Here’s our edited roundup of the news stories you need to know about this week – the what, who, where, why and the whens…
Ebola Virus Continues To Spread
A British charity worker and two Nigerian men are infected with the Ebola virus, reports claim. The British man tested positive for the deadly disease in Sierra Leone, where 392 people have already died as a result of the virus. Health ministers confirmed he would be flown back to the UK in a bid to save his life, and claimed there was “no risk” that this could spread Ebola further.
Meanwhile, reports that there are two new cases in Nigeria fuel concern that the virus isn’t under control, and several West African countries, including The Ivory Coast, have closed their borders to Ebola-stricken nations.
So far, 2,651 people have tested positive for Ebola, and 1,427 have died.
Lena Dunham Shares Short Teaser Of Girls Season Four
We were pretty devastated when we found out we’d have to wait until 2015 for the next season of Girls, but Lena Dunham has given us a sneak peek, sharing a short teaser on Instagram.
The video shows our favourite troubled 20-something, Hannah Horvath (played by Lena) falling off her bike. A stunt double wanders in, along with camera crew, cutting the scene with a clapperboard and announcing the new season. Lena posted the teaser saying: “We’re coming back! #season4 #loveyou.”
We love you too Lena, and we can’t wait!
Interpol launches Investigation of Thai ‘Baby Factory’
Interpol has launched a huge investigation into what has become known as the Thai ‘Baby Factory’ case. Shocked police raided a property in Bangkok last month, only to find nine surrogate babies born to a 24-year-old Japanese businessman, Mitsutoki Shigeta. Incredibly, it’s alleged that he has seven other children and planned to father hundreds more.
“We are looking into two motives. One is human trafficking and the other is exploitation of children,” said police Lt Gen Kokiat Wongvorachart.
Zac Efron And Michelle Rodriguez Split
They’ve only been dating for two months, but it seems that Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez were just a summer romance. The pair split after a series of arguments in Ibiza earlier in the month.
The Fast and the Furious actress, 36, started dating 26-year-old Zac, who shot to fame in High School Musical, in July. Both of the pair’s reps are yet to comment.