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10 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world China gets silence from Hong Kong tycoons instead of vocal support

With a $32-billion fortune and business interests as diverse as supermarkets and ports, Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, would seem to have little to fret about. But as the Hong Konger told a class of graduating students in the summer at mainland China's Shantou University, he's kept up at...

11 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Israel Reopens Contested Jerusalem Holy Site

Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city.

16 minutes ago // ABC

world Russia: Natural Gas Will Flow After Ukraine Pays

Russia: Natural gas supplies to Ukraine will resume after Ukraine makes 1st payment next week

20 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world German, French Retail Sales Slump

German and French retail sales fell sharply in September, adding to concerns that business activity in the eurozones two biggest economies struggled to gain traction at the end of the third quarter.

22 minutes ago // BBC

world Terror sentences 'were justified'

Three men who challenged their special extended sentences for preparing terrorism offences lose their appeal.

26 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Israel reopens al-Aqsa with Muslim age limit

Muslim men below 50-years-old barred following holy site's rare closure sparked by clashes over killing of Palestinian.

27 minutes ago // New York Times

world Sinosphere Blog: Hong Kong Protesters Consider Taking Their Grievances to Beijing

Alex Chow, one of the student leaders, said that the demonstrators were weighing whether to go to the Chinese capital when world leaders, including President Obama, gather for a summit meeting next week.

27 minutes ago // BBC

world Blurred Lines dispute to go to trial

A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye's family, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.

30 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site amid rising tensions after activist shot

JERUSALEM Israel re-opened one of Islams holiest sites on Friday amid soaring tensions that had Israeli security forces on high alert and the Palestinian president calling for a day of rage. The move to allow partial access to Jerusalems al-Aqsa mosque came after a rare closure prompted by back-to-back incidents that stoked anger on both sides.

32 minutes ago // Reuters

world Russia may resume gas supply next week if Ukraine pays $2.2 bln -Gazprom

MOSCOW Reuters - Russia may restart gas supplies to Ukraine as soon as next week if Kiev pays $2.2 billion worth of debts and pre-payments, Alexei Miller, head of state gas monopoly Gazprom, said on Friday.

32 minutes ago // BBC

world Terror sentences 'were justified'

Three men who challenged their special extended sentences for terrorism offences lose their appeal.

37 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Mexican Cops Questioned in Slayings of Three Americans

Police are being questioned over the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend.

38 minutes ago // BBC

world Two missing after fireworks blaze

Two people are missing and a man has been arrested after a major blaze at a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people in hospital.

38 minutes ago // BBC

world Burkina Faso crowds back on streets

Hundreds of people in Burkina Faso gather for a second day to demand the president step down immediately, after he says he will stay on for a year.

42 minutes ago // New York Times

world Burkina Faso Leader Counters Calls for Resignation With Offer of Talks

In a statement, President Blaise Compaor said he would not heed demonstrators demands, instead offering negotiations on a transitional period.

44 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Thailand's Domestic Consumption Rises Modestly

Thailand showed a modest improvement in domestic consumption and demand for imports in September, but weak exports hurt private investment and factory output, the Bank of Thailand reported Friday.

45 minutes ago // The Times of India

world 4 dead, 5 hurt after plane crashes at Kansas airport

Four people were killed, including the pilot, and five injured when a small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita on Thursday, setting off an explosion and huge fireball, officials said.

48 minutes ago // ABC

world Bombs at Marketplaces Near Baghdad Kill 9 People

Iraqi officials: Bombings at outdoor, sheep market near Baghdad kill at least 9 people

48 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world US Ebola quarantines have a 'chilling' effect

Humanitarian group says some of the restrictions were causing "stress" for doctors and will impact activities in field.

51 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Ex-SEAL Probed Over Best-Selling Book on Bin Laden Raid

A former member of SEAL Team Six who wrote a best-seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation.

52 minutes ago // Time

world Heavy Security as Israel Reopens Jerusalem Site

JERUSALEM — Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city. Muslim worshippers on Friday made their way through a welter of Israeli checkpoints to the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. Police said that…

52 minutes ago // ABC

world Switzerland: IS Suspects Arrested Over Attack Plan

Swiss: 3 suspected IS supporters arrested in March, thought to have planned Europe attack

53 minutes ago // The Guardian

world US midterm elections the Guardian briefing

The Republicans appear set to win a majority in the Senate, giving them control of both houses. We examine how this has happened, and what the implications are for US politicsUS midterm elections: the 10 key races to watch Continue reading...

55 minutes ago // Fox News

world Iraqi officials: Bombings at outdoor, sheep market near Baghdad kill at least 9 people

Iraqi officials say bombs have struck marketplaces near Baghdad, killing at least nine people.

55 minutes ago // Fox News

world Swiss: 3 suspected IS supporters arrested in March, thought to have planned Europe attack

Prosecutors say three people suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and thought to have been planning an attack in Europe were arrested in Switzerland earlier this year.

57 minutes ago // New York Times

world Taiwan President Backs Hong Kong Protesters While Courting Beijing

In an interview, President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan said he supported Hong Kong protesters democratic ideals, but would still pursue trade agreements with China.

58 minutes ago // ABC

world Protesters Gather Again in Burkina Faso

Protesters gather again in Burkina Faso, where president vows to lead a transition until vote

59 minutes ago // ABC

world Eurozone Inflation Creeps up to 0.4 Percent

Slight rise in inflation little relief to European Central Bank as economy remains weak

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Sinosphere Blog: Beijing Police Clamp Down on Halloween Costumes in the Subway

Amid intense security as Beijing gears up to host the APEC summit meeting next week, the citys traffic police asked people not to don Halloween costumes and get onto the citys congested subway system, for fear of causing disturbances.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Two missing after fireworks blaze

A man is arrested and two people are missing after a major blaze at a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people needing hospital treatment.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Two missing after fireworks blaze

Two people are missing after a major blaze in a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people needing hospital treatment.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Eurozone Inflation Picks Up in October

The annual rate of inflation in the eurozone picked up slightly in October, but marked its 13th straight month at less than half the rate targeted by the European Central Bank.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt

The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' 218m of the UK's 2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917. It is the first payment of its kind for 67 years.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Government to pay off some WW1 debt

The UK Government has said that it will pay off part of the UK's First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world I hope Tim Cook has set an example that other business leaders will follow

By coming out as a gay man, Apples Tim Cook will accelerate change in the corporate world Continue reading...

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Hungarys prime minister scraps draft internet tax law

Viktor Orbn says the proposed legislation, which has prompted protests in the country, cannot be introduced in its current form Continue reading...