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Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze
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.
Abbas warning over holy site closure
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".
US nurse defies Ebola quarantine
A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.
Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'
An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers
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.
Groups condemn Singapore gay ruling
Human rights groups criticise a Singapore court's decision that a law banning gay sex is constitutional, saying it "tramples on basic rights".
US posts better-than-expected growth
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
German motorway shooter sentenced
A German lorry driver who carried out hundreds of shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for more than 10 years.
Polanski: US extradition attempt fails
US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.
Tunisia secularists win elections
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
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