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Malaysia Airlines sees first lawsuit on missing Flight MH370

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Two children of a passenger on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 have sued the company and the Malaysian government for damages, the first lawsuit to be filed over the aircraft which disappeared in March.


Posted on 1 November 2014 | 2:41 am

Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for power.








Posted on 1 November 2014 | 2:35 am

Europe won’t recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday’s planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday.


Posted on 1 November 2014 | 12:37 am

Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria’s Kobani after further air strikes

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State insurgents.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 10:21 pm

Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for power.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:49 pm

Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran’s foreign minister and the European Union foreign policy chief in Oman on Nov. 9-10 to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue ahead of a looming deadline for a final agreement, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.


Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:39 pm

U.S. chides Russia over military flights in Europe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Stepped-up flights by Russian fighters, long-range bombers and tanker aircraft are aggravating security concerns in Europe and the United States is watching them very closely, the Pentagon said on Friday.


Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:33 pm

Fourteen dead, 55 injured in Honduras bus accident

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Fourteen people were killed and 55 injured in western Honduras on Friday when a bus ran off the road and crashed into a ravine, the government said.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:35 pm

U.S. blacklists Myanmar official ahead of Obama visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a prominent lawmaker and businessman in Myanmar for undermining economic and political reforms in the country, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s planned visit next month.


Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:33 pm

Canada dismemberment killer had troubled childhood, his father says

MONTREAL (Reuters) – The Canadian man who killed and dismembered a Chinese student in 2012 was raised by a domineering mother who would get drunk on vodka and was obsessed with germs, the man’s father testified on Friday, while describing himself as an alcoholic schizophrenic.


Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:27 pm

Houthi rebels give Yemen’s president 10 days to form government

SANAA (Reuters) – Shi’ite Houthi rebels set an ultimatum on Friday for Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to form a government in 10 days or face “other options”, raising the tension in a political standoff that has crippled the country.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:04 pm

Italy PM picks Paolo Gentiloni as new foreign minister in surprise choice

ROME (Reuters) – Prime Minister Matteo Renzi appointed Paolo Gentiloni, a close ally and former communications minister, to be Italy’s new foreign minister on Friday, in a surprise decision.


Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:36 pm

Canadian who killed police gets five life sentences

(Reuters) – A man who shot and killed three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounded two others in June has been given five life sentences in prison, with no possibility of parole for 75 years, an unprecedented sentence in Canada, according to several media reports.


Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:18 pm

Italy to end sea rescue mission that saved 100,000 migrants

ROME (Reuters) – Italy said on Friday it would close a sea rescue mission that has saved the lives of more than 100,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East, a move one rights group warned could lead to a “surge of deaths” in the Mediterranean.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:16 pm

Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem’s Aqsa mosque amid tight security

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Muslim men over 50 prayed at the Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compound for the first time in more than a decade following violence on the streets.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:09 pm

Europe won’t recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday’s planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:55 pm

South Sudan famine temporarily averted, but risks remain: U.N.

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Aid and some small harvests have helped stave off a feared famine in South Sudan, but any more fighting there could still leave millions facing severe hunger next year, a senior World Food Program (WFP) official said on Friday.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:20 pm

Canada security services struggle with extremist threat, resources gap

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s spy agency and national police force are so constrained by a lack of resources that they can’t keep close track of all the Islamic extremists who may be a potential threat at home and they have also had to abandon some counter-espionage work and criminal investigations, according to current and former intelligence and police officials.


Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:17 pm

South Sudan famine temporarily averted, but risks remain: U.N.

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Aid and some small harvests have helped stave off a feared famine in South Sudan, but any more fighting there could still leave millions facing severe hunger next year, a senior World Food Programme (WFP) official said on Friday.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:10 pm

Thousands denounce HSBC board member’s likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands have signed an online petition denouncing reported comments by an HSBC Holdings board member in which she likened Hong Kong protesters’ demands for democracy to the emancipation of slaves.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:38 pm

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Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard Health Technician Nathan Wallenmeyer, left, and CBP supervisor Sam Ko conduct prescreening measures on a passenger, right, who arrived from Sierra Leone at O'Hare International Airport's Terminal 5 in Chicago. 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. Canada's Conservative government said Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of Ebola virus disease. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Melissa Maraj, File)TORONTO (AP) — 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.

