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1. 10-20 Suicide blasts at university kill at least 5 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
2. 10-20 China ups rescue effort for hijacked ship East Africa
D. 10-20 Peres rejects U.N. Gaza report Jerusalem
E. 10-20 Afghanistan's run-off poll hailed Afghanistan
F. 10-20 Holders Barcelona sent crashing by Rubin Barcelona
G. 10-20 Late Lyon winner stuns Liverpool Anfield, Northern England
7. 10-20 Wheelchair user arrested for smuggling Madrid
10-20 Karzai accepts election runoff Kabul

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Oct.20   Pakistan   Suicide blasts at university kill at least 5 Map of ISLAMABAD Pakistan
  Back-to-back suicide bombings killed at least five people at the International Islamic University here and wounded nearly two dozen


  East Africa   China ups rescue effort for hijacked ship  China plans to make 'every effort to rescue' a merchant bulk carrier De Xin Hai and crew hijacked in the Indian Ocean

  Jerusalem     Peres rejects U.N. Gaza report  Shimon Peres rejected a United Nations report on his country's incursion into Gaza as one-sided and unfair

  Afghanistan   Afghanistan's run-off poll hailed   World leaders have welcomed the acceptance by President Hamid Karzai of the decision to hold a run-off presidential election

  Barcelona Holders Barcelona sent crashing by Rubin  Turkish international Gokdeniz Karadeniz stuck a second-half winner as Kazan claimed a shock 2-1 Champions League Group F victory

  U.S. Senate Congress passes Guantanamo bill  The Senate has voted to continue to allow inmates to be tried on US soil, removing a hurdle as the Obama administration seeks to close the camp

  Northern England Late Lyon winner stuns Liverpool  Lyon snatched a dramatic last-gasp 2-1 victory at Anfield as Liverpool lost 4 games in succession for the first time since 1987

  Madrid Wheelchair user arrested for smuggling  A 92-year-old woman from Uruguay with cocaine strapped to her body flew all the way from Brazil before police arrested her at Madrid's airport

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  Kabul     Karzai accepts election runoff
  Afghan President bowed to Western pressure, agreeing to take part in a presidential runoff vote in two weeks


  Kabul   Sack Afghan poll officials - UN   Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the UN wants more than half the top officials involved in Afghanistan's election replaced

  Eritrea Report: Eritrea worst for press freedom  Reporters Without Borders: Even reporters who leave the Horn of Africa nation are fearful of talking about what happens there

  Western China Many 'missing' after riots  Human Rights Watch: Dozens of ethnic Uighurs have disappeared since being detained in the wake of the riots in Xinjiang region

  Switzerland Swiss 'tipped off US' on Polanski  Newly released documents have shed light on how fugitive film director came to be arrested during a trip to Zurich last month

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