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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Anti-government protesters began gathering in Burkina Faso's capital again Friday, a day after their violent demonstrations pushed the country's longtime president to agree to relinquish power next year.
By Denis Pinchuk and Olesya Astakhova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia may restart gas supplies to Ukraine as soon as next week if Kiev pays $2.2 billion worth of debts and pre-payments, Alexei Miller, head of state gas monopoly Gazprom, said on Friday. Moscow, Kiev and the European Union clinched a deal on Thursday that would resume supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine over the winter in return for payments funded in part by the Ukrainian government's Western backers. ...
Israeli police deployed heavily around Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound as it reopened Friday for Muslim prayers after a rare closure during clashes over the killing of a Palestinian by security forces. The streets of east Jerusalem were calm before the prayers at midday but teeming with additional police, including many in riot gear, after an Israeli clampdown on the compound, which is holy for Muslims and Jews alike. Clashes had erupted early Thursday when Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian accused of trying to kill Yehuda Glick, a hardline rabbi linked to tensions at the compound. Hundreds of police were seen manning a series of checkpoints leading from the Old City's outer gates all the way to the Al-Aqsa compound, an AFP correspondent said.