Posted on 1 November 2014 | 2:32 am

Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight

Map locates Mojave Desert, Calif.MOJAVE, California (AP) — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.

Posted on 1 November 2014 | 2:18 am

Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT

BEIJING (AP) — China has successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day trip that ended early Saturday marked the first time in almost four decades that a spacecraft has returned to Earth after traveling around the moon. China plans to send a spacecraft to the moon in 2017 and have it return to Earth after collecting soil samples.

Posted on 1 November 2014 | 2:02 am

Ecuador court clears way for unlimited presidential terms

Ecuador's Constitutional Court has given lawmakers the green light to set new rules on term limits that would allow President Rafael Correa to extend his rule beyond 2017Ecuador's Constitutional Court has given lawmakers the green light to set new rules on term limits that would allow President Rafael Correa to extend his rule beyond 2017. Ecuador's constitution, which was adopted by referendum under Correa in 2008, only allows two consecutive terms for public office holders, including the president. In its decision, the Constitutional Court also approved several amendments that had been voted for by parliament.

Posted on 1 November 2014 | 2:00 am

Clashes in West Bank as flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque reopens

Israeli soldiers stand near the Western Wall at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem on October 30, 2014Clashes erupted in the West Bank on Friday after weekly Muslim prayers while security forces deployed heavily around Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque which reopened following the killing of a Palestinian by police. A rocket was also fired from Gaza and hit southern Israel on Friday, the Israeli army said, although there were no reports of casualties or damage. It was the first rocket to hit Israel since September 16. Al-Aqsa, in Jerusalem's Old City, and adjacent neighbourhoods have seen months of violence, and the mosque compound has been a rallying point for Palestinian resistance to perceived Jewish attempts to take control of it.

Posted on 1 November 2014 | 1:33 am

China experimental moon orbiter returns

BEIJING (AP) — China has successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

Posted on 1 November 2014 | 1:32 am

Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — 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. They also asked people in six other districts in the country’s central hills to be on alert for possible mudslides.

Posted on 1 November 2014 | 1:32 am

Fernandez wins short program at Skate Canada

Javier Fernandez, of Spain, waves to the crowd following his performance during the men's short program of the Skate Canada figure skating event in Kelowna, British Columbia, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)KELOWNA, British Columbia (AP) — Spain's Javier Fernandez won the men's short program Friday at Skate Canada International, and Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford took the short dance.

Posted on 1 November 2014 | 1:19 am

Greek Orthodox Church bans religious rites at cremations

The Greek Orthodox Church will not provide religious rites for those who choose cremation, saying it disrespects the human bodyThe Greek Orthodox Church says it will not provide religious rites for those who choose cremation, saying it disrespects the human body. "The incineration of the body is not in keeping with the traditions and actions of the Church, for anthropological and theological reasons," the Church said in a statement.

Posted on 1 November 2014 | 1:17 am

Wolves give Ricky Rubio 4-year, $56M deal,

Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio, right, shoots as Chicago Bulls' Aaron Brooks defends during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. The Timberwolves won 113-112. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio is getting a four-year, $56 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Posted on 1 November 2014 | 1:04 am

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Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi freed from Mexican jail, immediately returns to … – Fox News


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Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi freed from Mexican jail, immediately returns to
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U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, jailed more than 200 days in Mexico, was freed by a judge Friday and immediately returned to the U.S., his family said. Tahmooressi, 26, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, had been held since March 31, when …
Mexican Court Orders US Marine Reservist ReleasedABC News
Mexico: American Marine Is Released From JailNew York Times
Mexico judge orders release of former Marine jailed on weapons offensesReuters
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Posted on 1 November 2014 | 2:25 am

