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Burkina Faso's president quits, army chief takes power

Zee News - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Ouagadougou: Burkina Faso's army chief Gen Nabere Honore Traore assumed power Friday after President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation following violent protests against his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.

Hungary scraps internet tax plans in wake of mass protests

Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
HUNGARIAN PRIME MINISTER Viktor Orban has made a U-turn on plans to introduce an internet tax in the country, following protests and a warning from the European Union that it would be a mistake.

Court bid to limit nurse's movement

Irish Independent - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Health officials in Maine have asked a court to limit the movements of American nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.

Twitter and Google shake up management teams - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Google Inc.'s Andy Rubin, who oversaw development of the Android software used in more than 70 percent of the world's smartphones, is leaving the company.

US Calls On Ethiopian Government To Release Detained Journalists

RTT News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The United States reiterated its call on the Ethiopian government to release journalists imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of expression.

FROM READERS: Kirksville author talks about what she learned in the Peace ...

Columbia Missourian - ‎5 hours ago‎
Carolyn Mulford is an author from Kirksville, Missouri. She graduated from MU with a master's degree in journalism and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia before working as a magazine editor in Washington, D.C.

Zambia's acting president appeals for calm

SFGate - ‎1 hour ago‎
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) - Zambian security forces will not tolerate any violence or other illegal activity as the country mourns President Michael Sata, who died after a long illness, Zambia's temporary leader said Friday.

30 killed in Nigeria car bomb attack

Business Standard - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nairobi, Oct 31 (EFE) At least 30 people were killed Friday when a car bomb exploded in a crowded bus station in the northeastern Nigerian state of Gombe, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) told media.

AfriForum: ANC emotional about gun laws

News24 - ‎2 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - The ANC-led government's intention to introduce amendments to the Firearms Control Act is an emotional reaction, AfriForum said on Friday.

Residents fear new mudslides

Irish Examiner - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Sri Lankan authorities have warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents say there is no room left at shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.

UN: ISIS has 15000 fighters from 80 countries; $45m in funds

Rudaw - ‎5 minutes ago‎
LONDON - The United Nations has warned that 15,000 foreign jihadists from 80 countries have travelled to fight in Iraq and Syria, raising the number of foreign militants to an “unprecedented scale.

Gold tanks to multi-month low on global crash; silver sinks

Hindustan Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gold suffered its biggest fall in over 15 months and closed below the key Rs. 26,000 per 10 grams mark at the domestic bullion market on Friday on the back of massive selling from speculative traders and stockists.

Harmony shuts Kusasalethu mine to remove illegal miners

BDlive - ‎1 hour ago‎
HARMONY Gold has shut its Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville for two weeks to remove illegal miners from underground operations after they reportedly set fires and endangered mineworkers' lives.

Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.

Rand hit by emerging market sell-off

Independent Online - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Johannesburg - The rand tumbled to its weakest level against the dollar in over a week on Friday as a sell-off of emerging market currencies wiped out the gains it made after South Africa's trade shortfall surprisingly narrowed sharply in September.

Being gay is greatest gift: Apple boss

New Zealand Herald - ‎47 minutes ago‎
The chief executive of Apple has spoken of his pride in being gay, calling it "among the greatest gifts God has given me".

Microsoft to Mac Users: Happy Halloween, Here's a New Outlook for Mac

TIME - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Microsoft's Halloween gift to Mac users? A surprise new version of Outlook for Mac, which was revealed in a company blog post on Friday.

US regulators fine Ferrari US$3.5m for not filing reports

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎44 minutes ago‎
[DETROIT] Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Ferrari sports car brand has been fined US$3.5 million for not filing "early warning reports" indicating safety issues with US safety regulators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday.

New, Deep-Dive Travel Books on Ethiopia, London and Photographer Thomas ...

Wall Street Journal - ‎53 minutes ago‎
New travel books, from left: 'Ethiopian Highlands,' 'Unseen London' and 'Wanderlust' F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas.

Mike Tyson Reveals He Was Sexually Abused As A Child - ‎46 minutes ago‎
This is such a sad thing to hear! Mike Tyson doesn't have the cleanest of legal records, but it may all stem back to his childhood.

Ethiopia withdraws from hosting 2014 CECAFA, Senior Cup

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - ‎1 hour ago‎
The tournament was scheduled to kick off from 24th of next month to 9th December but according to CECAFA, Secretary General Nicholas Musonye the country will not be able to stage the annual competition as they had promised earlier.

Jeptoo fails doping test: Athletics Kenya

Reuters - ‎42 minutes ago‎
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has failed an out-of-competition doping test, Athletics Kenya said on Friday.

Gerrard waiting on new offer

SPORT24 - ‎5 hours ago‎
Cape Town - Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard insists he will not be retiring from football when his contract expires in May, and may look to ply his trade elsewhere if the Reds fail to offer him a new deal.

Would calorie labels on alcohol make you drink less?

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Royal Society for Public Health has said that alcohol consumption is adding to the obesity crisis in the UK. The RSPH research shows that the majority of people are unaware of the number of calories in drink.

Surviving Ebola May Depend On Your Genes

Huffington Post - ‎44 minutes ago‎
People infected with Ebola vary greatly in how severe their symptoms are. The majority die, but some develop only very mild symptoms, and it is even possible that some have no symptoms at all.
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