November 1, 1995
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ANKARA, Turkey (CNN) -- A bomb exploded Tuesday at the offices of a leading anti-government group in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, killing at least 25 people.
Among the dead was Lt. Saif Rashid Sindi, chief of security for the Iraqi National Congress based in Salahuddin, Iraq. Sindi led INC efforts to overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, according to a statement released by the INC's London office. At least eight civilians also died in the blast.
The INC is composed of Kurdish, Arab, Muslim, Sunni and Shiite factions opposed to Hussein's rule.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (CNN) -- Ten opposition parties in Tanzania said Tuesday they will seek to nullify the results of the country's first multi-party general elections.
Citing polling irregularities and fraud, opposition leaders said they will ask a court to declare the results void and will boycott a scheduled repeat of the elections on November 12. Leaders of Chama Cha Mapinduzi, the ruling party which claimed to have swept the elections, begrudgingly agreed to the new election.
Observers expect that the challenge will impede Tanzania's anticipated transition to a multi-party democracy.
MOSCOW (CNN) -- Boris Yeltsin's wife said Tuesday that the Russian president is feeling better, although aides expressed doubt he will be healthy enough to receive visitors soon.
"I can tell you with a sense of relief that Boris Nikolayevich is doing better," Naina Yeltsin told reporters after visiting her husband at Moscow's Central Clinic Hospital.
Yeltsin, 64, was rushed to the hospital Thursday with acute heart trouble for the second time in four months. He has had virtually no visitors since then.
"Of course, we're all worried," said his wife. "But we don't need to talk about his being incapable, or say that the nuclear button is out of control." The first lady, who traditionally has stayed out of the public eye, has made several recent public appearances to downplay concerns about her husband's health.
Yeltsin's illness has increased speculation about his ability to seek re-election when his five-year term expires next June.
BAKU, Azerbaijan (CNN) -- Just three days after the world's worst subway disaster, another fire broke out Tuesday in the underground railway network in the Azeri capital of Baku. There are no reports of injuries.
Deputy Prime Minister Abbas Abbasov told a government commission Tuesday that a train engine had caught fire at the Kara Karayev station, but station workers promptly extinguished it, Interfax news agency reported.
On Saturday, about 300 people were killed and at least 200 others injured when a fire ripped through a tunnel between two Baku subway stations. Most of the victims were crushed and suffocated when panic broke out in the airless tunnel.
Azerbaijani President Geidar Aliev has said sabotage cannot be ruled out in Saturday's incident. An investigation is under way.
SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- Prosecutors of former South Korean president Roh Tae-Woo said Tuesday they have summoned him to appear before state prosecutors for questioning about a $654 million slush fund he secretly amassed.
Roh has been told to show up at the prosecutor general's office Wednesday morning
It marks the first time the government has taken formal action against a former leader for improper behavior.
The scandal involves allegations that Roh used the slush funds to help two opposing candidates in the 1992 presidential election, and that he took kickbacks as well as dispensed favors to those who helped him launder the money.
Current president Kim Young Sam has denied any involvement in or knowledge of the fund.
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