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Oct 30, 2014

RT @France24_en: #BREAKING - Bodies of 150 members of Iraqi Sunni tribe opposed to IS group found in mass grave, say security… f24.my/13jsryQ

Oct 30, 2014

RT @New_Narrative: Report: Bodies of 150 members of Iraqi Sunni tribe opposed to IS group found in mass grave f24.my/13jsryQ

France on alert after mystery drones spotted over nuclear plants

france24.com — Text by NEWS WIRES Latest update : 2014-10-30 Seven nuclear plants across the country were flown over by drones between Oct. 5 and Oct. 20, an EDF spokeswoman said, without any impact on the plants' safety or functioning.

En direct : face-à-face entre armée et manifestants à Ouagadougou

france24.com — Alors que les députés burkinabè doivent voter dans la journée une révision constitutionnelle contestée, des manifestants tentent d'approcher l'Assemblée nationale. La police les repousse à coup de gaz lacrymogènes.

Closure of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa 'declaration of war': Abbas

france24.com — RAMALLAH (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) - Israel's closure of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a "declaration of war," Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday.

Pyongyang joue à la cyberguerre contre Séoul avec de gentils cochons

france24.com — Texte par Stéphanie TROUILLARD Suivre stbslam sur twitter Dernière modification : 30/10/2014 Le dernier épisode de la guerre électronique entre la Corée du Nord et la Corée du Sud concerne les applications de jeu.
Oct 30, 2014

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Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament ahead of constitution vote

france24.com — Text by FRANCE 24 Follow france24_en on twitter Latest update : 2014-10-30 The protesters had managed to get inside the building in the capital Ouagadougou while police had fled, a witness told Reuters. Deeply divided Earlier, police had fired teargas and beat and arrested protesters as they tried to reach parliament, a Reuters photographer said.

Decades-old Soviet engines powered US rocket that exploded

france24.com — WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Orbital Sciences rocket that exploded after launch was powered by a pair of rocket engines that were made during the Soviet era and refurbished, experts said Wednesday. The Ukrainian-designed AJ-26 engines date back to the 1960s and 1970s, and Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California has a stockpile that it refurbishes for Orbital Sciences.
Oct 30, 2014

Also, "space analyst" is the sweetest job title ever MT @FRANCE24 Soviet engines powered US rocket that exploded f24.my/1Dym6ur

Oct 30, 2014

RT @France24_en: Decades-old Soviet engines powered US rocket that exploded f24.my/1Dym6ur

Film show: Halloween horrors and Hollywood history

france24.com — How do artists and writers see the world? France 24 takes you beyond the headlines to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time. Award-winning journalist Eve Jackson presents our daily culture show, Encore!
Oct 30, 2014

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Sweden recognises Palestinian state: foreign minister

france24.com — Sweden on Thursday officially recognised the state of Palestine, Stockholm's foreign minister said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to make the controversial move.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @BreakingNews: Sweden officially recognizes the state of Palestine, Stockholm's foreign minister says - @AFP f24.my/10ABCd6

Cricket Australia 'never in better health'

france24.com — "From a fan's point of view, last summer's 5-0 Ashes whitewash (of England), a world record crowd of 91,112 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Boxing Day, 1.7 million people through the turnstiles to watch cricket over the summer and huge average national TV audiences, are measures which all show the Australian public loves cricket," Sutherland said.

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

france24.com — Far fewer Chinese couples applied to have a second child than expected after a relaxation of the country's "one child" policy, state-run media reported Thursday, highlighting the ageing nation's demographic challenges.

Wheelchair basketball gives new hope to disabled Afghan women

france24.com — They have lost limbs to landmines and been disabled by mortar shrapnel, but Afghanistan's wheelchair women basketball players refuse to call themselves victims. Clashing wheelchairs, hooting supporters and balls swishing through hoops brought a drab grey court in downtown Kabul alive Wednesday, in the final of the country's third annual competition organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

IS jihadists taunt Turkish army at Syrian border

observers.france24.com — Screen grab of a video filmed by a Kurdish news agency, which shows IS fighters talking to Turkish soldiers at the Syria-Turkey border. A video showing fighters from the group calling itself Islamic State (IS) talking to Turkish soldiers near the embattled city of Kobane has widely circulated online.
Oct 30, 2014

Collusion or IS taunting Turkish army at border? F24’s @Observers on video footage making rounds in Kurdish circles: observers.france24.com/content/201410…

Frenchman dies after downing 56 shots

france24.com — French police opened an investigation on Wednesday following the death of a man in his 50s after he downed 56 shots during a drinking competition. The man, who was not named, was attempting to beat the previous record of 55 shots in a bar in Clermont-Ferrand in central France on Friday.

NATO reports 'large scale' Russian air activity in European airspace

france24.com — NATO allies sent up aircraft to intercept and identify the Russian planes which were continually tracked on the ground as well, it said in a report from its SHAPE military headquarters in Mons, western Belgium.

Les nanoparticules de Google partent à l'attaque du cancer

france24.com — Texte par Stéphanie TROUILLARD Suivre stbslam sur twitter Dernière modification : 29/10/2014 Détecter les maladies en s'injectant des nanoparticules dans le corps. L'idée semble tout droit sortie d'un film de science-fiction, mais elle pourrait bien devenir réalité grâce à Google.
Oct 29, 2014

Les nanoparticules de Google partent à l'attaque du cancer f24.my/1wLMxOF

Fed decides to end quantitative easing stimulus program

france24.com — The Federal Reserve decided Wednesday to end its quantitative easing stimulus program, after six years of pumping money into the economy via asset purchases to shore up growth.

Erdogan unveils Turkey's controversial new presidential palace

france24.com — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday unveiled a new presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara, denounced by ecologists as an environmental blight and by the opposition as evidence of his autocratic tendencies.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @Nervana_1: Ladies & gentlemen: Welcome to the Sultan palace -Erdogan's new presidential palace f24.my/13b6WQI http://t.co/Bp9…

Iran will not join 'untrustworthy' coalition against IS group

france24.com — THE INTERVIEW Latest update : 2014-10-29 In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of Iran's national security and foreign policy parliamentary committee, says that the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group cannot be trusted. "The very countries that created the Islamic State group are now part of a coalition that ...