Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

Friday, 31 October 2014 17:35

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.vie
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China's October official PMI edges down to 50.8

Friday, 31 October 2014 16:21

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory sector grew in October but at a pace that was slightly slower than expected, underlining the challenges facing the sector as manufacturers fight rising costs and softening demand in a cooling economy.edges






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

Friday, 31 October 2014 15:37

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.merkel






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Judge rejects strict limits on nurse who treated Ebola patients

Friday, 31 October 2014 15:20

FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions.treated






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Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

Friday, 31 October 2014 15:04

MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said.fatal
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Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post

Friday, 31 October 2014 14:24

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday.washington
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Read more: Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post

 

Exclusive: U.S. probing Standard Chartered over Dubai banking - sources

Friday, 31 October 2014 14:08

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are investigating London-based Standard Chartered Plc for potential U.S. sanctions violations connected to its banking for Iranian-controlled entities in Dubai, according to people familiar with the probe.banking






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Read more: Exclusive: U.S. probing Standard Chartered over Dubai banking - sources

 

Man convicted of manslaughter in Florida marching band hazing

Friday, 31 October 2014 14:02

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The ringleader of a beating ritual that led to the death of a Florida college marching band member was convicted on Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing, the first case to go to trial in an incident that drew national attention to hazing abuses.band
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Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal

Friday, 31 October 2014 12:39

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.atom






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U.S. chides Russia over military flights in Europe

Friday, 31 October 2014 12:33

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.europe
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Seattle Pacific University campus on lockdown after gun threat

Friday, 31 October 2014 12:25

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle Pacific University said on Friday its campus was on lockdown after a student received a threat of someone coming to campus with a gun, the school said in a statement.gun
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Read more: Seattle Pacific University campus on lockdown after gun threat

 

U.S. blacklists Myanmar official ahead of Obama visit

Friday, 31 October 2014 11:33

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.visit
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