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Kerry, Iran’s foreign minister, EU’s Ashton to discuss nuclear issue November 9-10

WASHINGTON (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, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.


Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:00 pm

Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter from neighboring Turkey.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:45 pm

Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – The head of Burkina Faso’s armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass protests against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:42 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

Eleven dead, over 45 injured in Honduras bus accident

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – At least 11 people were killed and over 45 injured in western Honduras on Friday when a bus ran off the road and crashed into a ravine, a government official said.


Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:12 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

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 | 5:05 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

Dutch team recovers human remains from MH17 crash site: PM

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – A Dutch team took advantage of a pause in fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on Friday to recover human remains from the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site, the Dutch prime minister said.


Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:37 pm

Germany’s Schaeuble says doesn’t think ‘reasonable’ British will leave EU

DUBLIN (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday he does not believe Britain will leave the European Union as the English are “a reasonable people” and quitting the bloc would be a disaster.


Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:21 pm

Election-year water crisis taking a toll on Brazil’s economy

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – After a grueling election campaign in which officials faced fierce criticism for downplaying the effects of a year-long drought, Brazil’s most populous state is finally coming to terms with an uncomfortable reality: it is running out of water.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:13 pm

Iran hits back after West condemns its human rights record

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran defended itself on Friday against Western accusations of repression and a sharp rise in executions, including that of a woman hanged for murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her.


Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:11 pm

Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres: witnesses

BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels.








Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:02 pm

Turkey’s Erdogan says Kurdish peace process will continue despite unrest

PARIS (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday a peace process with Kurdish militants would continue after the killing of four soldiers and riots this month over what Kurds saw as Turkey’s refusal to help their kin in Syria.


Posted on 31 October 2014 | 3:40 pm

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Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during California test flight

Virgin Galactic spaceship crashesBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) – A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, the company said. "During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo," the company said in a tweet, adding: "We will work closely with relevant authorities to determine the cause of this accident and provide updates ASAP. …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:14 pm

Accused in Canada dismemberment trial had troubled childhood, his father says

An artist's sketch shows Luka Rocco Magnotta in court for his preliminary hearing in MontrealBy Allison Lampert 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. Luka Magnotta, 32, has admitted killing and dismembering engineering student Jun Lin, 33, and to videotaping the acts and mailing parts of the body to several addresses. He is pleading not guilty due to mental illness. …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:13 pm

Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost

MOJAVE, California (AP) — A witness says Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo exploded during a test flight over California’s Mojave Desert.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:12 pm

Virgin spaceship crashes, fate of pilots unknown

This image obtained October 31, 2014, courtesy of NASA and Mars Scientific/Clay Center Observatory shows SpaceShipTwo as it completed its second powered flight on September 5, 2013 over the Mojave desertVirgin Galactic's first commercial spacecraft crashed Friday during a test flight over California, scattering debris over the desert and leaving the fate of two pilots unknown, the company said. Television images showed parts of SpaceShipTwo, a test vehicle flying to the edge of space, scattered amid brush in the desert east of Mojave, a few hours' drive northeast of Los Angeles. The incident is second disaster involving a US spacecraft this week, after an unmanned Orbital Science rocket exploded on Tuesday six seconds after launch on a resupply mission to the ISS. "During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:11 pm

Budweiser owner InBev profits up 5.5 percent in Q3

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world’s largest beer maker, has reported a 5.5-percent increase in earnings for the third quarter, as higher selling prices more than made up for volume declines in Europe and Asia.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:10 pm

Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

Palestinian youths clash with Israeli border police after Moatez Higazi was shot in east Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)JERUSALEM (AP) — 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.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:09 pm

Kurdish official blames Turkey for peshmerga delay

A Turkish soldier climbs on an armored vehicle outside the gate of a staging area where Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters are stationed on the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, across from the Syrian town of Kobani, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the northern Syrian border town of Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled city.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)SURUC, Turkey (AP) — The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, and a senior Kurdish official blamed Ankara for the delay.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:03 pm

Top Asian News at 7:00 p.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 31 October 2014 | 7:03 pm

Second head of UK child sex abuse inquiry quits

Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf at a banquet in central London on October 22, 2014London (AFP) – The second person appointed to lead a wide-ranging British inquiry into historic allegations of child sex abuse, including by politicians, stepped down on Friday following criticism over her links to the establishment.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:00 pm

Kerry, Iran’s foreign minister, EU’s Ashton to discuss nuclear issue November 9-10

Iranian workers stand in front of Bushehr nuclear power plant, 1,200 km south of TehranWASHINGTON (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, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. Kerry's talks in Muscat, Oman with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif and the EU's Catherine Ashton are due to take place two weeks before a Nov. 24 deadline to complete an agreement on Iran's nuclear program. (Reporting by Arshad Mohammed and Warren Strobel; Editing by Diane Craft)

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:00 pm

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Abuse inquiry: Fiona Woolf steps down as chairwoman – BBC News


