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Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:10 GMT 
    Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.


Abbas warning over holy site closure 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:09:38 GMT 
    The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".


Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay' 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:03 GMT 
    Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.


US nurse defies Ebola quarantine 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:58:27 GMT 
    A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.


Drones buzz French nuclear plants 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:45:15 GMT 
    An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.


Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane' 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:58:45 GMT 
    An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.


Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:07:32 GMT 
    A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier.


German motorway shooter sentenced 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:50 GMT 
    A German lorry driver who carried out hundreds of shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for more than 10 years.


Polanski freed after US arrest bid 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:40:23 GMT 
    US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.


Two dead in Kansas airport crash 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:31 GMT 
    At least two people are dead and four are injured as a small plane crashes into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.


Tunisia secularists win elections 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:03:58 GMT 
    Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.


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.


VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:53:21 GMT 
    Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.


VIDEO: Newly-lit Sistine Chapel is unveiled 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:56:15 GMT 
    The Vatican has unveiled a new hi-tech LED lighting system for the Sistine Chapel in Rome.


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  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:52:56 GMT 
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Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:10 GMT
Abbas warning over holy site closure  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:09:38 GMT
Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:03 GMT
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