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Israel 're-opens al-l-Aqsa mosque compound'

Israeli authorities have re-opened the al-l-Aqsa mosque complex, according to news agency AFP.

The Israeli government closed the site after the shooting of Jewish activist Yehuda Glick last night.

The area is known as Noble Sanctuary to Muslims and includes the third most holy site in Islam, the al-Aqsa Mosque.

But it also the holiest site for Jews, who call it Temple Mount.

Burkina Faso: Protesters storm state TV buildings

Thousands of people have stormed parliament and state television buildings in the country. Credit: Reuters/Joe Penney

Anti-government protesters have stormed the state television buildings in in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, in protest over the president's plans to change the law to allow him to stand for re-election next year.


US calls for violence in Burkina Faso to end

The United States has joined calls for the violence in Burkina Faso to end.

Barack Obama's National Security Council have tweeted:

Thousands of people have stormed parliament and state television buildings in protest at plans by President Blaise Compaore to change the law to enable him to stand for re-election next year.

Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency

Anti-government protesters enter the parliament building in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso. Credit: Reuters

The president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, has declared a state of emergency in his country and has called for opposition protests to end, Reuters have reported.

A state of emergency is declared across the national territory. The chief of the armed forces is in charge of implementing this decision which enters into effect today.

I dissolve the government from today so as to create conditions for change. I'm calling on the leaders of the political opposition to put an end to the protests.

I'm pledging from today to open talks with all the actors to end the crisis.

– Blaise Compaoré

'Not all individuals accounted for' after US plane crash

Wichita Mid-Continental Airport has said that there are still individuals unaccounted for after a plane crashed into a building near the runway.

The airport's official Twitter feed said the building had sustained "serious damage".

PM: Agencies must intervene early in child abuse cases

The Prime Minister has called for "very early intervention" in cases where police and social services suspect child sexual exploitation.

Prime Minister David Cameron holds a PM Direct event with staff at the O2 Call Centre in Preston Brook, Runcorn, Cheshire Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

"Those agencies, particularly the police and social services who often know about these people and know what is happening, they need to intervene and act more quickly," David Cameron said at a Q&A session in Cheshire.


Cameron: I don't believe in decriminalising drugs

The Prime Minister has defended the government's track record on drugs saying that "drug use is falling" and that "the evidence is that what we are doing is working".

"I don't believe in decriminalising drugs," he said, adding that the Home Office report does not justify any one approach over another.

He was speaking at an 02 call centre in Runcorn, Cheshire.

Sturgeon: Labour support 'in freefall'

SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon said support for the party is further proof that the referendum has changed Scottish politics.

Membership of the party has more than tripled to over 83,000 since the No vote on independence last month.

In light of results of an Ipsos MORI poll, which put the nationalists' well above the three main Westminster parties', Sturgeon said: "More and more people are choosing to put their trust in the SNP as disillusion with the entire Westminster establishment grows.

"London Labour's treatment of their party in Scotland as nothing more than a 'branch office' has left them in meltdown.

"As a result, people across the country realise that Ed Miliband doesn't speak for them and Labour support is in freefall."

Two people dead and four injured after US plane crash

Wichita Fire Chief Ron Blackwell has said that two people have died after a plane crash at the city's Mid-Continental Airport.

The two fatalities are believed to have been inside the building, and it is not known how many people were on board the aircraft, he said.

He said that four people have been taken to hospital with injuries, and that at least five are unaccounted for.

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