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China's Xi calls on army to remember past in graft fight

1 November 2014

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military must not let down those who gave their lives for the Communist Party in the revolutionary struggle and must resolutely fight corruption, state media on Saturday quoted President Xi Jinping as saying after a high-level scandal.

Ebola costs encourage budget flexibility among U.S. Republicans

1 November 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Worries about Ebola are chipping away at some congressional Republicans' support for maintaining across-the-board spending caps on U.S. government agencies and the military.

Former Burkina president Compaore arrives in Ivory Coast - sources

1 November 2014

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's longtime ruler Blaise Compaore, who resigned on Friday amid mass protests against his 27-year rule, has arrived in neighbouring Ivory Coast, Ivorian military sources said on Saturday.

Islamic State kills 85 more members of Iraqi tribe

1 November 2014

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have executed 85 more members of the Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq in a mass killing campaign launched last week in retaliation for resistance to the group's territorial advances, a tribal leader and security official said on Saturday.

Suicide car bomber kills 11 police, soldiers in Afghanistan

1 November 2014

PUL-I-ALAM Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber killed at least 11 members of the security forces and wounded more than 20 civilians near a police checkpoint in eastern Logar province in Afghanistan on Saturday, local officials said.

Libyan militia leader Ibrahim al-Jathran, head of an autonomy movement in Cyrenaica province, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Brega October 20, 2013. REUTERS/Esam Omran al-Fetori

Libyan port rebel leader refuses to hand over oil ports to rival group

1 November 2014

TUNIS (Reuters) - A former Libyan rebel leader, who seized oil ports in the past to campaign for eastern autonomy, said he had turned down an offer to join an armed group challenging the internationally-recognised government.

Rachel Daniel, 35, holds up a picture of her abducted daughter Rose Daniel, 17, as her son Bukar, 7, sits beside her at her home in Maiduguri May 21, 2014. Rose was abducted along with more than 200 of her classmates on April 14 by Boko Haram militants from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno state. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Nigeria's purported Boko Haram leader says has 'married off' girls - AFP

1 November 2014

LAGOS (Reuters) - A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said more than 200 girls kidnapped by the group six months ago had been "married off" to its fighters, contradicting Nigerian government claims they would soon be freed, AFP said on Saturday.

Al Qaeda group seizes bastion of Western-backed rebels in Syria's Idlib region

1 November 2014

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist militants affiliated to al Qaeda seized the last remaining stronghold of Western-backed rebels in Syria's northwest province of Idlib on Saturday after days of fighting, rebels and a monitoring group said.

The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rocket explodes in mid-air during a test flight above the Mojave Desert in California October 31, 2014. REUTERS/Kenneth Brown

Branson to meet Virgin Galactic space team after crash

1 November 2014

MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - Richard Branson is set to meet his Virgin Galactic space team in California's Mojave Desert on Saturday following the crash of a passenger spaceship being developed by his company that killed one pilot and seriously injured the other.

South Africa nabs two Vietnamese men with 41kg of rhino horn

1 November 2014

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African authorities have arrested two Vietnamese men in possession of 41 kg of rhino horn, the largest haul nabbed in the country battling to stave off poaching of its dwindling stock of the wild animals.

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