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Burkina Faso president refuses to step down

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:52
Long-time president Blaise Compaore refuses to heed protesters demands, seeking to lead transitional government instead.
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US urges Myanmar to support Rohingya rights

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:00
US President urges Myanmar leader to support civil and political rights of the stateless Rohingya Muslims minority.
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Ukraine and Russia strike gas deal

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:37
Moscow to resume gas exports into Ukraine throughout winter despite rivalry in EU brokered deal.
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Libyan rebel free to sue UK over 'torture'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:42
Court rules Abdel Hakim Belhaj can sue British government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured.
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Nigerian president confirms re-election bid

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:26
Goodluck Jonathan thanked supporters for raising $130,000 nomination fee needed to enter February race for second term.
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Burkina Faso declares state of emergency

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:05
President scraps plans for vote to extend term in office as tens of thousands take to streets and parliament set ablaze.
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Sinai security: Bulldozing ahead?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:34
Egypt accused of breaching human rights as it destroys hundreds of homes along border with Gaza to create buffer zone.
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US nurse defies Ebola quarantine by cycling

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:59
Woman who returned to Maine after treating patients in Sierra Leone says 21-day quarantine is "scientifically unsound".
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Peshmerga troops enter Kobane to fight ISIL

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:16
First batch of Iraqi Kurdish fighters arrive in besieged Syria town from Turkey border crossing, rights watchdog says.
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Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:53
Anti-government protesters barge into parliament ahead of vote to allow long-serving president another term in office.
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West Africans 'abused' in New York over Ebola

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:05
African body says children bullied at school and businesses hit due to "ignorance and panic" around the killer virus.
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Sweden recognises state of Palestine

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:16
Sweden becomes first EU member to recognise Palestinian struggle for independent state drawing Israeli anger.
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Hope fades for Sri Lanka mudslide survivors

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:37
Soldiers step up search for about 100 tea plantation workers feared buried alive in mudslide triggered by monsoon rains.
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Clashes in Jerusalem after shooting of rabbi

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 02:27
Al-Aqsa mosque shut down after right-wing Israeli, advocating for greater access to holy site, wounded in shooting.
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Tunisia results confirm Nidaa Tounes win

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:38
Secular Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the 217-member parliament while Ennahda got 69 seats, election authorities say.
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Jewish activist shot in Jerusalem

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:41
Hard-line activist, advocating greater Jewish access to disputed holy site, shot in suspected assassination attempt.
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Spike in Russian military flights reported

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:56
NATO says Russian jets conducted an unusually high number of manoeuvres over the past two days.
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Yemen's Houthis capture strategic city

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:36
Shia rebels continue their push south, capturing a key city along the Sanaa-Aden highway.
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UN condemns Israeli settlement expansion

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:16
UN political chief tells Security Council that Israeli plans to build new homes could ignite more violence.
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WHO: Ebola appears to be slowing in Liberia

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:12
Health agency sees fall in number of burials and slowing rate of new cases but says outbreak still not under control.
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