Where’s Kim Jong-un? North Korea’s leader hasn’t been seen since September, and the rumour mill has gone into overdrive

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How can we stop the Ebola outbreak? Vaccines and experimental drugs are being developed but there are other measures we should put in place. 

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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education campaigner shot on school bus in 2012 by a Taliban gunman, has won the 2014 Nobel peace prize.

Malala wins along with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist. Full story »

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Couples across the US married on Monday after same-sex marriage became legal in Oklahoma, Utah, Indiana, Wisconsin and Virginia following an “extraordinary” supreme court decision.

So if this wedding album doesn’t make you feel all the feels, we don’t know what will.

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Ebola patient dies at Texas hospital

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola outside Africa since the current outbreak began, has died, the hospital that was treating him in Texas has announced. Full story »


One in four people will experience mental health issues in their lifetime. So why don’t we talk about it more?

Over 700 people told the Guardian about their experiences with mental health care in the UK. 

We’ll be posting their stories on this blog. Later, we’ll expand to talk about other issues around mental illness.

Hundreds of you shared your experiences of mental health with us. We’ve published a pick of them here. Follow timetotalkmentalhealth for more 

This is basically the logic of the College Republican National Committee’s latest ad aimed at female voters:

"Let’s make politics like shopping for wedding dresses and reality TV, because that’s the only way we can get women to care!"

This polar bear had a busy day at the Flood Wall Street demonstrations. He protested for action on climate change, befriended a pair of Captains Planet, did some media interviews and eventually got himself arrested, all in the name of stopping global warming. 

This is his journey.

(Photos: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images, Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty,  Andrew Kelly/EPA, Seth Wenig/AP)