BBC News

Abuse inquiry: Fiona Woolf steps down as chairwoman
BBC News
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC. She said it had been clear for some time that victims did not have confidence in her, adding that it was time to "get out of the way". Victims' groups earlier …
Fiona Woolf quits abuse inquiryTelegraph.co.uk
Fiona Woolf stands down from abuse inquiryFinancial Times
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:07 pm

Israel Reopens Disputed Holy Site Amid Tensions – Voice of America


Voice of America

Israel Reopens Disputed Holy Site Amid Tensions
Voice of America
JERUSALEM—. Tensions were running high at a disputed Jerusalem holy place on Friday as Palestinians gathered for Muslim prayers under tight Israeli security. Nearly 3,000 Israeli police and soldiers deployed in and around Jerusalem's Old City as Israel …
Jerusalem simmering under Israeli security crackdownIrish Times
Israeli left-wingers urge Spanish parliament to recognize Palestinian stateJerusalem Post
Holy Site Reopens in a Tense JerusalemThe Atlantic
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:03 pm

Judge limits nurse’s movement, but rejects quarantine – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Judge limits nurse's movement, but rejects quarantine
USA TODAY
FORT KENT, Maine – A state judge issued a temporary order Friday limiting the movement and activities of Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox, but rejected a bid by the state for an outright quarantine that would have restricted Hickox to her home. The order by Chief …
Judge eases limits on nurse who treated Ebola patientsReuters
Maine judge to state health officials: did not 'prove' Kaci Hickox quarantine New York Daily News
Ebola update: Maine judge rejects quarantine for nurse Kaci HickoxCNN
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:59 pm

Fire Causes Evacuation of French State Radio – ABC News


ABC News

Fire Causes Evacuation of French State Radio
ABC News
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. No one was hurt in the blaze at the massive Maison de la Radio in the capital's chic 16th …
Maison de la Radio in Paris catches fire, forces evacuation of home to French New York Daily News
UPDATE 2-Fire at French public radio complex, staff evacuatedReuters
Fire ravages iconic French radio buildingBusiness Standard
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:51 pm

Blaise Compaoré Resigns as Burkina Faso’s President, and a General Assumes … – New York Times


New York Times

Blaise Compaoré Resigns as Burkina Faso's President, and a General Assumes
New York Times
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Blaise Compaoré, president of the poor, landlocked nation Burkina Faso, announced Friday that he had resigned, forced from office by violent street protests and the burning of the Parliament building 27 years after he …
Burkina Faso President Resigns, Military Chief Takes OverWall Street Journal
Burkina Faso coup threatens western campaign against IslamistsFinancial Times
Protests Push Burkina Faso President From PowerABC News
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:46 pm

* New mission chiefs to Sri Lanka express condolences on Koslanda landslide – Colombo Page


Colombo Page

* New mission chiefs to Sri Lanka express condolences on Koslanda landslide
Colombo Page
Oct 31, Colombo: Four new ambassadors and one high commissioner to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (Oct. 30) evening. The new diplomats assuming duties were Ambassador …
No room at shelters for additional refugees of deadly Sri Lanka landslideNew York Daily News
India pledges Rs 50 lakh as immediate assistance for Lanka landslideIBNLive
Pakistan offers assistance to Sri Lanka's landslide victimsDaily Times
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:34 pm

Fake Clowns Terrorize France – TIME


National Post

Fake Clowns Terrorize France
TIME
Creepy clowns are freaking out the French. A rash of scary pranks carried out at night by the costumed characters have put police officers on alert. Teenagers dressed as clowns and carrying weapons have spooked many French citizens. The frightening …
Spooked governments ban costumes: Where not to celebrate HalloweenChristian Science Monitor
No joke: French town bans clown costumes for a monthCTV News
The French teenager behind Bozo the 'evil clown' craze in DouvrinDaily Mail
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:32 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 on Friday temporarily dropped a controversial plan to tax Internet traffic, a rare decision to retreat that came after pressure from mass protests and corporate opposition. In the biggest demonstrations to hit the country since Prime Minister …
Hungary's Orban shelves Internet tax after demosBangkok Post
Internet tax plans suspended after mass protestsCalgary Herald
Hungary backtracks on Internet tax after massive protestsThe Globe and Mail
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:17 pm

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


CBS News

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 …
Lawsuit filed for children of passenger on missing MH370euronews
2 boys sue Malaysia Airlines, government over loss of their father on missing Fox News
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:42 pm

UN: 15000 foreigners fighting with extremists in Syria and Iraq – Deutsche Welle


Deutsche Welle

UN: 15000 foreigners fighting with extremists in Syria and Iraq
Deutsche Welle
The number of foreign fighters aiding extremist groups in the Middle East has skyrocketed since 2010, according to a UN report. Its authors warn that the stark numbers point to a security problem for years to come. IS Dschihadisten Syrien Irak. A new study on …
UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groupsKansas City Star
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:37 pm