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Burkina Faso president rejects calls to resign

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore has declared that he will stay in power at the head of a transitional government until after elections, rejecting opposition calls for him to step down immediately following a day of violent protests calling for him to resign.

Protesters stormed parliament and state television buildings in the capital Ouagadougou after Compaore declared his plans to change the law to allow him to extend his 27-year rule.

At least three protesters were shot dead and scores wounded in clashes with security forces.

Half of adults 'do not want' trick or treaters at their door

Would you open the door to these two? Credit: PA

Halloween may have become more popular over the last five years but many people still do not want children to come to their door to ask for sweets, a survey revealed.

A common Halloween tradition is for youngsters to dress in a ghoulish costume and go door-to-door to ask for tasty treats.

However, an exclusive One Poll for Good Morning Britain found 57% of homeowners secretly hoped trick or treaters would not knock on their door.

A further 70% admitted to ignoring the doorbell if they knew trick or treaters were there.

The same amount of people thought the American import had become too expensive.

The total retail market for Halloween has grown from £12m in 2001 to £300m in 2011, according to Tim Angel, the head of costuming firm Angels.

Halloween, also known as All Hallows' Eve or All Saints' Eve is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.



Police 'continuing inquiries' over missing person at warehouse

Staffordshire Police has issued a video statement from the scene of a huge blaze at a fireworks factory in Stafford on Thursday.

Superintendent Jane Hewitt confirmed that one person still remains unaccounted for and said that officers are continuing to make inquiries into that person's whereabouts:

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