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08/21/2007

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Gul Takes Most Votes In Turkey

Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul won the most votes in the first round of a presidential election in Turkey on Monday, deputies said, but he did not secure the two-thirds majority needed in the parliament for an outright win.

Plane Explodes on Okinawa Runway

Vacationers slid down emergency chutes with moments to spare before their Taiwanese airliner exploded Monday, a few minutes after the jet landed on Japan's southern resort island of Okinawa.

Hurricane Dean Rocks Jamaica

Hurricane Dean buffeted Jamaica's southern coast, flooding the capital and littering it with broken trees after killing nine people as it tore through the Caribbean on Monday toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Iranian Army Shells Iraqi Farms

Frightened villagers hid in caves in Iraq's mountainous northeast while others fled on Monday, saying four days of intermittent shelling by the Iranian military had destroyed farms and killed livestock.

Misconceptions About the SCO

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization's annual summit in Bishkek and its tactical military exercises at Garrison Chebarkul, located in the Chelyabinsk region near the Ural Mountains, raised many questions about the alliance's impact on the West's security interests.

No One Is Afraid of the Big Orange Wolf

I was in Ukraine last week sitting with an old friend in his kitchen. We were talking about politics, recalling the Moscow barricade of 1991 after the coup attempt against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and the 2004 Orange Revolution in Kiev.

Deripaska Wraps Up Strabag Buy

Billionaire Oleg Deripaska has closed the purchase of a 30 percent stake in Austrian builder Strabag announced in April, Deripaska's holding company Basic Element said in a statement Monday.

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