Burkina Faso protests: Compaore's 27 years as president
Full Article BBC News
31 Oct 2014

31 October 2014 Last updated at 10:12 GMT Protesters are gathering for a second day in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou, calling on President Blaise Compaore to resign immediately. They are angry at Mr Compaore, who responded to a day of violence by saying he would stay in power for a further year under a transitional government BBC News looks...

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Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore speaks to the media after a meeting with France's President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, Sept, 18, 2012.
photo: AP / Francois Mori

updated 30 Oct 2014; published 30 Oct 2014
Déclaration de Blaise Compaoré à la nation
updated 30 Oct 2014; published 30 Oct 2014
URGENT - Blaise Compaoré décrète l’État d’urgence au Burkina Faso
updated 28 Oct 2014; published 28 Oct 2014
Burkina Faso : manifestation massive contre le régime de Blaise Compaoré
updated 30 Oct 2014; published 30 Oct 2014
Le Burkina Faso en feu : Blaise Compaoré aux abois (Bientôt le tour de Kabila!)
updated 30 Oct 2014; published 30 Oct 2014
EXCLUSIF : Au coeur des manifestations à Ouagadougou - BURKINA FASO
updated 31 Oct 2014; published 31 Oct 2014
BURKINA FASO - les manifestants demandent le départ immédiat de Blaise Compaoré
Barroso leaves European Commission after 10 years – stricter budget rules are part of legacy
photo: European Community / EC

updated 04 Mar 2013; published 04 Mar 2013
José Manuel Barroso - President of the European Commission
updated 22 Oct 2014; published 22 Oct 2014
European Commission: Barroso bows ahead of vote on Juncker's new team
updated 26 May 2008; published 26 May 2008
Nigel Farage audits Barroso Commission
updated 15 Sep 2014; published 15 Sep 2014
Meeting with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso 9/15/2014
updated 27 Sep 2011; published 27 Sep 2011
YouTube World View: European Commission President Barroso
updated 22 Oct 2014; published 22 Oct 2014
Jose Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, bids farewell to the European Parliament
Russia may resume Ukraine gas supply next week if bills paid -Gazprom CEO
Full Article Reuters
31 Oct 2014

MOSCOW Oct 31 (Reuters) - Russia may restart gas supplies to Ukraine as soon as next week if all financial conditions are met, Alexei Miller, head of state gas monopoly Gazprom , said on Friday. Moscow, Kiev and the European Union clinched a deal on Thursday that would resume supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine over the winter...

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Russia may resume Ukraine gas supply next week if bills paid -Gazprom CEO

updated 11 Jun 2014; published 11 Jun 2014
Gazprom Moves Gas Prepayment Deadline For Ukraine To June 16: Russian Media
updated 12 Jun 2014; published 12 Jun 2014
Russia, Ukraine, EU to resume talks ahead of gas bill deadline
updated 16 Jun 2014; published 16 Jun 2014
Ukraine must pay 'up front' for gas after deadline to clear Gazprom debts passes
updated 08 Jun 2014; published 08 Jun 2014
Russian Gas Deadline Looms: Gas talks between Ukraine, EU and Russia set to resume in Brussels
updated 28 Jun 2014; published 28 Jun 2014
UKRAINE Gazprom Warns It'll Limit Gas To Countries Over Gas Resell To Kiev 27Jun2014
updated 11 Nov 2013; published 11 Nov 2013
Ukraine reportedly halts Russian gas imports but transit to Europe unaffected - economy
File - In this July 27, 2013 photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to war veterans during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea.
photo: AP / Wong Maye-E

updated 14 Apr 2013; published 14 Apr 2013
North Korea, nuclear weapons "a matter of time"
updated 07 Jul 2014; published 07 Jul 2014
North Korea's nuclear weapons stockpile could increase sharply within years U S scientist
updated 20 Apr 2013; published 20 Apr 2013
Barack Obama Speech on North Korea Nuclear Weapons
updated 30 Jul 2013; published 30 Jul 2013
Revisiting History: North Korea and Nuclear Weapons
updated 04 Apr 2014; published 04 Apr 2014
U.S., Japan, South Korea to discuss North Korea nuclear weapons program
updated 09 Mar 2013; published 09 Mar 2013
North Korea has new weapons program
Leading the fight against female mutilation
Full Article Canberra Times
31 Oct 2014

EFUA DORKENOO 1949-2014 Efua Dorkenoo helped to lead a successful 30-year campaign against the tradition of genital cutting of girls and women, mainly in Africa and the Middle East, by casting the practice as a human rights violation. Dorkenoo started organisations to battle genital cutting and coordinated the effort more broadly as acting director...

