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Burkina Faso crowds back on streets 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:32:03 GMT 
    Hundreds of people in Burkina Faso gather for a second day to demand the president step down immediately, after he says he will stay on for a year.


Key Jerusalem holy site reopens 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:56:12 GMT 
    Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.


Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:40:12 GMT 
    Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.


Charity warns US on Ebola quarantine 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:51:34 GMT 
    Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.


Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:08:33 GMT 
    Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.


IPCC debates 'most important' report 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:34:14 GMT 
    Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.


Hungary scraps controversial web tax 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:58:24 GMT 
    Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.


Myanmar in rare multi-party talks 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:20:20 GMT 
    Myanmar's president is holding rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.


BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:34:29 GMT 
    Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.


US police killing suspect captured 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:26:50 GMT 
    A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.


Four dead in Kansas airport crash 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:45:27 GMT 
    At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.


Australia ends sanctions on Fiji 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:23:14 GMT 
    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month.


VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:15 GMT 
    A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.


VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:12:14 GMT 
    The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act.


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  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:40:01 GMT 
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