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Palestinian troops will deploy in the city of Hebron in coming days, say security officials. The move is coordinated with Israel. (more…)

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On Nigeria’s death row, hundreds of prisoners did not have a fair trial and may be innocent, according to Amnesty International. (more…)

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Barack Obama (photo, from washingtonpost.com), the US Democratic presidential candidate, raised more than $150m in September, says his campaign, which is a record. (more…)

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Two vice-presidents have been sworn in by the president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe (photo, from terrepolitique.com), who also unilaterally appointed members of his ruling Zanu-PF party to key cabinet posts. (more…)

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After clashing with a civil rights icon, John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, has become embroiled in a war of words with racial undertones. The campaign of the senator of Arizona has been accused by John Lewis (photo) of “sowing hatred” against his rival Barack Obama. He added that he was reminded of 1960 segregationist George Wallace. (more…)

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The beheading of a Saudi citizen, convicted of murdering a fellow Saudi, has been announced by the country’s authorities. (more…)

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Two houses have been torched and several others badly damaged by rioters in northern Israel. Israeli officials say that it is the third night of tensions between Jewish and Arab residents of Akko (photo, from aljazeera.net). (more…)

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