Friday October 31, 2014

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Burkina Faso's longtime president steps down after protests, new election in 90 days

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule. He said elections for a new leader will be held in 90 days....

posted: October 31,2014





International News

Thick smoke seen pouring from upper floors of French state radio headquarters

PARIS - A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio is sending columns of thick black smoke out of more than a dozen windows....


Afghan leader makes rare reference to Taliban by name at Beijing conference

BEIJING, China - Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, in an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks aimed at bringing...


Life goes on: bike ride, chores for nurse in standoff with Maine over Ebola precautions

FORT KENT, Maine - In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the...


2 boys sue Malaysia Airlines, government over loss of their father on missing Flight 370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that...


WHO advises double-gloving and better protection for the face in new guidance on Ebola gear

GENEVA - The U.N. health agency is updating its guidelines for health workers dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, recommending tougher measures such as doubling up on gloves and making sure the mouth, nose and eyes are better protected...


Survivalist wanted in deadly trooper ambush caught; prosecutors to seek death penalty

LORDS VALLEY, Pa. - A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the...








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