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    Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire

    Protesters stormed Burkina Faso’s parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president’s rule during his 27 years in power.

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    Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

    Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said.

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    Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

    Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police and threatened to further enflame the already high tensions in the city...

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    Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel blasts move

    Sweden’s new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state – a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel’s plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.

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    Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

    A Sri Lankan official said Thursday there was no hope of finding survivors after a mudslide tore through a tea plantation, but there were widely conflicting reports about how many people had been buried alive under the rubble and mud.

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    As Shiites prepare for key holiday, Baghdad braces for more violence

    Sitting behind a counter heaped with glistening mounds of baklava and other sugary confections, Abbas Abdul Rasoul lamented that the streams of people wending by to the Khadamiya shrine to mark the Islamic new year are thinner than in recent years.

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    Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

    A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers’ houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed.

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    Malala awarded ‘Children’s Nobel’ prize in Sweden

    Children’s rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Wednesday received the World’s Children’s Prize 2014 in Sweden, after winning a global vote involving millions of children.

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    White Zambian named acting president

    VP Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, is appointed acting president of the southern African nation after the death of President Michael Sata. He is the first white leader of an African nation since South Africa’s apartheid-era F.W. de Klerk, whose regime ended in 1994.

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    Pope Francis: Evolution is real; God is no wizard

    Delivering an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis continued his habit of making provocative, seemingly progressive statements. The pontiff appeared to endorse the theory of the Big Bang and told the gathering at the Vatican that there was no contradiction between believing...

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