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First West African case of deadly Marburg virus detected: WHO

Marburg virus is usually associated with exposure to caves or mines housing colonies of Rousettus bats. Once caught by a human, it is spread through contact with bodily fluids of infected people, or with contaminated surfaces and materials, according to the WHO.

Biden unmoved on Afghan exit as Taliban sweep provinces

For Biden, who long championed ending America's longest-ever war, there is a cold calculation, nothing more could be achieved and the United States long ago accomplished its stated goal of defeating Al-Qaeda in the region following the September 11, 2001 attacks, though the Taliban have yet to cut their ties with the group.

UN slams child marriages in Zimbabwe after teen died in labour

In a statement dated Saturday, the United Nations said it "notes with deep concern and condemns strongly the surrounding circumstances leading to the untimely death of 14-year-old Memory Machaya... who died while giving birth at an apostolic sect shrine.