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Burkina Faso leader 'to stay on' 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:21:34 GMT 
    Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power under a transitional government, after a day of violent protests demanding he step down.


Abbas warning over holy site closure 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:50:22 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".


Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:33:43 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.


US police killing suspect captured 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:30:06 GMT 
    A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for six weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.


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.


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.


Maine bid to force nurse quarantine 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:28:50 GMT 
    The governor of Maine vows to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to quarantine a US nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa


Mass graves found in western Iraq 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:19:05 GMT 
    Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.


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.


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.


Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane' 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:59:52 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.


Pirate Bay founder faces jail term 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:50 GMT 
    Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.


VIDEO: Where are Mexico's missing students? 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:36:00 GMT 
    The Mexican president has met with the families of 43 students who went missing in September, following clashes with police.


VIDEO: Tower poppies artist hails volunteers 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:09:22 GMT 
    The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".


VIDEO: Stars glow at Interstellar premiere 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:22:09 GMT 
    The stars of Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated Interstellar praise its "ambition" at the film's European premiere.
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