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The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country.
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Ecuador top court endorses re-election for Correa

The Associated Press  |  posted 43 minutes ago
Ecuador's top court endorsed and sent to the National Assembly on Friday a constitutional reform package that would allow indefinite re-election for President Rafael Correa.
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New US general seeks China air safety dialogue

The Associated Press  |  posted 43 minutes ago
The U.S. Air Force's new commander in the Pacific says she's hoping to continue talks with China on avoiding dangerous encounters in the air.
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Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 9:41pm
Authorities were investigating on Friday a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.
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Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 8:41pm
Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.
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Cyclists kidnapped, ransomed near Mexico City

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 6:10pm
Seven cyclists and an assistant who were kidnapped while on a training ride in the mountainous outskirts of the Mexican capital were released hours later after a ransom was paid, authorities said Friday.
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UN resolution urges Myanmar to drop identity plan

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 5:41pm
A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."
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UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 5:30pm
The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq.
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After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

Kathy Matheson, Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 3:31pm
For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.
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Peshmerga fighters enter Syrian border

Elena Becatoros, Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 3:11pm
Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town, activists said.
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Suspected ETA member arrested in Germany

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 3:11pm
Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA who has been on the run since 2004.
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Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West

Dan Perry, Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 2:23pm
With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region — the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad — there is still no plan.
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Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 1:51pm
Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.
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Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 1:11pm
A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others was given Canada's harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years.
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Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

Peter Enav, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 1:11pm
Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.
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UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 1:01pm
A new United Nations report says the world faces a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.
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Fire causes evacuation of French state radio

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 12:51pm
A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio forced radio stations housed inside to interrupt broadcasts, as columns of black smoke spilled out of windows.
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Head of UK sex-abuse inquiry quits

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 12:31pm
The head of an inquiry into alleged sex abuse by powerful figures in British society resigned Friday after victims' groups said she was too close to a politician under scrutiny.
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Italy phases out sea rescues to save migrants

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 12:31pm
Italy insisted Friday that lives won't be sacrificed as it ended its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifted over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union.
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US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 11:54am
The U.S. ambassador who just returned from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola said Friday she's self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else.
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Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

Diaa Hadid, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 11:51am
The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.
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EU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 11:43am
A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU's special representative for human rights to visit, which would be a significant step toward resuming a human rights dialogue that Pyongyang broke off in 2003.
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2 bodies found after UK fireworks warehouse blaze

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 11:31am
British police have found the bodies of two men after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse that sent plumes of black smoke and explosions into the sky.
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Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 10:11am
Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.
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