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Burkina security forces scatter, arrest protesters ahead of vote

reuters.com — Officers in pick-ups pursued and beat some opposition supporters trying to reach the National Assembly in Ouagadougou, which was cordoned off by police. Lawmakers are due to vote on Thursday morning on a plan proposed by the government to push through changes to the constitution to allow President Blaise Compaore stand for re-election next year, when he was due to stand down.
Oct 30, 2014

Protesters demand Burkina Faso president quit, burn parliament. 2014 is definitely quite a year reut.rs/1wGV2YF via @reuters

Oct 30, 2014

RT @DanFlynnReuters: #Burkina police beat, arrest protesters trying to reach parliament before vote on constitutional reform reut.rs/1wGV2YF #lwili

Oct 30, 2014

Protesters march on Burkina presidency after burning parliament reut.rs/1wGV2YF

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BateFelix: Protesters march on #BurkinaFaso presidency after burning parliament and ransacking state TV reut.rs/1wGV2YF #Iwili

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Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting far-right Jew

reuters.com — "Anti-terrorist police units surrounded a house in the Abu Tor neighborhood to arrest a suspect in the attempted assassination of Yehuda Glick, immediately upon arrival they were shot at. They returned fire and shot and killed the suspect," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
Oct 30, 2014

Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist. Busy year reut.rs/1wGHNr0 via @reuters

Oct 30, 2014

Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist reut.rs/1wGHNr0 @reuters @LukeReuters

Oct 30, 2014

Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist reut.rs/1E5JhhO

Oct 30, 2014

RT @reuterspictures: Israeli policeman aims his weapon during clashes with Palestinians in old city of Jerusalem bit.ly/1wGHNr0 pic.twitter.com/CwWqfUGWqS

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Reuters: Fierce clashes erupt in East Jerusalem after Israeli police shoot, kill Palestinian suspect: reut.rs/1wNLXzP pic.twitter.com/FSwc1me3D8

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Apple's Tim Cook says 'proud to be gay'

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California October 27, 2014. Cook has never previously acknowledged his sexual orientation. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook said in the article.

India's universal healthcare rollout to cost $26 billion: official

in.reuters.com — NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to a sixth of the world's population will cost an estimated 1.6 trillion rupees ($26 billion) over the next four years, a senior health ministry official said.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Busvine: Nice exclusive by @adityakalra: India's universal healthcare rollout to cost $26 billion: official reut.rs/1rCoiKU

Oct 30, 2014

India's universal healthcare rollout to cost $26 billion reut.rs/1rCoiKU

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150 Iraqi tribesmen opposed to Islamic State found in mass grave

reuters.com — Islamic State militants took the men from their villages to the city of Ramadi and killed them on Wednesday night and buried them, an official in a police operations center and another security official told Reuters. (Reporting by Raheem Salman; Editing by Alison Williams)
Oct 30, 2014

Reuters highlighted the case of the besieged Albu Nimr tribe just days before their village was over-run. reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 30, 2014

150 Sunni tribesmen killed after US +Iraqi gov failed 2 help their village in Anbar -knowing situation was dire.reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @patrickdehahn: Hundreds of Iraqi tribesmen opposed to Islamic State found in mass graves. Note: Multiple mass graves reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @missy_ryan: Does not bode well for future tribal uprising: 100s tribesmen opposed to #IslamicState found in mass graves reut.rs/13jtpex #Iraq

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Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says will not be bullied

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Steve Hyman/handout via Reuters 1 of 3. Kaci Hickox, a nurse who arrived in New Jersey on October 24 after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, speaks to her lawyer Norman Siegel from a hospital quarantine tent in Newark, New Jersey, October 26, 2014, in a photo provided by attorney Steve Hyman.
Oct 30, 2014

U.S. nurse defies Maine's Ebola quarantine, takes bike ride reut.rs/1wFk4HD via @reuters

Oct 30, 2014

Maine nurse who tested negative for Ebola after returning from Africa defies Gov LePage's quarantine; takes bike ride reut.rs/1wFk4HD

Oct 30, 2014

Nurse in Maine takes bike ride in defiance of Ebola quarantine as lawyers vow to fight any court order reuters.com/article/2014/1… @Reuters

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Sweden recognizes Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Annika AF Klercker/TT News Agency Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom attends a news conference at the Rosenbad government building in Stockholm October 30, 2014. The decision drew praise from the Palestinian president and criticism from Israel.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @ReutersWorld: The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine today: reut.rs/1sKJi27 pic.twitter.com/8W1HEcPRGF

Oct 30, 2014

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process reut.rs/1nSLyc5

Oct 30, 2014

Blip or trend? Sweden recognizes Palestinian state, hoping it will revive peace process reut.rs/1DBEMJE @reuters

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France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Charles Platiau French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (L) speaks with Education and Research minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem as they leave after a meeting on Ebola at the Elysee Palace in Paris October 13, 2014. Seven nuclear plants across the country were flown over by drones between Oct. 5 and Oct.

