Slum area with poor sanitation in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Plague in Madagascar: fears of 'rapid spread' in capital city

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Nov, AT 12:45

'Black Death' disease kills 47 people and spreads to the densely populated capital of Antananarivo

Christmas trees covered with snow

White Christmas 2014: will it snow on 25 December?

Briefing Wed 26 Nov, AT 12:02

Above-average temperatures predicted, with 5/1 odds that snow will fall in London on Christmas Day

Health workers from in Sierra Leone's stand near a corpse

Ebola: infected bodies dumped outside hospital in Sierra Leone

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Nov, AT 11:48

Burial workers discard bodies in protest over unpaid wages as government admits money has 'gone missing'

Coming up roses: pill makes farts smell of flowers

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Nov, AT 11:12

French inventor sells rose-scented pills –and introduces a new chocolate pill in time for Christmas

The Mole

Clegg ‘a hypocrite’ for backing curbs on EU migrants’ benefits

Wed 26 Nov, AT 10:52 The Mole

Lib Dem leader’s FT article underlines hardening attitude in Westminster to migrants claiming welfare

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe: from freedom fighter to fearsome dictator

Profile Wed 26 Nov, AT 10:40

As the battle for succession accelerates, what do we know about one of Africa's longest serving leaders?

St Andrew's Day 2014: the strange tale of Scotland's patron saint

Briefing Wed 26 Nov, AT 10:25

Also saint of sore throats, fishmongers and old maids, St Andrew has a colourful and eccentric history

Police stand guard as they clear away a pro-democracy protest

Hong Kong: protest leaders arrested as police demolish sites

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Nov, AT 10:06

Pro-democracy activists vow to carry on despite dozens of arrests and the clearance of protest sites

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi

Messi sets new scoring record with latest Barcelona hat-trick

Match Report Wed 26 Nov, AT 09:51

Three more goals against Nicosia sets new European record to go with Saturday's Spanish landmark

British Home Secretary Theresa May

New anti-terror powers 'threaten civil liberties'

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Nov, AT 09:32

Theresa May criticised for introducing a bill that will create 'a chilling recipe for injustice'

Circumcision instruments

Denmark to debate male circumcision ban

Talking Point Wed 26 Nov, AT 09:15

Almost three-quarters of Danes say circumcision of boys should be restricted or banned

Police make an arrest during a protest in Ferguson

Ferguson: protests spread as officer defends shooting

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Nov, AT 09:03

Police officer Darren Wilson insists he has 'clean conscience' after killing black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

Man Utd on alert over Sneijder, Firminio could spark scramble

Transfer Talk Wed 26 Nov, AT 08:52

Dutch midfielder falls out with Galatasaray, and Inter set their sights on Spurs winger Erik Lamela

Police make an arrest during a protest in Ferguson

Ferguson: protests spread as officer defends shooting

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Nov, AT 08:52

Police officer Darren Wilson insists he has 'clean conscience' after killing black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

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