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Seven witchcraft suspects burned to death in Tanzania
Friday, October 10, 2014

DAR es SALAAM -- October 10, 2014: Seven people accused of witchcraft have been burned alive in Tanzania, police said today, adding they have arrested 23 people in connection with the crimes.
 
"They were attacked and burnt to death by a mob of villagers who accused them of engaging in witchcraft," the police chief for the western Kigoma region which borders Burundi, Jafari Mohamed, told AFP....

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Pakistan's Malala, India's Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
Friday, October 10, 2014

OSLO -- October 10, 2014: The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly today to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, and to India's Kailash Satyarthi for their championing of children's rights.
 
Malala, the youngest Nobel laureate, heard the news while in class at her school in Birmingham, England, where she moved from Pakistan to receive life-saving treatment two years ago....

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UKIP wins first seat in British parliament
Friday, October 10, 2014

CLACTON-on-SEA (United Kingdom) -- October 10, 2014: Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party won its first seat in the House of Commons today, sending jitters through Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives seven months before what is likely to be a tight general election.
 
Conservative defector Douglas Carswell's victory in...

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Yemen UPDATE
Friday, October 10, 2014

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is monitoring the curent situation in Sana’a, Yemen following the suicide bombings in Tahrir Square on Thursday 9 October 2014 which had led to the loss of lives of at least 43 people and injured 75 others.
 
At present, the Embassy of Malaysia in Sana’a confirmed that all Malaysians in Sana’a, who are mostly students, are safe.
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French not in the mood for reforms
Thursday, October 9, 2014

PARIS -- October 9, 2014: In his pristine dispensary on a quiet corner in this city, chemist Antoine Louguot never thought he would hang up his white coat in protest and go on strike.
 
But fury at a government proposal to deregulate pharmacies saw Louguot, 40, join an unusual group, including notaries, doctors and bailiffs, in walking off their lucrative jobs recently over a similar threat to their respective monopolies....

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Oil prices fall
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Oil prices sank Tuesday amid concerns about slowing economic growth, with WTI dropping to a 17-month low on expectations of a rise in US crude-oil supplies.
 
The US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate for November delivery, dived $1.49, or 1.6 percent, to close at $88.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
 
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Ben Affleck defends Muslims on US talk show
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

WASHINGTON -- October 6, 2014: Hollywood A-lister Ben Affleck has delivered a spirited defence of Muslims worldwide on a TV talk show hosted by a fellow liberal with little time for the Islamic faith. Affleck, well known for his progressive views, was...

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Cry for freedom from Guantanamo
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Guantanamo Bay inmate who was cleared for release in 2009 but remains incarcerated has no means of protest other than hunger striking and enduring "painful" and "humiliating" force-feeding, a US court heard Monday.
 
It was the first time since terror suspects arrived at the US naval base in southern Cuba nearly 13 years ago that a federal judge has heard a case about prison conditions and treatment....

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Race to Brazil runoff vote goes to the wire
Sunday, October 5, 2014

BRASILIA - October 4, 2014: Brazil's presidential election took another dramatic turn today on the eve of the first-round vote as the final opinion poll showed popular environmentalist Marina Silva losing her second-place spot.
 
Silva, who once looked set to be Brazil's next president after replacing late Socialist Eduardo Campos following his death in a plane crash, slipped to third behind...

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Britons mourn Henning, call him national hero
Sunday, October 5, 2014

LONDON -- October 4, 2014: Britain united in revulsion today at the beheading of aid worker Alan Henning claimed by Islamic State jihadists, as the imam at his home city's main mosque hailed a local and national hero.
 
Prime Minister David Cameron led tributes to the 47-year-old taxi driver who had travelled to Syria to deliver aid and whose murder was claimed by the IS group in a graphic video released late yesterday....

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