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EDITOR'S LETTER
The 'other'
NEWS FEATURE 1
Is President Trump on the brink of a new Watergate?
NEWS FEATURE 2
Playing with Greek fire
DIGEST AMERICAS
No Trump bump for Twitter’s profits
DIGEST EUROPE
Fed up with taking the flak, Brussels launches a revamp
DIGEST EUROPE
Martin Schulz’s bid to topple Merkel hits turbulence
DIGEST ASIA-PACIFIC
Did Kim Jong-un order his own half-brother’s assassination?
DIGEST ASIA-PACIFIC
Kim’s missiles pose a major foreign policy challenge for Trump
DIGEST AFRICA
Former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor phones allies from UK prison
DIGEST AFRICA
The resignation of a general shines further light on the atrocities in South Sudan
DIGEST AFRICA
Armyworms and drought threaten millions of people in southern and eastern Africa
DIGEST MIDDLE EAST
Siege, chemical weapons and misinformation: How Assad broke Aleppo
DIGEST MIDDLE EAST
Is the two-state solution dead and buried?
THE PICTURE
Basking in a purifying golden glow
GOOD NEWS
Testing for Ebola in 15 mins
Malaysian aid for Rohingyas arrives in Bangladesh
THE  INFOGRAPHIC
People in numbers
IN SCIENCE
De-extinction: Not such a mammoth task?
IN MEDICINE
Why are we so bad at remembering details?
IN TECHNOLOGY
A white dwarf star contains the building blocks for life
roadsandkingdoms.com
The Friendliest Border - Roads & Kingdoms
foreignpolicy.com
The Blackwater of Jihad
africanarguments.org
The Strong Breed: The rise and fall of Africa’s great literary leaders | African Arguments
GOOD NEWS
A selection of positive news from around the world this week.
Testing for Ebola in 15 mins
D etecting the Ebola virus in a blood sample normally takes a full day and requires access to a specialised lab. Currently quicker tests are not sufficiently accurate but scientists are rectifying this using specialised proteins which they hope will reveal whether or not a person has the virus in under 15 minutes.
Malaysian aid for Rohingyas arrives in Bangladesh
A Malaysian aid ship has arrived in Bangladesh carrying more than 2,000 tonnes of food and emergency supplies for over 250,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled their native Myanmar after reported abuses by the security forces. The aid will provide relief in camps where nutrition and sanitation are poor.
Nigeria’s new whistle-blowing policy brings a windfall
In a bid to counter widespread corruption, Nigeria’s finance minister recently announced that the country would allow citizens who report corruption to gain a cut of the recovered plunder. It appears to be working: the policy has already netted over $180 million.
Colombia aims to be landmine free by 2020
After last year’s landmark peace accord between the government and the FARC rebels, Colombia has announced its intention to rid the country of landmines by 2021. After Afghanistan, Colombia has suffered the highest number of landmine casualties in the world, with more than 11,500 people killed or injured by the devices since 1990.
DRC declares yellow fever outbreak over
The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared the end of one of the “largest and most challenging yellow fever outbreaks in recent years”, according to the World Health Organisation. It follows a similar announcement in Angola in December, marking the end of an outbreak that caused 965 confirmed cases of yellow fever across both countries.
Kaspar Loftin, Tim Cross & Henry Goodwin
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