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Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres - witnesses

BENI Democratic Republic of Congo - A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels.

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France seeks to appease Burkina Faso situation - minister 12:40pm GMT

PARIS - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday he had asked his ambassador in Burkina Faso to try to appease the situation in the west African nation, where parliament has been dissolved and a transitional government put in place after mass protests.

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Conoco sees third quarter profit rise, 2015 capex seen lower 30 Oct 2014

- ConocoPhillips , the largest U.S. independent oil and gas company, on Thursday reported higher third-quarter profit after the sale of its Nigerian unit and said overall spending would decline next year, partly in response to falling crude oil prices.

Liberians fast, pray for three days to break Ebola 'curse' 30 Oct 2014

MONROVIA - (This version of the October 29 story corrects paragraph 7 to make clear that Senegal, not Sierra Leone, was declared Ebola free)

Thousands flee as Boko Haram seizes northeast Nigerian town 30 Oct 2014

MAIDUGURI/YOLA Nigeria - Islamist Boko Haram militants have seized control of the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi, killing dozens of people and forcing thousands to flee, witnesses said.

Boko Haram seize northeast Nigerian town, dozens killed - witnesses 30 Oct 2014

MAIDUGURI/YOLA Nigeria - Boko Haram militants have seized control of the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi, killing dozens of people and forcing thousands to flee, witnesses said.