BURKINA FASO: ‘ PRESIDENT BLAISE COMPAORE REMOVED FROM OFFICE – REPORTS ‘


#AceBreakingNews – BURKINA FASO – October 31 – Burkina Faso’s embattled President Blaise Compaore has been ousted, AFP quoted an army official as saying on Friday just after he lifted the state of emergency.  

“Compaore is no longer in power,” Colonel Boureima Farta told tens of thousands of protesters in front of the army’s headquarters.

Tens of thousands of protesters on Friday demanded the resignation of President Blaise Compaore, AFP reported.

After a day of unrest that saw parliament set ablaze, opposition chief Zephirin Diabre urged supporters to “keep up the pressure by occupying public spaces.”

Thousands of people took to the street’s of the West African country on Thursday in protest at plans by the legislature to change the constitution.

The move would have allowed Compaore to extend his 27-year rule.

RT – AFP – AP 

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‘ EBOLA NURSE KACI HICKOX LEAVES QUARANTINE AGAINST STATE ORDERS ‘


#AceBreakingNews – FORT KENT, Maine – October 30 – An Ebola nurse went bike riding with her boyfriend Thursday morning, defying state orders to remain at home for 21 days.

Kaci Hickox, who recently treated Ebola patients in West Africa, told reporters late Wednesday that day-long negotiations had failed to resolve a deadlock over the state’s instructions.

The 33-year-old nurse, who earlier vowed to ignore the state order beginning Thursday, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, donned helmets, stepped off the front porch of his rural house and rode off on bicycles, followed by state police.

Without a court order, troops do not have the authority to restrain her.

Source: Maine nurse defies quarantine order by taking bike ride.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ CHUCK HAGEL ORDERS ALL US TROOPS RETURNING FROM WEST AFRICA TO BE QUARANTINED ‘


#AceBreakingNews – WASHINGTON – October 29 – Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response efforts in West Africa to undergo a 21-day “controlled monitoring regimen.”

“The secretary believes these initial steps are prudent given the large number of military personnel transiting from their home base and West Africa and the unique logistical demands and impact this deployment has on the force,” said Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby in a statement Wednesday.

By Kristina Wong @ The Hill 

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WASHINGTON: ‘CDC URGES VOLUNTARY ISOLATION FOR HIGHEST RISK EBOLA HEALTH WORKERS ‘


#AceBreakingNews – WASHINGTON – October 27 The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging healthcare workers back from West Africa with the highest risk for carrying Ebola to isolate themselves voluntarily. 

In guidance released Monday, the federal public health agency pushed back against decisions by three states to mandate 21-day quarantines for people who could be carrying the Ebola virus. 

By Elise Viebeck and Sarah Ferris @ The Hill  

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UKRAINE: ‘ PETRO POROSHENKO PARTY LEADS WITH 23% OF VOTES EXIT POLLS ‘


#AceBreakingNews – UKRAINE – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s party is in the lead with over 23 percent of votes in the country’s Sunday parliamentary elections, exit polls say.

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Poroshenko’s bloc is closely followed by two other pro-Europe parties.

A total of seven political parties will be represented in Ukraine’s Parliament – Verkhovnaya Rada.

The president’s Bloc of Petro Poroshenko took a winning margin with 23 percent and is closely followed by the People’s Front party – led by Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk – which got over 21 percent, according to international exit polls.

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NEW YORK: ‘ THREE MORE ARE QUARANTINED AFTER DR WAS DIAGNOSIS WITH EBOLA ‘


#AceBreakingNews – NEW YORK – October 24 – A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor’s diagnosis Thursday, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a cab and bowling since returning to New York from Guinea a week ago.

De Blasio said all city officials followed “clear and strong” protocols in their handling and treatment of him.

“We want to state at the outset that New Yorkers have no reason to be alarmed,” de Blasio said. “New Yorkers who have not been exposed are not at all at risk.”

The doctor, Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, reported Thursday morning coming down with a 103-degree fever and diarrhea.

He was being treated in an isolation ward at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital, a designated Ebola center.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which will do a further test to confirm the initial results, has dispatched an Ebola response team to New York.

President Barack Obama spoke to Cuomo and de Blasio on Thursday night and offered the federal government’s support.

He asked them to stay in close touch with Ron Klain, his “Ebola czar,” and public health officials in Washington. 

Health officials have been tracing Spencer’s contacts to identify anyone who may be at risk.

The city’s health commissioner, Mary Bassett, said Spencer’s fiancee and two friends had been quarantined but showed no symptoms.

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CANADA: ‘ STEPHEN HARPER ADDRESSES NATION OVER TERRORIST ATTACK ON PARLIAMENT ‘


#AceBreakingNews – CANADA – October 23 – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper described the perpetrator of a “brutal and violent” attack on the Parliament complex in Ottawa that left a soldier dead Wednesday as a “terrorist” in an address to the nation. 

“We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated,” Harper said before vowing that the attack would “lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts” to keep the country safe and work with Canada’s allies to fight terrorists.

The assault rocked Parliament over and over with the boom of gunfire, led MPs to barricade doors with chairs and sent people streaming from the building in fear. Harper was addressing a caucus when the attack began outside the door, but he safely escaped.

He gave his address Wednesday evening from an undisclosed location.

Earlier Wednesday, Canadian authorities identified the shooter as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32. A government official told Fox News that they have been advised that Zehaf-Bibeau, a Quebec native, was thought to be a recent convert to Islam who had changed his name from Michael Joseph Hall. Investigators offered little additional information about the gunman. However, Harper said in his address that “in the days to come we will learn about the terrorist and any accomplices he may have had.” 

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