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September 23, 1996
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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
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.
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
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
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