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Senegal reopened on Monday its land border with Guinea, the Interior Ministry said, five months after closing transport links in August to prevent the spread of the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus. Senegal had already lifted in November a ban on air and maritime traffic with Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the three countries worst-affected by the epidemic of the deadly hemorrhagic fever. In recent weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said the outbreak in West Africa appears to be ebbing as the rate of new infections has declined. In the week to Jan. 18 there were 20 new cases in Guinea, versus 45 the week before, WHO data showed.
In this photo by Shizuo Kambayashi, actor Johnny Depp kneels to give autographs to fans as he and his fiancee Amber Heard arrive at Haneda international airport in Tokyo to promote his latest film. "Mortdecai," also starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor, went into wide release in the U.S. over the weekend and opens in Japan on Feb. 6. The eccentric heist comedy tanked at the box office, making an estimated $4.1 million in North America and $5.2 million elsewhere, adding to a string of duds for Depp.