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Friday, October 31, 2014


No chills on Halloween as Britains year of high temperatures continues

33 minutes ago - Guardian
South-east of the UK could see unseasonable 21C on Friday, eight degrees higher than is normal for the end of OctoberFriday is expected be the warmest Halloween on record, continuing a remarkable year of high temperatures, weather experts have said.The mercury could hit an unseasonably warm 21C (70F) in the south-east, eight degrees higher than is... by Press Association

Burkina Faso president refuses to resign in face of violent protests

32 minutes ago - Guardian
Blaise Compaoré says he will lead transitional government after parliament is disolvedBurkina Fasos longtime leader has refused to resign in the face of violent protests that posed the greatest threat to his nearly three-decade rule, saying instead he will lead a transitional government after parliament was dissolved.Protesters stormed the parliam... by David Smith, Africa correspondent, and agencies

Israel reopens al-Aqsa mosque compound before Friday prayers

22 minutes ago - Guardian
Rare closure followed fatal police shooting of Palestinian suspected of having been the attempted killer of a rabbiIsrael reopened the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem on Friday before the weekly Muslim prayers, after a rare closure following clashes sparked by the killing by police of a Palestinian shooting suspect.The streets of east Jerusale... by Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem and agencies

VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses

Yesterday - BBC
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept

VIDEO: Wong's journey from Hollywood to Asia

3 hours 5 minutes ago - BBC
China's box office has been raking in more than $3bn since last year, which is why Hollywood actor Russell Wong finds himself working more in Asia than in LA

Stop selling Halloween outfits that demonise mentally ill, says minister

48 minutes ago - Guardian
Address by Norman Lamb to care conference follows outcry over marketing online of psycho and schizo joke costumesHalloweens ghoulish festivities have turned into a dangerous culture that brands the mentally ill as psychos or schizos or freaks, a government minister warns.Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat care and support minister, will give a speec... by Press Association

Football transfer rumours: Manchester United move for Abdul Majeed Waris?

45 minutes ago - Guardian
Todays rumours are counting the daysIts Halloween, and cute little kiddies all around the world go out to observe the time-honoured custom of Food And Coin Now Or Window Put Through With Brick. Steven Gerrard is too old to play that game these days, but that hasnt stopped him issuing a threat of his own today. Hes told Liverpool he might be off in... by Scott Murray

How I fight the bigotry I feel for a minority (even if they drive up house prices)

43 minutes ago - Guardian
Ive failed to overcome my prejudice against the children of rich families, but Im trying to be nice to my new London neighboursDeep down, Ive always been a bit of a bigot. Thats not an easy thing for a ranting lefty to admit, but I can only change what I accept exists so its time for my ego to face the music and do the dance of contrition.If we are... by Maurice Mcleod

Hungary shelves toxic internet tax

35 minutes ago - BBC
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it

Prince Lestat by Anne Rice review blood drinkers with iPhones

2 hours 43 minutes ago - Guardian
Rices vampires take on the digital age but have they bitten off more than they can chew?Bloodsucking is not a free ride. The drawbacks of being a vampire extend beyond draughty castles, unsociable hours, an overly formal dress code and the occasional mob of torch-wielding peasants. From John Polidoris Lord Ruthven in The Vampyre (1819), Sheridan Le... by Louise Welsh

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