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Gulf to reject OPEC cuts to guard oil market share: analysts

AFP/File | Iraq exported an all-time high of 3.5 million barrels of oil a day
20 Nov 2014
Gulf oil producers led by Saudi Arabia will likely reject output cuts at an OPEC meeting next week unless they are guaranteed their market share in a highly competitive market, analysts say. The stance of Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab...
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Burkina Faso set to appoint army's Zida as prime minister

Issouf Sanogo, AFP I Burkina Faso's army-appointed leader Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida attends a meeting in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on November 14, 2014
19 Nov 2014
Veteran diplomat Michel Kafando, just sworn in as Burkina Faso's interim president to oversee a year-long transition to civilian rule, will on Wednesday appoint army strongman Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister, a senior...
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Turkey's role in Libya adds to pro-Islamist perception

Mohammed Sawan (right) announces the establishment of the new Justice and Construction party in Libya, in the capital Tripoli on March 3. Libyan Islamists and independents have formed a new political party and elected a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood as its leader after a three-day conference.
13 Nov 2014
Turkey's effort to play a role in resolving Libya's deepening conflict risks further damaging its strained relations with Western allies, by fuelling suspicions that it is doubling down on a pro-Islamist regional agenda. Libya...
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IMF's Lagarde sees jobs shortfall in G20 growth target

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Lagarde gestures as she speaks about the global economy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington
13 Nov 2014
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has backed the G20's pledge to raise economic output by 2.0 percent in the next five years, but warned it will not create all the jobs needed. Speaking to the Australian Financial...
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India police detain doctor over sterilisations after 13 women die

AFP | Indian Congress party activists argue with police as they demonstrate against the deaths of women sterilised in a government-run programme in Raipur, November 11, 2014
13 Nov 2014
Police have detained a doctor who performed mass sterilisation surgeries in central India that left 13 women dead and dozens ill in hospital, a senior officer said Thursday. R.K Gupta was detained for questioning late Wednesday in...
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Russian troops crossing into Ukraine, NATO says

Menahem Kahana, AFP | An amoured personnel carrier rolls on a main road in rebel-held territory near the village of Torez in eastern Ukraine on November 12, 2014
12 Nov 2014
Ukraine said on Wednesday it was redeploying troops in the east because of fears separatists will launch a new military offensive, despite Russia’s denials it has sent troops to reinforce the rebels. A ceasefire agreed by the pro-...
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U.S., allies conduct 23 air strikes in Syria, Iraq - military

An explosion following an air strike is seen in central Kobani November 9, 2014.
CREDIT: REUTERS/YANNIS BEHRAKIS
12 Nov 2014
U.S.-led forces conducted 16 air strikes in Syria, most of them around Kobani near the Turkish border, and seven in the oil-producing northern region of Iraq since Monday, the U.S. Central Command said. Ten air strikes conducted by...
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Europe makes space history as Philae probe lands on comet

1 OF 16. Andrea Accomazzo (R) Spacecraft Operations Manager (SOM) of the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) seen on a video projection behind a model of the Philae lander, reacts after the successful landing of the Philae lander on comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko, at the European Space Agency's (ESA) headquarters in Darmstadt November 12, 2014.
CREDIT: REUTERS/RALPH ORLOWSK
12 Nov 2014
The European Space Agency (ESA) landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a decade-long mission to examine up close the remnants of the birth of Earth's solar system. The 100-kg (220-pound)...
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Hong Kong protesters plan to occupy British consulate

Photo credit: See-ming Lee
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12 Nov 2014
Hong Kong students plan to occupy roads surrounding the city's British consulate in anger at a lack of support from London for their pro-democracy movement, as authorities ramp up pressure on protesters to go home. The city's...
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Unique memorial, ceramic poppies to mark end of devastating WWI

AFP / by Sabine Wibaux | A ceremony to mark the addition of the final poppy to the
12 Nov 2014
The embattled French leader is deeply unpopular as unemployment in the country keeps rising and growth grinds to a halt, but the flyover was widely condemned -- coming as it did on Armistice Day. "At a time of unity, in a moment of...
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