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Protesters shout out as they go on a rampage near on Thursday outside the parliament building in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou.

Burkina Faso's President Bows To Protests, Steps Down

Updated at 9:35 a.m. ET

Blaise Campaore, who ruled Burkina Faso since seizing power in a coup in 1987, has agreed to resign, making way for elections in 90 days a day after angry anti-government mobs set fire to the parliament building to protest a plan to extend his tenure.

In a statement read on national television Friday, Compaore announced his resignation and plans for new elections, but it was immediately clear who would take power in the interim, according to The Associated Press.

Lava near the leading edge of the flow oozing over a concrete slab and towards a tangerine tree before solidifying near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii earlier this week.

Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

Officials in Hawaii are sending National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa on the Big Island, where a lava flow is creeping toward a main road, threatening to cut off the community.

Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said 83 troops have been sent to the town of fewer than 1,000 to help provide security. They are to aid in a road block and with other safety issues, The Associated Press says.

"These are local troops, people from the community. They'll be here working to take care of their family and friends," Oliveira said.

Local Headlines

Friday, October 31, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien WARREN, Ohio -- London-based Laird Technologies is in growth mode across the company's entire global footprint -- a footprint that encompasses a new manufacturing and distribution plant here, executives formally announced Thursday. "We think it's got real potential to be a growth driver for Laird," says CEO David Lockwood, in town to celebrate the opening of the new plant during a ribbon-cutting Thursday. "Our new home here will enable us to continue to deliver innovative products to the customers with reliable...

Friday, October 31, 2014

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