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Burkina Faso's Military Takes Power After President Resigns

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-31 05:02

Blaise Compaore, who ruled the West African country for 27 years after he seized power in a coup, agreed to resign after riots in the capital demanding his ouster.

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Hungary scraps controversial web tax

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 04:57
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.

Wenger concerned about Twitter

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 04:52
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he is concerned by his players' use of social media site Twitter, plus more.

The metal detectors saving marriages

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 04:41
The metal detectorists who are saving marriages

Burkina Faso leader urged to resign

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 04:38
Burkina Faso's opposition renews calls for the immediate resignation of President Blaise Compaore, as hundreds of protesters gather in the capital.

DUP to 'bring welfare issue to head'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 04:29
The DUP says it intends to bring the controversial welfare reform issue 'to a head" before Christmas if it is not resolved in the current talks process.

Funeral held for 'Father Christmas'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 04:28
The funeral is held for an actor who was the face of Father Christmas in a famous seasonal Coca-Cola advertising campaign.

VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 04:23
A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.

Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 04:22
A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.

Bend It Like Beckham set for stage

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 04:07
A musical version of the hit 2002 British comedy film Bend It Like Beckham is to open in the West End next year.

'Murdered' man ambulance delay probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 04:02
Delays in getting an ambulance to an alleged murder victim in Wrexham are being investigated by the Welsh Ambulance Service.

Vision for Prestwick Airport growth

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 04:00
A long-term vision is set out for Prestwick Airport - a year after it was taken into public ownership amid fears it could close.

Police boss in gross misconduct probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 04:00
A police chief will face an internal charge of gross misconduct after an allegation of inappropriate behaviour towards women.

ChildLine seeing more suicidal children

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 03:57
More children who have talked about killing themselves are contacting ChildLine for help, the counselling service says.

Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-31 03:47

The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.

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VIDEO: What happened to Remploy workers?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 03:35
A year after the last Remploy factory closed, Nikki Fox looks at what has happened to former workers - and what options are available to them

Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 03:32
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.

Millions hit in Drupal hack attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 03:30
Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug.

Mass graves found in western Iraq

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 03:29
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.

Two men killed as car hits tree

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 03:26
Two men die after their car hit a tree near Wrexham on Thursday night.
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