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2nd Soldier Claims Presidency in Burkina Faso

ABC News - ‎23 minutes ago‎
A largely unknown military colonel emerged early Saturday to say he had taken the helm of Burkina Faso, hours after an army general had made a similar declaration following the ouster of the country's president of 27 years.
Former Burkina president Compaore arrives in Ivory Coast: sources
Power struggle appears in Burkina Faso
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Power vacuum in Burkina Faso as president flees to I.Coast - Ouagadougou AFP - Deposed Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore is currently in a luxury hotel in Ivory Coasts capital Yamoussoukro, witnesses said Saturday.The services of the President hotel in Yamoussoukro served him Compaore dinner yesterday Friday and breakfast this morning Saturday, according to a hotel employee.Another local resident said he saw a long cortege of around ...
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Space travel to go on despite tragedy

Independent Online - ‎37 minutes ago‎
iol pic TOR427R_SPACE-CRASH-VIRGIN_1101_11 REUTERS The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rocket explodes in mid-air during a test flight above the Mojave Desert in California.
Branson vows to persevere after spaceship crashes on test flight
Space Tourism Rocket Crash Stirs Mixed Emotions
Catherine Laplace-Builhe
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo suffered a tragic accident in a test flight on Friday, leaving one of two pilots dead. Friday's long-awaited test was the vehicle's fourth powered test flight from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. It was the first flight using a new engine after a switch in fuels that power the craft's hybrid rocket engine to take SpaceShipTwo to the edge of Space. My condolences to the family of the dead...
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N West business robbery foiled

News24 - ‎2 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - North West police said on Saturday that a 26-year-old had been arrested for allegedly trying to rob a cash-loan business at the Marikana shopping complex.
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Purported Boko Haram leader denies truce agreement

Deutsche Welle - ‎22 minutes ago‎
A man claiming to be the leader of Nigeria's extremist Boko Haram group has denied agreeing to a truce with the government. He also said more than 200 abducted schoolgirls had been married off.
Boko Haram: Kidnapped Schoolgirls 'Married Off'
Nigeria's purported Boko Haram leader says has 'married off' girls - AFP
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The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off. In a new video released late Friday night, Abubakar Shekau dashed hopes for a prisoner exchange to get the girls released. (click on link to learn more) _____________________________ [ #NewsStream ]
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Mulaudzi laid to rest

Times LIVE - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was laid to rest on Saturday in an official provincial funeral held at his home village of Muduluni in Limpopo. Image by: Touchline.

Zille: DA gaining ground in E Cape

Independent Online - ‎30 minutes ago‎
IOL pic sep8 helen zille da poster for eusebius column Independent Newspapers The Democratic Alliance is gaining strong support from the people of the Eastern Cape, party leader Helen Zille said.
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There were warning signs ahead of Sri Lanka mudslide

The Star Online - ‎Oct 31, 2014‎
A road damaged after a landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains in Koslanda village in central Sri Lanka on October 30, 2014. - AFP.
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Third victim dies after high school shooting - ‎1 hour ago‎
A 14-year-old US girl has died a week after a tragic high school shooting, becoming the third victim to lose her life. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit was critically injured when a fellow high school student went on a shooting rampage last week at Marysville-Pilchuck ...
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World's biggest rhino horn bust: 18 on flight from Mozambique

Emirates 24/7 - ‎28 minutes ago‎
In this October 31, 2014 hand out picture provided by the South African Police Services a large cache of 41kg of smuggled rhino horns are seen at the O.R.
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Jega warns political parties on electoral breaches

The News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it will soon apply sanctions for non-compliance with its timetable for the 2015 general elections.
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Nkandla committee clears Zuma

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Parliament's Nkandla ad hoc committee late on Friday night moved to squarely blame senior government officials,a minister and deputy minister, for flouting laws and regulations, which led to gross overspending on the security upgrades at President Jacob ...
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21-gun salute marks Botswana president's second term

The Philadelphia Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama, left, is sworn in for a second and final term as Botswana president by the Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo, right, at the National Assembly buildings in Gaborone, Botswana, on Tuesday.
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Mob Stone To Death Suspected Terrorist, Burn and Eat Him

NAIJ.COM - ‎1 hour ago‎
An angry mob stoned to death a suspected terrorist before burning his corpse and eating him, Beni, Congo. The terrifying incident that took place in the town of Beni, Congo, was an act vengeance by locals after 100 people died in a series of terrorist attacks.
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PO uses overdraft to pay salaries

Independent Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
The SA Post Office (Sapo) was able to pay salaries on Friday only thanks to a last-gasp assurance from the Treasury that it would back a R220 million overdraft facility with the bank, which had wanted to freeze its account, even as the post office sinks deeper ...
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Mantashe: ANC isn't broke