Hong Kong's loud American defies pro-Beijing 'smear campaign'

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Pichi Chuang Mark Simon, a senior executive at Next Media, poses for pictures at the Next Media headquarters in Taipei October 30, 2014. Mark Simon, the right-hand man of pro-democracy newspaper magnate Jimmy Lai, has moved his family out of Hong Kong for safety and has been pressed to deny that he is a U.S.
Oct 30, 2014

Hong Kong's loud American defies pro-Beijing 'smear campaign' fb.me/3YspwIPQe

Oct 30, 2014

Hong Kong's loud American defies pro-Beijing 'smear campaign' reut.rs/1nSIxst via @reuters

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Reuters: American editor in Hong Kong says he won't let "smear campaign" force him from his home: reut.rs/1tlV1bc pic.twitter.com/ztCi2YhRJp

Oct 30, 2014

RT @PhilipMcClellan: Reuters on another target of China in HK MT @jsubler: Loud American defies pro-Beijing 'smear campaign' reut.rs/1nSIxst

Oct 30, 2014

Hong Kong's loud American defies pro-Beijing 'smear campaign' reut.rs/1nSIxst via @reuters

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Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Stringer A convoy of peshmerga vehicles is welcomed by Turkish Kurds after crossing into Turkey near the Habur border gate in the southeastern city of Silopi, October 29, 2014. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been encircled by the Sunni Muslim insurgents for more than 40 days.

Why I’m talking about Tim Cook’s sexuality

blogs.reuters.com — Every so often I put a blog post up, start getting feedback on it, and realize I've got things horribly wrong. And then sometimes, very rarely, the opposite happens: I put up a post and discover that I was more right than I ever suspected.

RPT-COLUMN-US manufacturing renaissance proves elusive despite cheap gas: Kemp

reuters.com — By John Kemp LONDON Oct 30 (Reuters) - According to many commentators, cheap natural gas is producing a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing and putting European competitors at a disadvantage. But empirical studies show the impact has been small and concentrated in a handful of energy-intensive industries that account for only a small share of manufacturing value-added.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @KFJ_FP: Benefits of US gas boom? Underwhelming. "hardly qualifies as manufacturing renaissance heralded by some."@JkempEnergy reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 30, 2014

Benefits of US gas boom? Underwhelming. "hardly qualifies as manufacturing renaissance heralded by some."@JkempEnergy reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @JKempEnergy: COLUMN-U.S. manufacturing renaissance proves elusive despite cheap natural gas: reuters.com/article/2014/1… pic.twitter.com/rvtQhDiLCm

'Messed up' Argentina a great buying opportunity: Morgan Creek's Yusko

reuters.com — "It's so messed up," he said, speaking at a Reuters summit. "I love messed up." Argentina has recently made headlines for a debt default and its worrisome economy, not for being an investor darling. The country defaulted in July after refusing to honor court orders to pay $1.33 billion plus interest to U.S.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @reuterssarah: 'Messed up' #Argentina a great buying opportunity, head of $4 bln Morgan Creek #fund tells Reuters reut.rs/13ewTix #default #bonds

Oct 30, 2014

'Messed up' #Argentina a great buying opportunity, head of $4 bln Morgan Creek #fund tells Reuters reut.rs/13ewTix #default #bonds

Oct 30, 2014

RT @DanCancel: Morgan Creek's Yusko on Argentina: "It's so messed up. I love messed up. (Assets are) just stupid cheap." reut.rs/13ewTix @reuters

Oct 30, 2014

Morgan Creek's Yusko on Argentina: "It's so messed up. I love messed up. (Assets are) just stupid cheap." reut.rs/13ewTix @reuters

Unrest in Burkina

reuters.com — Protesters march on Burkina Faso's presidential palace after burning parliament.

Damascus condemns Turkey for letting foreign fighters into Syria

reuters.com — Hours after 10 Iraqi Kurdish fighters crossed into the Syrian border town of Kobani, the foreign ministry also described the move as a "digraceful act". (Reporting by Mariam Karouny and Oliver Holmes, editing by John Stonestreet)
Oct 30, 2014

RT @s_westall: Damascus condemns Turkey for letting foreign fighters into Syria reut.rs/1nSIVqU via @reuters

Oct 30, 2014

RT @s_westall: Damascus condemns Turkey for letting foreign fighters into Syria reut.rs/1nSIVqU via @reuters

Oct 30, 2014

Damascus condemns Turkey for letting foreign fighters into Syria reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

World Series ruckus

reuters.com — Revellers take to the streets in San Francisco after the Giants won the World Series.
Oct 30, 2014

"A man lays on a burning mattress set ablaze along the street in the Mission District." This is why I'm an A's fan. reuters.com/news/pictures/…

Oct 30, 2014

On second thought, maybe it's a good thing the Nationals didn't win the World Series this year: reuters.com/news/pictures/…

Oct 30, 2014

Is there any way this guy isn't toting a fixie? MT @ReutersUS: SF after the Giants won. bit.ly/1tUduP3 bit.ly/1tUduP2

Businesses, trade to support U.S. third-quarter growth

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jeff Haynes A Thanksgiving Day holiday shopper carries a discounted television to the checkout at the Target retail store in Chicago, Illinois, November 28, 2013. Gross domestic product likely grew at a 3.0 percent annual pace, according to a Reuters survey of economists, with housing, trade, government and consumers also lending support.

With selfies and listicles, U.S. politicians go vote-hunting on social media

reuters.com — Where a 2010 gubernatorial or congressional campaign could proudly claim an active presence on Twitter as something almost fashion-forward, in 2014 a multifaceted digital strategy is seen as a prerequisite, even if little research exists to show how much online politicking translates into votes. Virtually all candidates are on Twitter and Facebook.

France calls for end to violence in Burkina Faso

reuters.com — At least three protesters were shot dead and several others wounded in the violence. "We deplore the violence that has taken place in and around the National Assembly," said France's foreign affairs ministry in an online briefing. "We call for a return to calm and ask all parties to show restraint."