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Leading the fight against female mutilation
photo: UN / Evan Schneider

updated 31 Jul 2014; published 31 Jul 2014
Cutting the rose: female genital mutilation | Efua Dorkenoo | TEDxUCLWomen
updated 30 Oct 2014; published 30 Oct 2014
Efua Dorkenoo, Who Campaigned Against Genital Cutting, Dies at 65
updated 29 Oct 2014; published 29 Oct 2014
Efua Dorkenoo, Who Campaigned Against Genital Cutting, Dies at 65
updated 10 Mar 2014; published 10 Mar 2014
WOW 2014 | Female Genital Mutilation
updated 22 Jul 2014; published 22 Jul 2014
No Time To Lose: On Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
updated 03 Apr 2013; published 03 Apr 2013
Efua Dorkenoo Interview: FGM in Liberia

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The Daily Beast
Plaudits have been showered on Apple’s CEO after he publicly came out. But commentators are gliding over the bracing corollary in his declaration: the gay and powerful should use...
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The People's Voice
Pentagon commanders initiated it. A duplicitous 2015 50th anniversary commemoration. Honoring one of history's greatest crimes. Turning truth on its head. Orwell explained saying...
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BBC News
Of the 23 members of the Bakr family who set sail for Europe on a crowded traffickers' boat in early September, only one is known to have arrived. The body of 14-month-old...

UN envoy proposes Syria 'fighting freeze'
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UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura has presented an "action plan" for Syria, proposing to "freeze" fighting in local areas to allow for aid deliveries and to lay the groundwork for talks. De Mistura told reporters after meeting with the UN Security...
photo: UN / Loey Felipe
Ukraine Spared A Winter Of Discontent After The EU Brokers A Gas Deal With Russia
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© AFP John ThysAlexander Novak, Russian Energy Minister, arrives at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels on October 30, 2014 Russia agreed to resume gas deliveries to Ukraine through the winter in an EU-brokered deal reached by the...
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom talks during a news conference Thursday Oct. 30, 2014, at the government building Rosenbad, in Stockholm, after Sweden's new government officially recognized a Palestinian state. Wallstrom said the Scandinavian country had decided on the move because the criteria of international law required for such recognition had been fulfilled, "There is a territory, a people and government," she told reporters in Stockholm.
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STOCKHOLM — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem. The European...
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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at Faneuil Hall, Friday August 9, 2013, in Boston.
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Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, who said he attended so many community meetings over his two decades in office that he personally met half of the city’s residents, has died. He was 71. He died today after battling cancer, according...
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Sri Manka Mudslide
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Colombo, October 30: Nearly 200 people are feared to have been buried alive in Sri Lanka after a deadly landslide destroyed the homes of mostly Indian-origin tea plantation workers with slim chances of any survivors being found even as India offered...
photo: AP / Eranga Jayawardena
Malala Yousafzai gestures as she speaks to an audience during a discussion of her book, "I am Malala" hosted by the John F. Kennedy Library and held at Boston College High School Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Dorchester, Mass. The Pakistani teenager, an advocate for education for girls, survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year on her way home from school.
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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education campaigner shot by the Taliban, has donated $50,000 towards the reconstruction of schools in Gaza . The Nobel peace prize winner, speaking after receiving the World Children’s Prize for the rights of the...
photo: AP / Jessica Rinaldi
African Union Says a Sixth of Pledged Ebola Workers Ready to Go
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African nations have more than 300 health workers ready to deploy in Ebola-affected nations, about a sixth of the number they pledged to help contain an outbreak of the disease, an African Union official said. Nigeria has about 250 workers “trained...
photo: USAF / Cory D. Payne