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Israel closed the Temple Mount, holy to both Muslims and Jews, following an assassination attempt against a Jewish activist who wants Jews to be able ...
Angered at an impending vote to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-old rule, protesters also reportedly set fire to the ruling part...
The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party....

World

BBC
At least 80 bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq....
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says....
Burkina Faso's president declares a state of emergency amid violent protests at his bid to extend his 27-year rule....
At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say....
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....

Europe

BBC
The BBC's Anna Holligan visited a cafe in Amsterdam where people smoke as much marijuana as they like, and the government gets a share of the proceeds...
A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a...
A German citizen is freed in Nigeria after being held for a week following his abduction in which a German colleague was killed....
An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants....
The country plans to build 400 new pitches ahead of hosting matches during the Euro 2020 championships....

Canada

CBC
House of Commons guard Alain Gervais is set to get free beer in thanks for his work securing the NDP caucus in last week's shooting, a...
The privacy watchdog is calling on federal authorities to keep better track of informal requests to telecommunications companies for s...
In a report released Thursday, Quebec's coroner detailed the circumstances leading to Rharouity's death and made a series of recommend...
TransCanada has officially filed for government approval for the $12 billion Energy East pipeline project with the National Energy Boa...
Brace yourself if you’re a fan of scotch. A shelf collapse at a Whitehorse liquor store this summer took many a wee dram to the floo...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
The Federal Government's $2.5 billion climate change policy has passed the Senate with the support of the Palmer United Party and independent senators...
A priceless pictorial record of Phar Lap's amazing racing career is unveiled by the National Museum of Australia....
Unions claim they have undermined the Government's attempts to overhaul the Fair Entitlements Guarantee....

Middle East

BBC
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"....
At least 80 bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq....
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...
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show....
Israel faces strong criticism at the UN Security Council over plans to build hundreds of homes in occupied East Jerusalem....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people....
Australian town marks the Anzacs who left for war...
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The BBC's Sanjoy Majum...
Why Indian women are risking motherhood in old age...
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars....

South-Asia

BBC
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people....
Australian town marks the Anzacs who left for war...
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The BBC's Sanjoy Majum...
Why Indian women are risking motherhood in old age...
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars....

Business

BBC
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity....
The number of people unemployed in Germany fell this month, confounding predictions of a slight rise....
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting....
Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker....
Lufthansa has lowered its profit guidance for 2015 due to concerns about a global economic slowdown and competition over fares....
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