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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Darth Vader's force of darkness loses
Darth Vader is in trouble in Ukraine — again. A candidate posing as the iconic villain from the “Star Wars” movies already had his Ukrainian presidential ambitions thwarted by suspicious authorities in May.
Israeli-Palestinian talks on a lasting Gaza truce are to resume after mid-November, instead of Monday as initially planned, the chief Palestinian negotiator Azzam al-Ahmad told AFP Sunday.
Israel has given the go-ahead for plans to build over 1,000 new Jewish settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem, an official said Monday, sparking a Palestinian warning of an “explosion” of violence.
Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate threatened Sunday to kill Lebanese soldiers it captured in fighting in August unless the army halts operations against Islamist militants in Lebanon's second city Tripoli.
Cameroonian troops killed 39 Boko Haram fighters in clashes with the Islamists, who were carrying out three raids on Cameroon's territory, the defense ministry said Sunday.
An Egyptian court sentenced 23 pro-democracy activists on Sunday to three years in prison each for holding an unlicensed protest, after international calls to free the defendants.
Polls opened in Uruguay Sunday to elect a successor to folksy iconoclast President Jose Mujica, who remains popular but cannot stand for reelection under term limits.
New York state Sunday eased its rules for how those arriving from Ebola-stricken West Africa must be treated, ending a mandatory isolation period for people who had no contact with an infected patient.
Cardinals OF Taveras dies in car accident
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors' top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic.
Activists pushing for women's right-to-drive in Saudi Arabia declared their online campaign a success Sunday, in the world's only country where women are not allowed to operate cars.
  
  
  
  
  
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