydon Magistrates' Court of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and former Miss Wales Sophia Cahill just weeks after she got engaged to pop star Dane Bowers.

Ian Gough.
Ian Gough. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Read: Rugby star Gough found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

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Another royal photobomb as William surprises Hoy

The Duke of Cambridge has become the latest royal to photobomb at the Commonwealth Games after stepping behind a picture of former cyclist Sir Chris Hoy.

The Queen appeared in the background as the Australian hockey team posed for a photo, while Prince Harry was snapped with his thumbs up behind New Zealand rugby officials yesterday.

Watch: William and Harry show off their football skills

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