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world Tunisia Elections Possible Model for Region

Tunisia's democratic transition possible model, but vulnerable to regional rivalries

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world Burkina Faso President in Ivory Coast After Ouster

Burkina Faso president in Ivory Coast after violent protests push him from office

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world US strategy against Islamic State hits major hurdles

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's plan to raise a 15,000-strong rebel army in Syria has run into steep political and military obstacles, raising doubts about a key element of the White House strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the midst of a civil war. …

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world Army backs new Burkina Faso leader

Burkina Faso military chiefs back Lt-Col Isaac Zida as transitional president, an army statement says, appearing to end confusion over who is in charge.

18 minutes ago // Reuters

world Kurdish peshmerga arrive with weapons in Syria's Kobani

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT Reuters - Iraqi Kurdish forces arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani with heavy weapons to help Syrian Kurds fend off attempts by Islamic State insurgents to seize the town and cement control in the Turkish border region.

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world Marines receive Freedom of Glasgow

The Royal Marines parade through Glasgow to mark the regiment receiving the Freedom of the City.

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world Army backs new Burkina Faso leader

Burkina Faso military chiefs back Lt-Col Isaac Zida as transitional president, army statement says.

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world Boko Haram Says Kidnapped Girls Are Married Off

"The issue of the girls is long forgotten because I have long ago married them off"

30 minutes ago // The Independent

world Twin sisters among three teenage girls killed in Halloween hit-and-run in US

Three teenage girls, including twin sisters, have been killed by a hit-and-run driver while trick-or-treating in the US.

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world Spain Police Nab 19 Suspected of Trafficking Women

Spanish police arrest 19 suspected of trafficking Russian, Ukrainian women for prostitution

30 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Mischievous baby pandas wrestle keeper into submission

Two young pandas join forces to sabotage their keeper's attempts to feed them medicine using a syringe in southwest China's Chengdu

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world Cruise Ship Stuck off Norway, No Damage

Cruise liner aground in northern Norway; no injuries, no damage reported

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world India ask WI for $42m compensation

India's cricket board demands its West Indies counterpart pays up for pulling out of their tour of the country in October.

32 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Cruise ship stuck off Norway, no damage

COPENHAGEN, Denmark A Bahamas-registered cruise liner that ran aground in the northern Norway a few months ago did it again on Saturday, in sight of the pier where it was to be moored.The Norwegian rescue services say passengers had been allowed to leave the "Marco Polo" cruise ship, which was carrying more than a thousand people when it ran aground in the Lofoten archipelago early Saturday.A Norwegian pilot was onboard "Marco Polo" while two tugboats were trying to free th

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world So It's Not Too Early for Snow Just Ask the South

Winter storm warnings, watches and winter weather advisories were posted for parts of the Appalachians and northern New England on Saturday.

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world Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'

Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.

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world Boko Haram Denies Cease-Fire Claim

The leader of the Nigerian Islamist group has dismissed government claims that it has signed a truce or agreed to release captives including the schoolgirls kidnapped in April.

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world Boko Haram rules out future talks with Nigerian government

Abubakar Shekau denies claims that the Islamist group has agreed to ceasefire and will release abducted schoolgirls Continue reading...

38 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Celebrities face verbal violence for backing Hong Kong movement

Several movie stars and other celebrities have become targets of a get out of Mainland campaign on the Chinese social media.

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world VIDEO: UK travellers warned of terror threat

British travellers have been warned they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State IS militants.

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world Egypt Jails Eight for Gay Wedding

An Egyptian court has convicted eight men for inciting debauchery following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat, sentencing each of them to three years in prison.

41 minutes ago // BBC

world Men killed in fireworks blaze named

Two men killed in an explosion and blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford are identified as a 41-year-old employee and a 57-year-old customer.

42 minutes ago // BBC

world Confusion over Burkina Faso leader

A second military officer appears to have taken power in Burkina Faso, a third leader for the West African state in 24 hours.

43 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Boko Haram leader threatens to kill German hostage

The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists is threatening to kill a captured German.

47 minutes ago // Reuters

world Soldiers vie for power after Burkina Faso president quits

OUAGADOUGOU Reuters - Military factions vying for power in Burkina Faso after the resignation of longtime President Blaise Compaore met for talks on Saturday after an officer in the presidential guard said he was ousting the army chief of staff as leader of the transition.

48 minutes ago // Fox News

world Spanish police arrest 19 suspected of trafficking Russian, Ukrainian women for prostitution

Spanish police say they have arrested 19 people suspected of smuggling Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian women into the country for the purpose of prostitution.

49 minutes ago // BBC

world Man 'critical' after attack in city

A 25-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was assaulted in north Belfast.

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world Boko Haram Leader Threatens to Kill German Hostage

Leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists threatens to slaughter German hostage, 'always crying.'

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world Deposed Burkina Faso president in Ivory Coast

Blaise Compaore reportedly seen by witnesses at Ivory Coast hotel, less than 24 hours after being forced from power.

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world IS militants kill 50 from Iraq tribe

Islamic State militants have killed at least 50 members of an Iraqi tribe in a western province, officials say, after mass graves were found nearby.

54 minutes ago // The Independent

world Aerial images shed light on mysterious Middle East stone circles

New aerial images are beginning to shed some light on the mystery surrounding large stone circles in the Middle East that have confounded archaeologists for decades.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Battle lines drawn in Donetsk on the eve of rebel elections

Leadership of seperatist-controlled "Novorossia" hope to add democratic legitimacy to their rebel movement as the West conitnues to condemn Sunday's vote

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world Bourdain on Iran: 'Never treated so well'

Anthony Bourdain travels to Iran where he and his crew are welcomed with open arms. Watch Parts Unknown Sunday 9pm EST.

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world Charles and Camilla end Colombia tour

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall complete the final day of their tour of Colombia with a visit to the walled city of Cartagena.

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world Murphy apologises to Scottish voters

Jim Murphy apologises to voters for Scottish Labour's failings and Katy Clark becomes the first person to stand for the party's deputy leadership.

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world Is Iran paying men to fight in Syria?

Syrian rebels claim that Iran is paying Afghan mercenaries to fight against them in Syria. Nick Paton Walsh has more.