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02:19, 01 November 2014 Saturday
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he believed that the coalition combatting ISIL militants was focusing too much on the Syrian town of Kobani near the Turkish border and should turn its attention to other areas

A fire broke out at France's public radio headquarters in Paris, forcing live programmes off the air as staff evacuated the vast Paris complex where major building work has been underway

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Burkina Faso on Friday to press President Blaise Compaore to step down, a day after the army dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government in the face of violent mass protests.

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's comments show how the threat posed by ISIL has pushed some Shi'ites and Sunnis to overcome their sectarian differences and face a common enemy

The fresh violence comes amid rising tension in the holy city after Israel closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

The water inside a collapsed coal mine in central Turkey has begun to decrease after teams deployed a second pump to flush out water

The absence of the three Muslim leaders means that only the majority Orthodox Christian countries will be represented

Kobani's defenders are hoping the arrival of peshmerga forces from Iraqi Kurdistan with badly-needed weapons including cannon and truck-mounted machine-guns will help them turn the tide.

The militants seized control of the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi earlier, robbing banks, burning down houses, killing dozens of people and forcing thousands to flee, witnesses said.

Premier Li pledges 244 million within next 3 years, as well as educating 3,000 people.

Bus carrying group of agricultural workers flips over in western Turkey.

Object to calls to scrap deals on treatment of US service personnel amid outrage at killing of a Filipino

UN envoy for Syria presents an action plan” to ease suffering from the more than three-year war in Syria.

Muslim worshippers over the age of 50 returned to pray at Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, a day after Israeli authorities shut down all access to the sacred compound

Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese have since been displaced in fighting between the two rivals, which has led to an increasingly dire humanitarian situation

Hagel suggested that the future governance of Syria needs to be at the core of American actions, now centered around air strikes against ISIL targets and plans for training Syrian opposition forces.

With overnight temperatures already nudging below freezing in Ukraine, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso hailed an accord clinched in Brussels

Turkish PM Davutoglu reiterates Turkey's resolute stance to see solution process come to a final settlement soon

Police claim arrests are preemptive in nature and necessary for disturbance free poll; Kashmiri resistance leadership say arrests go against the core of democracy

Jordanian Information Minister and government spokesman Mohamed al-Momani said Israel's measures in Jerusalem also ran counter to the international humanitarian law and the Geneva Convention.

The controversial government-proposed amendment would increase to three the maximum number of five-year presidential terms available to a single individual, opening the door for Compaore – in power since 1987 – to seek reelection next year.

With no outright majority, Nidaa Tounes will seek to form a coalition with partners in negotiations that will likely last weeks before a new government is set up

Topics expected to be discussed include on-going peace talks with ethnic rebel groups, national reconciliation and reforms.

"We hold the Israeli government responsible for these dangerous escalations in occupied East Jerusalem, the latest of which was the closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound," PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeinah said

About 10 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the Syrian town of Kobani through the border crossing with Turkey, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Abdel Belhadj says victim of CIA, British rendition and he was handed to Gaddafi as part of UK deal

The “octopus” is a fast drainage system that can pump out 8,500 liters of water in a minute and can operate at a depth of 60 meters

Footage obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union captures eight officers shooting 46 times at a mentally-ill black man armed with a pocketknife

Sweden – in line with statement made one month earlier – officially recognized the State of Palestine, becoming the first E.U. member to do so.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb issued a decree dissolving the National Coalition to Support Legitimacy and Reject the Coup as well as its political arm, the Independence Party

Israeli authorities shut the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem following the shooting of a far-right Jewish rabbi, for the first time since 1967.

Master Sergeant dies after armed attack Wednesday in southeastern Turkey.

The Disaster Management Centre revised down its estimate for the number of people missing in Wednesday's disaster to 192 from 300

Young education activist and Nobel laureate Malala to give away her World's Children's prize money to UN to rebuild schools

Diplomatic ties to be "reviewed" after Spanish leader tweeted support for jailed anti-government protester.

Unlike civilian medical workers, the U.S. military personnel sent to Africa are not coming into contact with Ebola patients but are building facilities, including Ebola treatment units.

Cameron asked Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to consider further funding to help Britain's push to develop cities in the north of the country and connect them to London using a high speed rail line

Many of the Sunni tribal leaders say they can never trust the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad until it does more to rein in Shi'ite militia, which Sunnis accuse of kidnapping, torturing and killing with impunity.

Thinni, whose government has retreated 1,000 km to the east where also the elected parliament is now based, set one condition for talks with his rivals

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