** Protesters Call for Burkina Army to Hand Over Power**
Thousands of Burkina Faso residents took to the streets Sunday to call on the military to hand over power to civilian authorities following the resignation of the country's longtime president.
The brief rally, in the capital Ouagadougou, ended when opposition leaders headed into closed door talks with the country's military leaders.
Opposition leaders have said the transition of power should be "democratic and civilian" and not be taken over by the army.
President Blaise Compaore's 27 years in power ended on Friday after marchers stormed parliament following his push for a constitutional amendment that would have allowed him to run for another term.
After a brief power struggle, the military then named the second in command of the presidential guard, Yacouba Isaac Zida, to lead the country's transition.
The United Nations envoy for West Africa joined the United States and the African Union in calling on the military to immediately transfer power to civilian authorities in Burkina Faso.
** At Least 48 Dead in Pakistan Bombing**
Authorities in Pakistan say a bomb attack in the Lahore region has killed at least 48 people, and the death toll could rise.
The attack took place near the Wagah border crossing with India where a "lowering of the flags" ceremony is held every evening.
The ceremony starts just before sunset and hundreds of people, including foreign tourists, normally gather on both sides of the border to witness it.
The head of Pakistan's security forces on the eastern border, Major-General Khan Tahir Javed Khan, told reporters a suicide bomber caused the blast.
General Khan said the bomber apparently wanted to strike the ceremony but a security cordon stopped him about 500 meters away. The man detonated the explosives at a place where families had stopped to buy food after witnessing the ceremony.
The flag ceremony has been taking place since 1959 and Sunday's violence was the first near the event.
Wagah is the only road border crossing between Pakistan and India.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the attack. Authorities have started an investigation.