Iran's president criticizes US presidential candidates

In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks to the crowd during a visit to the central city of Arak, Iran, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. Iran's president Hassan Rouhani criticized the U.S. presidential candidates' behavior during their debates. Rouhani said on Sunday: "Did you see the debate and the way of their speaking, accusing and mocking each other? Do we want such a democracy and election in our country?" (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday criticized the U.S. presidential candidates' behavior during their recent debates.

Space station accepts 1st Virginia delivery in 2 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station has received its first shipment from Virginia in more than two years.
Iraqi parliament passes bill banning alcohol

FILE -- In this Sept. 11, 2007, file photo, a man looks at bottles of alcohol on sale in liquor store in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's parliament passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages. The bill passed late Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, imposes a fine of up to 25 million Iraqi dinars, or $21,000, for anyone violating the ban. Islam forbids the consumption of alcohol, but it has always been available in Iraq's larger cities, mainly from shops run by Christians. It's unclear how strictly the law would be enforced. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban, File)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages in a surprise move that angered many in the country's Christian community who rely on the business.

Syrian rebels caution civilians in Aleppo about offensive

BEIRUT (AP) — A leading northern Syrian rebel coalition warned civilians in Aleppo to stay away from government positions around the contested city early Sunday as rebels and pro-government forces clashed along the city's outskirts.
Lithuania's opposition eyes power in run-off election

The first round of a general election in Lithuania left Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius's Social Democrats with just 14.42 percent of the voteTipped as the next prime minister, leader of the conservative Homeland Union Gabrielius Landsbergis has presented himself as the face of change. The 34-year-old grandson of Lithuanian independence icon Vytautas Landsbergis has vowed to fight emigration by creating jobs, reforming education, boosting exports and foreign investment. Leftists finished third with just 14.42 percent (10 seats), a huge blow for Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius's Social Democrats.

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