Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ancient China

"Patience, Grasshopper..."

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BBC World News

  • Burkina Faso leader 'to stay on'
  • Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power under a transitional government, after a day of violent protests demanding he step down.
  • Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal
  • Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
  • Drones buzz French nuclear plants
  • An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.
  • Abbas warning over holy site closure
  • The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
  • Maine bid to force nurse quarantine
  • The governor of Maine vows to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to quarantine a US nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa
  • US police killing suspect captured
  • A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.