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World News From BBC

Burkina Faso crowds back on streets  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:32:03 GMT
Hundreds of people in Burkina Faso gather for a second day to demand the president step down immediately, after he says he will stay on for a year. 
Key Jerusalem holy site reopens  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:56:12 GMT
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist. 
Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:40:12 GMT
Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government. 
Charity warns US on Ebola quarantine  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:51:34 GMT
Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work. 
Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:08:33 GMT
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries. 
IPCC debates 'most important' report  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:34:14 GMT
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming. 
Myanmar in rare multi-party talks  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:20:20 GMT
Myanmar's president is holding rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year. 
US police killing suspect captured  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:26:50 GMT
A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found. 
Hungary scraps controversial web tax  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:58:24 GMT
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it. 
Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:53:22 GMT
Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy. 
Four dead in Kansas airport crash  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:45:27 GMT
At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say. 
Australia ends sanctions on Fiji  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:23:14 GMT
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month. 
VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:15 GMT
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept. 
VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:12:14 GMT
The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:40:01 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.