Burkina Faso Army Officers Say They Hold Power – Voice of America


Voice of America

Burkina Faso Army Officers Say They Hold Power
Voice of America
A group of Burkina Faso army officers said Friday that it had "taken the destiny of the nation in hand," increasing doubt about just who is in charge in the country. The news came hours after the head of the army, General Honore Traore, said he was assuming …
Army chief takes power in Burkina FasoIrish Times
Army claims power after Burkina Faso's president resignsABC Online
Burkina Faso's army chief dissolves gov'tXinhua
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Posted on 1 November 2014 | 2:06 am

Boko Haram says it will not release girls – Telegraph.co.uk


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Boko Haram says it will not release girls
Telegraph.co.uk
Boko Haram denied that they had agreed to a ceasefire in a new video obtained on Friday by the news agency AFP, describing the Nigerian government claims as a lie and apparently ruling out future talks. The group's leader, Abubakar Shekau, also claimed …
Boko Haram In New Video: No Ceasefire Pact With FGLeadership Newspapers
Boko Haram says schoolgirls 'married of'Aljazeera.com
Eight Killed in Bus-Park Blast in Gombe, Northern NigeriaBusinessweek
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Posted on 1 November 2014 | 1:56 am

UN warns of ‘unprecedented’ number of foreign jihadists in Iraq, Syria – Times of India


Times of India

UN warns of 'unprecedented' number of foreign jihadists in Iraq, Syria
Times of India
LONDON: Foreign jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an "unprecedented scale", according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain's Guardian newspaper on Friday. Around 15,000 people have travelled to …
US airstrikes failing to stem flow of IS to SyriaThe Nation
Terror warning for UK tourists: Foreign office updates travel advice for all global Daily Mail
UK Government Updates Travel Advice to Reflect Threat of TerrorismWall Street Journal
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Posted on 1 November 2014 | 1:54 am

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes: 1 Dead, 1 Injured – NBCNews.com


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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes: 1 Dead, 1 Injured
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane exploded and crashed during a test flight on Friday, killing one crew member and seriously injuring another, authorities said. The explosion came after the plane dropped away from its WhiteKnightTwo carrier …
Deadly explosion of Virgin Galactic spaceship rattles budding industryWashington Post
Dream of Space Taxis to Tourism Dented by Duel AccidentsBusinessweek
Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes in desert during test flight, killing one: authoritiesNew York Daily News
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Posted on 1 November 2014 | 1:52 am

Europe won’t recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin – Reuters


Reuters

Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin
Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government …
US condemns east Ukraine separatist voteSky News Australia
Russian media watchdog blasts radio station over Ukraine coverageeuronews

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Posted on 1 November 2014 | 12:40 am

Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal – Reuters


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Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal
Reuters
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's foreign minister and the European Union foreign policy chief in Oman on Nov. 9-10 to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue ahead of a looming deadline for a final agreement, …
Two weeks before Iran talks' deadline: Tripartite summit in hopes of breakthroughHaaretz
Iran poised to choose poverty over nuclear disarmamentWashington Post
Zarif, Kerry, Ashton to meet in OmanPress TV
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 11:53 pm

Landslide Survivor Saw Sri Lankan Villagers Swept Away – Businessweek


Businessweek

Landslide Survivor Saw Sri Lankan Villagers Swept Away
Businessweek
Sri Lankan residents stand outside a damaged building at the site of a landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains in Koslanda village in central Sri Lanka today. A landslide warning had been in operation since last night in Badulla and adjoining hill town of …
India to give Sri Lanka Rs.5 mn for mudslide disaster reliefFirstpost

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 11:26 pm

Hungary Drops Internet Tax Plan For Now – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Hungary Drops Internet Tax Plan For Now
Wall Street Journal
Hungary's leader suspended a controversial plan to tax Internet traffic in the face of mass protests and corporate opposition. In the biggest demonstrations to hit the country since Prime Minister Viktor Orban took power four years ago, tens of thousands of …
Hungary's Orban shelves Internet tax after demosBangkok Post
Hungary backtracks on Internet tax after massive protestsThe Globe and Mail
Hungary: Climbdown from Orban as Internet Tax is shelvedeuronews
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:46 pm

2 boys first to sue government, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370 – CBS News


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2 boys first to sue government, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370
CBS News
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared …

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:42 pm