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Million 'have fled Ukraine conflict' The number of people who have fled the fighting in Ukraine has doubled in weeks, and the UN says more than a million have now been displaced. Details US 'targets al-Shabab's leader' The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit. Details Ebola response 'lethally inadequate' A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres. Details FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online. Details Afghan militants 'may join IS' Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State. Details Nigeria militants 'seize' major town Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC. Details Gayet wins new French privacy case Actress Julie Gayet, linked to President Hollande, wins a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car, which French law deems private space. Details Halliburton agrees oil spill deal US oilfield firm Halliburton says it has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Details Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country. Details Golan UN captors 'issue demands' The kidnappers of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji have given a list of demands for their release, the head of Fiji's military says. Details 'Cartel links' mayors to be charged Police in Mexico are holding two serving mayors and one ex-mayor over allegations they have links to the Knights Templar drug cartel. Details Mali landmine kills four UN soldiers Four UN peacekeepers are killed and 15 injured by a landmine in northern Mali, amid what the UN calls a period of "increased attacks". Details IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq. Details