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Burkina Faso's president Blaise Compaoré has stepped down, says army

The Guardian - ‎15 minutes ago‎
A car burns outside the parliament building in Burkina Faso. Protesters have been demanding the resignation of Blaise Compaoré. Photograph: Theo Renaut/AP.

PLO holds Israel responsible for Mideast peace failure

Business Standard - ‎32 minutes ago‎
A senior Palestinian official Friday held Israel responsible for the failure of the Middle East peace process due to the Jewish state's measures and practices on the ground.

UN warns of 'unprecedented' number of foreign militants

The Express Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
Security officials estimate that there are currently around 500 British nationals fighting in Syria and Iraq. PHOTO: AFP. LONDON: Foreign militants from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an “unprecedented scale”, according to ...

PlayStation profits up but Sony on course for £1.2 billion loss

Metro - ‎2 hours ago‎
Video games continue to be one of Sony's most profitable areas, as the PlayStation division goes from strength to strength. Sony shipped (not sold) 3.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles over the last three months, with the company's Game & Network Services ...

Remnants of structures being torn apart by gravity seen 4bn light-years away

Daily Mail - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Nasa has spotted the ghostly glow of ancient galaxies that were ripped apart by gravity. The event happened four billion light-years away inside an immense collection of 500 other galaxies.

Apple chief Tim Cook's public acceptance of being gay 'will resonate'

Economic Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Richard L. Zweigenhaft, co-author of "Diversity in the Power Elite: How It Happened, Why it Matters" and a psychology professor at Guilford College in North Carolina, who has closely tracked the progress of minorities in business, said Cook's announcement ...

Zimbabwe's MDC hopes to reboot, challenge Mugabe

News24 - ‎3 hours ago‎
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will set up a commission to probe allegations of factionalism threatening to divide his Zanu-PF party ahead of an elective congress in December, the party spokesperson says.

EU resumes financial aid to Zimbabwe

Business Recorder - ‎4 hours ago‎
The European Union will resume development and finance co-operation with Zimbabwe this weekend when part of the sanctions imposed on President Robert Mugabe's government over rights abuses expire, its envoy to Harare announced Thursday.

Mugabe tackles party factionalism

Independent Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will set up a commission to probe allegations of factionalism threatening to divide his Zanu-PF party ahead of an elective congress in December, the party spokesperson said on Friday.

Nigeria bus station blast 'kills at least eight'

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
At least eight people have died in an explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses have told the BBC.

Good for the goose, good for the gander

Zambian Watchdog - ‎44 minutes ago‎
No, the story is not that Zambia now has a “white” acting president Guy Scott, or who takes over from Michael Sata after the January 2015 presidential bye-election.

ANC denies it is broke

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The ruling party denied a report that it faces serious financial problems and said it had not retrenched any employees in the past 10 years.

Nkandla: JZ won't pay

Times LIVE - ‎5 hours ago‎
Parliament's ad hoc committee on Nkandla has found that President Jacob Zuma did not enjoy undue benefit from the multimillion rand upgrades to his KwaZulu-Natal private residence.

Sri Lanka mudslide leaves scores homeless

Independent Online - ‎54 minutes ago‎
iol pic wld Sri Lanka Mudslide~22 AP A young Sri Lankan mudslide survivor, center, whose both parents are missing sits with other survivors at a relief center set up in a school in Punagala in Badulla district.

Myanmar may amend constitution barring Suu Kyi from presidency

Times of India - ‎16 minutes ago‎
NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar's parliament will consider amending the country's constitution - which currently bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president - ahead of elections next year, an official said on Friday.

Delta cuts down Chibuku production

BizDay Zimbabwe - ‎1 hour ago‎
Delta Corporation has stopped production of standard Chibuku beer at six breweries across the country, as plant rationalisation continues after the introduction of its new product brand Chibuku Super.

Microsoft Leaks its Own New Fitness Band and Health Software

NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft has officially unveiled a new fitness smartwatch and Health service after accidentally leaking it through smartphone app stores hours earlier.

Google Lost The Guy Who Started Android, But It Sounds Like The Perfect Move ...

Business Insider - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Andy Rubin, the founder of Android, is leaving Google after joining the company when his startup was acquired in 2005. Rubin was in charge of the Android division until 2013, and helped transform it from a small open-source platform into the biggest mobile ...

Biz Break: Facebook's mobile momentum grows as sales top $3 billion [San ...

Businessweek - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Oct. 28--Today: Facebook again exceeds expectations with strong revenue growth as the social network finds gains on mobile, but shares drop on a forecast that doubts the massive growth will continue at the same rate.

Smartphone sales lifted by emerging markets

Hindustan Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Global smartphone sales grew at a healthy pace in the third quarter, boosted by low-cost handsets in emerging markets, industry research showed Thursday.

Mhere, Zhakata to share Cape Town stage

New - ‎7 hours ago‎
SEASONED Zora music maestro, Leonard Karikoga Zhakata and gospel music sensation, Mathias Mhere are billed to share the stage in Cape Town this coming weekend.

Pictures: Zima Awards a mere joke

NewsDay - ‎10 hours ago‎
THE much-publicised Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) held on Wednesday night at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) after seven years in hibernation courted controversy on the showbiz scene as winning artistes went home empty-handed.

Blood boils over Bosso

The Zimbabwean - ‎4 hours ago‎
Highlanders are no longer a source of pride for their supporters, following their recent pathetic showing in both league and cup games.

Diego Costa to return for Chelsea against QPR

Irish Times - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Chelsea's Diego Costa is to return to the starting XI against QPR on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire. Dominic Fifield.

Humans transmit flesh-eating fungus to European salamanders

Daily Digest - ‎1 hour ago‎
When populations of newts and salamanders experienced a sudden, massive crash in the Netherlands last years, scientists wanted to know why.

Hurry! NASA will send your name to Mars

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
Today is the last day to sign up to have your name sent to Mars. (Deadline is midnight EDT.) Your name will be part of a dime-sized microchip on the Orion spacecraft, according to NASA.

Sadness lasts 240 times longer than other emotions, study claims

Daily Mail - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Getting over a break-up, mourning a loved one or generally feeling down in the dumps can feel overwhelming. And now researchers have discovered this is because sadness lasts up to 240 times longer than other emotions, including feeling ashamed, ...

Oceans appeared on Earth millions of years earlier than believed, new study finds

Daily News & Analysis - ‎15 minutes ago‎
A new study conducted at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), US, researching evidence of water on Earth and in the inner solar system, discovered that the oceans arrived on Earth much earlier than expected.

Govt ups Ebola awareness campaign

NewsDay - ‎11 hours ago‎
GOVERNMENT yesterday upped its Ebola awareness campaign with the launch of an Ebola-specific website to keep the public informed about the latest developments regarding the deadly virus which has killed about 5 000 people in West Africa.

Econet Internet Revenue Grows

Zimbabwe Independent - ‎37 minutes ago‎
ZIMBABWE'S largest mobile network provider, Econet Wireless (Econet) says broadband revenue contribution has grown 69,7% to US$56 million in the first half of its financial year to August, up from US$33 million the previous year as more subscribers adopt ...
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