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Sierra Leone's Vice President in Ebola quarantine

Nearly 10,000 people have died during the Ebola virus outbreak. Credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner

Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death of one of his security guards from Ebola.

Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president later today when President Ernest Bai Koroma leaves Sierra Leone to attend a European Union conference on Ebola in Belgium.

Mr Sam-Sumana will carry out his duties as president from his home.

He is the highest ranking African official to be in quarantine in this Ebola outbreak, which has killed around 10,000 people.

Mr Sam-Sumana voluntarily decided to quarantine himself for 21 days following the death of one of his security personnel.

He called on all those who have been in contact with the dead man to also put themselves in quarantine.


Kanye West reveals new album title 'So Help Me God'

Kanye West has announced the name of his new album to his 11.5 million Twitter followers in two messages "New Album title... " - "So Help Me God".

He also included a picture showing a diamond-shaped symbol which has lower-cased m's on each point. He did not say whether this artwork will appear on the album cover.

The 37-year-old artist and producer released his sixth album Yeezus in 2013.

His performance at this year's Brit Awards was muted in parts by ITV due to the swearing.

Police bring in more resources in Becky Watts search

Avon and Somerset Police said it is bringing in more police resources to help with the search for Becky Watts. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Avon and Somerset Police said it is bringing in more police resources to help with the search for missing teenager Becky Watts.

In a statement the police said "a number of locations have now been searched within a 2km radius of Becky’s home address in the St George area of Bristol... but at this stage, no significant items have been identified during these searches."

It added that a "laptop computer which was found a in a local wooded area yesterday, is not related to this missing person investigation".

The two people arrested yesterday are still in police custody but no details about them have been released which is unusual reports ITV News correspondent Rupert Evelyn.

Duke of Cambridge arrives in China for four-day visit

Prince William has arrived in China for a high-profile trip that will see him highlight the illegal wildlife trade, visit some of the nation's most famous sites and meet a rescued elephant.

Prince William was greeted at Beijing's airport by Britain's ambassador to China Barbara Woodward. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

William's flight landed in Beijing after he had spent the day in Japan hearing the harrowing stories of survivors of the 2011 tsunami.

The Duke's four-day trip to China is the highest profile visit by a member of the Royal Family since the Queen's 1986 state visit and will be viewed as an attempt to improve diplomatic relations with the country.

On Monday the Duke will tour Beijing's Forbidden City before flying to Shanghai where he will launch the three-day Great Festival of Creativity at the city's Long Museum.

William - who has campaigned strongly to end the illegal trade in ivory and other endangered animal products - will travel to Yunnan province on Wednesday where 250 wild Asian elephants still roam free.

He will give a speech at a regional wildlife and conservation conference after seeing rescued elephants and learning how local communities live alongside the large animals.


Huge crowds gather to remember Nemtsov

People march to commemorate Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Credit: Reuters

Thousands gathered for a march in Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.

Nemtsov, who was 55, was one of the leading lights of an opposition struggling to revive its fortunes, three years after mass rallies against Putin that failed to prevent him returning to the presidency after four years as prime minister.

The opposition has little support outside big cities and Putin has now been Russia`s dominant leader since 2000, when ailing President Boris Yeltsin chose the former KGB spy as his successor, a role Nemtsov had once been destined to play.

Nemtsov, a fighter against corruption, had hoped to start the oppositions revival with a march in Marino on the outskirts of Moscow today to protest against Putins economic policies and what they see as Russia`s involvement in the separatist war in east Ukraine. The Kremlin denies any role in the fighting.

People march to commemorate Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Credit: Reuters
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