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  • 1 November 2014

    THE head of Burkina Faso's armed forces has seized power after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country.

  • 1 November 2014

    ISRAEL has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.

  • 1 November 2014

    UKRAINIAN Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, speaking after a gas agreement with Russia was hammered out, says Ukraine would guarantee deliveries of gas through its territory to Europe to make sure Moscow had no room for "blackmailing".

  • 1 November 2014

    A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, has been captured by US marshals near an abandoned aircraft hangar.

  • 1 November 2014

    TWO Malaysian teenage boys are suing Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father eight months after Flight 370 carrying him disappeared.

  • 1 November 2014

    SPAIN will seek to block in the courts a watered-down version of a Catalan vote on independence planned for November 9 in the same way it stopped a non-binding referendum, Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria has said.

  • 31 October 2014

    Ask anyone what the two biggest foreign stories are right now and they will almost certainly say the fight against Ebola and tackling Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

  • 31 October 2014

    A SOUTH Korean court-martial has convicted four soldiers of homicide for beating to death a fellow conscript and sentenced them to long prison terms in a case that sparked a public outcry.