Maldivian authorities assure free vote amid fears of rigging

MALE, Maldives (AP) ” Opposition supporters in the Maldives are demanding that officials ensure a free and fair presidential election, as the country prepares to vote in an election seen as a referendum on whether democracy will stay.The archipelago nation’s election chief, Ahmed Shareef, said Saturday that all measures have been taken to hold Sunday’s election in a free and fair manner and without violence.Still, opposition activists voiced fears that the polls may be rigged […]

Maldivian authorities assure free vote amid fears of rigging

MALE, Maldives (AP) ” Opposition supporters in the Maldives are demanding that officials ensure a free and fair presidential election, as the country prepares to vote in an election seen as a referendum on whether democracy will stay.The archipelago nation’s election chief, Ahmed Shareef, said Saturday that all measures have been taken to hold Sunday’s election in a free and fair manner and without violence.Still, opposition activists voiced fears that the polls may be rigged […]

Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 167

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) ” A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said Saturday, while coffins arrived for at least 167 victims and counting.An engineer was found near the engine of the upturned vessel, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella told reporters. The Tanzanian Broadcasting Corporation reported he had shut himself into the engine room. His condition was not immediately clear.Search efforts […]

"Duck Dynasty" daughter coming to Malone

CANTON  Reality television star and author Sadie Robertson will speak at Malone University at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Johnson Center as part of her “Live Original” tour via premier productions.Robertson is the daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson, whose family and family-operated business, Duck Commander, is featured A&E’s “Duck Dynasty.”She also was the runner-up on season 19 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and wrote the  New […]

Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 167

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) ” A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said Saturday, while coffins arrived for at least 167 victims and counting.An engineer was found near the engine of the upturned vessel, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella told reporters. The Tanzanian Broadcasting Corporation reported he had shut himself into the engine room. His condition was not immediately clear.Search efforts […]

Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 24

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ” Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country’s oil-rich southwest, killing at least 24 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years.The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of marching Revolutionary Guardsmen, bystanders and government officials watching from a nearby riser. Suspicion immediately fell on the region’s Arab separatists, who previously only attacked […]

Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 24

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ” Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country’s oil-rich southwest, killing at least 24 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years.The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of marching Revolutionary Guardsmen, bystanders and government officials watching from a nearby riser. Suspicion immediately fell on the region’s Arab separatists, who previously only attacked […]

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