Eyewitness News - ‎19 hours ago‎
This morning, the M&G claimed the party was not able to pay its staff because it was running out of money. Gwede Mantashe. Picture: Sapa.
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DHL to invest €30.5m in new SA facilities

BDlive - ‎Oct 31, 2014‎
COURIER logistics group, DHL plants to invest over €30.5m in is new South Africa facilities, giving a vote of confidence to the country.
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Eskom, Salga Sign Agreement - ‎20 hours ago‎
Pretoria - Power utility Eskom and the South African Local Government Association (Salga) have signed a co-operative agreement that aims at fostering an active partnership.
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South African rand tumbles in emerging market sell-off

Reuters Africa - ‎19 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG Oct 31 (Reuters) - The rand tumbled to its weakest level against the dollar in over a week on Friday as a sell-off of emerging market currencies wiped out the gains it made after South Africa's trade shortfall surprisingly narrowed sharply in ...
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Inflation Misses Fed Target—Take 29

Wall Street Journal - ‎9 hours ago‎
Price gains remained subdued across the U.S. economy in September, keeping a key gauge of inflation below the Federal Reserve's 2% target for a 29th consecutive month.
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HCI partnership's public break up - ‎Oct 31, 2014‎
One of the most lucrative investment partnerships on the JSE in recent decades broke up amid camera flashes and television lights when Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) chairman and co-founder Marcel Golding announced his resignation as ...
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Virgin Mobile unveils free on-net calls

ITWeb - ‎6 hours ago‎
Virgin Mobile's free on-net call promotion is available to all contract and prepaid customers. In a bid to up subscriber numbers, Virgin Mobile South Africa (VMSA) has unveiled its free on-net calls to all its contract and prepaid customers, as part of a ...
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Apple investors feel 'gay'

USA NEWS - ‎39 minutes ago‎
A single day right after Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed he was gay, any fear - no matter how remote - that investors would punish the stock disappeared.
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Tyson sexually abused at 7

SPORT24 - ‎14 hours ago‎
Los Angeles - Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was sexually abused when he was seven years old by a stranger on the street, he told US radio.
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Derogatory songs for Meyiwa's girlfriend

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Copy of SSIB01_SOCCER-SAFRICA-MEYIWA_1027_11 REUTERS Soccer player Senzo Meyiwa's girlfriend Kelly Khumalo and their baby outside her house in Vosloorus earlier this week.
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See All The Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes

MTV UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kim Kardashian as Anna Wintour, Gaga as a ghost, Kate as Cara and loads more... 10:22, Saturday, 01 November 2014. Forget Christmas, New Year or Easter - Halloween is hands-down our favourite time of the year.
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Pakistan has elected not to enforce the follow-on and will bat again with a lead of ...

ABC Online - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Marsh, who notched his maiden Test half-century, had looked at relative ease compared to the rest of his team, clubbing 13 boundaries and a six in his 116-ball unbeaten knock.
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Senzo: suspect's family 'in danger'

Independent Online - ‎44 minutes ago‎
iol pic sa cw Meyiwa5 INDEPENDENT MEDIA GRIEVING: Mandisa Meyiwa, right, widow of slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, is comforted by First Lady Tobeka Madiba Zuma at a memorial service at Durban City Hall.
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Manchester supremacy on the line - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his, and their third goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the The Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
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Philippines' rare dwarf buffalo charges against extinction

The Star Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
Manila (AFP) - The population of the Philippines' dwarf buffalo, one of the world's rarest animals, has grown to its largest since efforts to save them from extinction began, conservationists said Friday.
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Plan afoot to pin down unpredictable comets

The Coloradoan - ‎5 hours ago‎
Of all the enigmatic objects in the sky, few are more frustrating to astronomers than the comets, the “long-haired stars” that appear irregularly and behave unpredictably in many ways.
Space News: Rosetta Comet scrambles its jets
Rosetta selfie, bands of Mars and ghostly spokes of Saturn – in pictures
Next stop, a comet
I fucking love science
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A new mosaic image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, using images taken on 28 October 2014 when Rosetta was at a distance of 9.7 km from the centre of the comet and about 7.7 km from its surface. The corresponding image scale is about 65 cm/pixel, so each 1024 x 1024 pixel frame is about 665 m across. + European Space Agency, ESA
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SA man tests negative for Ebola - NICD

News24 - ‎Oct 31, 2014‎
Johannesburg - A South African man who returned from Sierra Leone has tested negative for Ebola, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Friday.
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Thirty-year-old locally branded cognac hits the shelves

DestinyMan - ‎21 hours ago‎
What is significant about the launch of the XO Cognac, says Peadar Hegarty, KWV head of strategy and global director of spirits is the fact that the brand's new luxury product offering was developed by award-winning Master Distiller Pieter de Bod in a brandy ...
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