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A ban on religious rites at cremations

New Vision - ‎3 hours ago‎
ATHENS - The Greek Orthodox Church said Friday it would not provide religious rites for those who choose cremation, saying it disrespects the human body.

Boko Haram denies Nigeria truce, says kidnapped girls married off

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎22 minutes ago‎
The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any ceasefire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off.

Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida takes over in Burkina Faso

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Isaac Zida says he has taken power after a week of violent protest against President Blaise Compaore's 27-year rule . Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida said on Saturday that he had taken power after deposed President Blaise Compaore (pictured) reportedly fled ...

Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts

Rapid City Journal - ‎17 hours ago‎
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism.

2 Vietnamese arrested in South Africa on poaching

SFGate - ‎10 minutes ago‎
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African police say they have arrested two Vietnamese and confiscated a large number of rhinoceros horns as part of an anti-poaching operation.

Nkandla committee clears Zuma

Independent Online - ‎22 minutes 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 ...

Tambuwal Sues PDP,Police IG Over Impeachment Threat,Withdrawal of Security

Nigerian Bulletin - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, on Friday filed a suit before the Abuja Federal High Court over alleged attempt to declare his seat vacant and the withdrawal of his security aides.

Ukraine's separatist rebels to hold election in face of broad international criticism

Fox News - ‎33 minutes ago‎
DONETSK, Ukraine - Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine are preparing to elect a parliament and leader in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia.

PM Orban says will scrap draft internet tax law

Jakarta Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said he was scrapping a draft Internet tax law that has sparked mass demonstrations in the central European country.

Body of Zambian president arrives home

SFGate - ‎9 minutes ago‎
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) - A chartered plane carrying the body of Zambian President Michael Sata has arrived in Zambia from London, where he died in a hospital after a long illness.

More than 4000 killed in Ukraine conflict: UN

Daily News & Analysis - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Soldiers carry the coffin of a fellow serviceman who was killed in the fighting in eastern Ukraine. Reuters. More than 4,000 people have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine between the army and pro-Russian separatists, the UN has said as the Ukrainian ...

Crucial BOJ stimulus advances markets

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Toronto stock market ran ahead sharply Friday on relief that another major central bank is stepping up to help keep the global economic recovery on track.

Chevron profit up despite falling oil prices

SFGate - ‎12 hours ago‎
Chevron Corp. saw its third-quarter profit rise for the first time in three years as refining oil into fuels buoyed returns amid the worst crude market of the decade.

StanChart's Sands has failed shareholders too

Financial Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
Sir, Notwithstanding the shabby way US regulators are shaking down Standard Chartered Bank, dealing with regulators in a productive manner is a key role for any bank chief executive.

Narrow down income inequality to lift 90 mn Indians out of poverty: Report

Firstpost - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ninety million Indians could be lifted out of extreme poverty by 2019 if only the country manages to prevent a rise in income inequality, according to a report by an international development organisation.

Inflation Misses Fed Target—Take 29

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 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.

Google Hangouts gives users 1 free minute for international calls

SlashGear - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Perhaps you don't make international calls too often and so you don't bother paying for international service on your phone.

Lenovo, Motorola Mobility celebrate acquisition in Beijing

Xinhua - ‎9 hours ago‎
A celebration is held to mark Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola Mobility in Beijing, China, Oct. 31, 2014. Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said on Oct. 30 it has fully acquired Motorola's mobile business, making Lenovo world's third ...

FCC Chair's “Hybrid” Net Neutrality Reforms Mooted Again – Lose-Lose ...

Modern Readers - ‎34 minutes ago‎
FCC Chair's “Hybrid” Net Neutrality Reforms Mooted Again - Lose-Lose Situation for Reports claim that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is planning to propose a new blended, or “hybrid” net neutrality solution that, in simplest ...

Desire Luzinda's Oga Leaks Her Nud8 Pic

Uganda Online - ‎13 hours ago‎
Our Esther Akankwasa, Nigeria's Lillian and Kenya's Sabina were on Sunday evicted from the Big Brother Africa house ending their dream of winning the $300,000 prize money.

Wallenda to take Chicago by air

The Bryan Times (subscription) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Nik Wallenda says his upcoming high-wire walk above Chicago is really nothing new for him. After all, much of what he'll do in “Skyscraper Live With Nik Wallenda, airing Sunday, Nov. 2, on Discovery Channel, he's done before.

Why the Pros Care About Place, Not Time at the New York City Marathon

Runner's World Newswire - ‎11 hours ago‎
What will it take to run a sub-2:00 marathon? A recent Runner's World investigation identified nine factors that will have to conjoin for that epoch to arrive: cold weather, a straight flat course in one of a select few locations, lots of good pacemakers, prize money ...

Video: Kinshasa remembers 'Rumble in the Jungle', 40 years on

FRANCE 24 - ‎15 hours ago‎
Forty years ago, in the stifling heat of Kinshasa, Muhammad Ali toppled the fearsome George Foreman and recaptured his heavyweight title in one of boxing's most memorable moments.

Danger: irreversible climate-change forces at work - ‎13 hours ago‎
Campaigners against global warming and their bitterest opponents are united by one word this weekend: irreversible. It appears 48 times in the draft of the most important report so far on climate change, being finalised today in Copenhagen, signifying that ...

China celebrates successful Moon probe - ‎41 minutes ago‎
China has taken one more step in its ambitious plans to become a global space power by completing the successful re-entry and landing of an unmanned space probe.

NASA's Mars spacecraft ready for test flight (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
Washington: The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has fully assembled the Orion spacecraft for a test flight on December 4. Orion is scheduled to be launched aboard a Delta IV heavy rocket and will complete a ...

US woman puts on hold plans to kill herself

New Vision - ‎45 minutes ago‎
In January, Brittany Maynard, 29, was given six months to live due to brain cancer. (Courtesy: Brittany Maynard via CNN). Tweet. mail; img.

China Sending Elite Army Medical Team to Liberia

Wall Street Journal - ‎21 hours ago‎
Medical staff members take part in a Ebola virus preventive drill at Ditan Hospital in Beijing on Oct. 30. China is dispatching an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said.

Freezing Eggs To Halt The Biological Clock

NDTV - ‎6 hours ago‎
New York: She is 44 and single, but journalist Sarah still dreams of having a child, while TV producer Susanah, 38, is waiting for her younger boyfriend to be ready.
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