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September 23, 1996
Web posted at: 12:20 p.m. EDT (1620 GMT)

Incumbent claims victory in Armenian elections

YEREVAN, Armenia (CNN) -- Armenia's ruling party claimed Monday that President Levon Ter-Petrosian had handily defeated three opposition candidates in Sunday's election, but the country's election commission did not confirm the claim.

The main opposition party claimed that their candidate, former prime minister Vazgen Manukian, was leading. Final results may not be known for several days.

Business candidates capture Macau elections

MACAU (CNN) -- Macau's last legislative elections under Portuguese rule proved to be a triumph for big business concerns as candidates with strong links to gambling, property and entertainment won four of the eight directly elected legislative seats.

A record 64 percent of voters turned out for Sunday's election, the last before China assumes control in 1999.

The pro-China camp and the pro-democracy camp each lost one seat in the election.

Chechen leader suffers appendicitis attack


GROZNY, Russia (CNN) -- Chechen separatist leader Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev was hospitalized overnight after a bout of appendicitis forced him to postpone a trip to Moscow.

Yandarbiyev was to meet with Russian security chief Alexander Lebed Monday, but he was in satisfactory condition Monday morning awaiting surgery, the Interfax news agency reported.

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Uganda says it will retaliate for air raid.

KAMPALA, Uganda (CNN) -- The Ugandan minister of state for defense said Monday that Uganda would retaliate against Sudan for a bombing raid on an army barracks just south of Sudan's border.

Amama Mbabazi said bombs dropped from Sudanese MiG warplanes missed their targets and expressed surprise that Sudan would attack less than a month after the two countries had signed an agreement to cooperate on repatriation of refugees.

Japanese chase away Chinese protesters

HONG KONG (CNN) -- Japanese patrol boats on Monday turned away protesters from Taiwan and Hong Kong as they attempted to land on a disputed chain of islands now occupied by Japan.

The Chinese claim on the East China Sea archipelago dates back centuries; Japan gained control about 100 years ago after defeating imperial China. The protesters vowed to continue trying to reach the uninhabited islands and plant Chinese flags.

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