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Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:27:09 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 13:10:53 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 13:14:43 GMT 
    Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.


US Ebola nurse defies quarantine 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:35:10 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.


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.


US posts better-than-expected growth 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:30:33 GMT 
    The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.


Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane' 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:58:30 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.


Groups condemn Singapore gay ruling 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:23:07 GMT 
    Human rights groups criticise a Singapore court's decision that a law banning gay sex is constitutional, saying it "tramples on basic rights".


Japan princess back in public eye 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:11:11 GMT 
    Japan's Crown Princess Masako - who has been hit by a stress-related illness - attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years.


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.


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.


UK can be sued over rendition case 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:31:58 GMT 
    A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.


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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