At least 50 French citizens on missing Air Algerie flight: airline

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The passenger list of a missing Air Algerie flight included 50 French citizens, the airline's representative in Burkina Faso told a news conference in Ouagadougou. Burkina Faso Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedrago said the Air Algerie flight that was en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers had asked to change route at 0138 GMT because of a storm in the area.
Ghanaians protest against government's handling of economy

More than 2,000 Ghanaians took to the streets of the capital Accra on Thursday as part of planned nationwide protests against what they say is the government's mishandling of the economy. The demonstration was organised by the biggest labour union – the Trades Union Congress (TUC) – and was the first nationwide protest since President John Dramani Mahama took office in January last year. The president is under pressure to turn around the economy of the oil, cocoa and gold-producing nation, once regarded as one of Africa's hottest frontier markets but now saddled with high inflation and a stubbornly wide government deficit. "Fatal error, (President John) Mahama's government must reboot now", read one placard held up by a demonstrator.
France: Air Algerie flight vanished over Mali

Swiftair MD83PARIS (AP) — France's transport minister says the Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people vanished over northern Mali.



In China, Apple's focus pays off while Samsung feels squeeze

The gold colored version of the new iPhone 5S is seen after Apple Inc's media event in CupertinoThe mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets. Apple Inc's latest quarterly results showed sales of its high-end phones in China grew at nearly twice the pace analysts had expected. Meanwhile, budget offerings from Chinese firms won at the cheaper end, effectively squeezing industry leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd .



More works found at German collector's apartment

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2013 file picture a cameraman films an apartment house, in which more than 1,200 paintings have been found, in Munich, Germany. German authorities say more art works have been found at the apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt including a statue apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin. The task force that has been working to identify whether works in the collection were stolen by the Nazis said Thursday July 24, 2014 that the works were never seized by prosecutors, who in 2012 impounded more than 1,200 pieces by artists including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse that Gurlitt had hoarded in his apartment. (AP Photo/dpa, Marc Mueller)BERLIN (AP) — More art works have been found at the Munich apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt, including a sculpture apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin, the task force investigating the pieces' origin said Thursday.





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