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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, forcing the government to cancel a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year.






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Sinosphere Blog: Q. and A.: Larry Diamond on Political Change in Hong Kong


Larry Diamond, a political sociologist, discussed the prospects for political liberalization in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland in light of the pro-democracy demonstrations.






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SodaStream to Close Factory in West Bank


The producer of home carbonation systems, which became a focal point of a movement to boycott Israeli products made in the West Bank, said it planned to close the facility next year.






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Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State


Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman of Israel said the decision by Stockholm was unfortunate and would strengthen radical elements and Palestinian recalcitrance.






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Reuters World News

Child stabbed to death, two injured in latest China attack

BEIJING (Reuters) - An 8-year-old Chinese boy was stabbed to death and two classmates seriously injured on Friday in the latest attack on school children in the country, state media reported.






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Myanmar's leaders seek to revive peace talks, maintain reforms

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's political and ethnic leaders agreed on Friday to work together on reforms and peace talks ahead of a 2015 election after U.S. President Barack Obama urged the government to make every effort to end ethnic conflict.
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Kurds' battle for Kobani unites a people divided by borders

ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Cloaked in Kurdish flags, thousands of people lined the roads to cheer on a military convoy headed for what was -- until recently -- an obscure Syrian border town, now the focus of a global war against the militants of Islamic State.






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China says nets 180 graft suspects in overseas manhunt

BEIJING (Reuters) - China says it has captured 180 people suspected of committing economic crimes as part of an aggressive anti-corruption campaign targeting suspects who have fled abroad, state news agency Xinhua reported.






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