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Burkina Faso’s veteran leader refused to resign in the face of violent protests that posed the greatest threat to his nearly three-decade rule.

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Apple chief: Being gay is one of God’s great gifts

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay.

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Sarah Payne’s father loses battle with alcohol

The children of Michael Payne, father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah, have paid tribute to him following his death after a long battle fighting drink problems.

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1977 sex crime sees Polanksi interviewed again

Polish prosecutors said they had interviewed film-maker Roman Polanski over a US extradition request over a 1977 sex crime conviction, but decided not to detain him, the Polish state news agency reported.

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Brain cancer sufferer ‘still determined to take own life’

A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who previously said she planned to take her own life on November 1 under Oregon’s death-with-dignity law has said she hasn’t decided yet when she’ll end her life, but it’s a decision she’s still determined to make.

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Ebola nurse defies quarantine

All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride in defiance of the state’s voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated ebola patients.

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QUIRKY WORLD ... Drug bust as dog finds fleeing owner in grass

Man’s own dog helps police bust him on drug charge

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‘Idiot’ Clarkson in beer storm

Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has driven in to another storm of controversy after tweeting that he was driving with a beer close at hand.

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Four dead after small aircraft crashes

At least four people are dead after a small plane crashed into a building at a Kansas airport, officials said.

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Violent protests in Burkina Faso

The president of Burkina Faso has declared a state of emergency following violent protests in the capital, a spokesman said.

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Shooting dead of Palestinian sparks fears of uprising

There were fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising after Israeli police shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist.

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Google to pay for Spain news

Spain’s parliament has approved intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results.

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Game over for former dictator Manuel Noriega

The former Central American dictator Manuel Noriega’s case against the makers of video game Call of Duty has come a cropper in a Californian court.

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Tories swept drugs report under carpet, say Lib Dems

A furious row has erupted in Britain after a long-awaited Home Office report on drug abuse prompted claims by the Liberal Democrats that it was "suppressed" by the Conservative party.

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