Gough Whitlam obituary | Australia news |

Gough Whitlam obituary | Australia news |
Gough Whitlam as leader of the Australian Labor party, circa 1970. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The towering, patrician Gough Whitlam, who has died aged 98, made his mark in a dynamic and chaotic era of Australian politics. His legacy is to some extent overshadowed by the dramatic nature of his dismissal as prime minister. Yet in three years in the role Whitlam managed to forge himself into the key figure in the shaping of modern Australia.

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MSF volunteers put themselves in the frontline of fight against Ebola | World news | Guardian Weekly

MSF volunteers put themselves in the frontline of fight against Ebola | World news | Guardian Weekly
Handprints of survivors are seen on a board at the Médécins sans Frontières Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Zoom Dosso/Getty

On 4 October a young nurse infected with the Ebola virus emerged from isolation at the Bégin military hospital east of Paris. While working in Liberia she became the first French person to be infected by a disease that has claimed around 4,500 lives in west Africa since the end of March.

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Male escort tried to sell Shrien Dewani story to Sun for £30,000, court told | World news |

Male escort tried to sell Shrien Dewani story to Sun for £30,000, court told | World news |
Although the judge has said Shrien Dewani’s sexuality is irrelevant to the charges against him, Leisser’s testimony is expected to form a key part if the prosecution case. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/AP

A male escort whose allegations are expected to form a key part of the murder case against Shrien Dewani tried to sell his story to the Sun for £30,000, a court in South Africa has heard.

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