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Liberia holds vote delayed by Ebola
Liberia votes in a senate election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah among the candidates.

Kenya leader signs tough security law
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.

Nigeria court backs prisoners' vote
A court in Nigeria rules that all prisoners should be able to vote, with general elections looming in February 2015.

Cuba 'will stay on' communist path
Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.

Colombia Farc truce follows killings
Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers.

Lock-up shares worth 51.5 bln yuan eligible for trade in China
Lock-up shares worth nearly 51.5 billion yuan ($8.3 billion) will become eligible for trade on China's stock markets in the coming week.

China eases market access for foreign banks
Cabinet announces new rules that will ease market access for foreign banks in a move to further open up the domestic banking sector.

Ruble devaluation hits Chinese businesses in Russia
A plunge in the value of the ruble has hit Russia's economy and exerted visible influence on Chinese businesses in the Far East region.

China Mobile wages war for new-age telecommunications
China Mobile will launch an integrated service, which will feature voice/video calls and multi-media messages, next year in a move to lure customers away from other similar applications.

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