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Abbas warning over holy site closure 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:25:18 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".


Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:23:50 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.


US faces Ebola quarantine test case 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:10:06 GMT 
    A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will.


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".


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.


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.


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.


Mexico head meets students' families 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:20:53 GMT 
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.


Samsung profit lowest in three years 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:29:41 GMT 
    Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.


India's Gujarat braces for cyclone 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:27:03 GMT 
    Authorities in Gujarat begin evacuating tens of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone heads for the western coast.


Nigerian president seeks re-election 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:02:54 GMT 
    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.


Microsoft unveils fitness band 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:48:23 GMT 
    Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.


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 05:49:23 GMT 
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