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Haiti runoff candidate calls election results a 'farce' PORT-AU-PRINCE: One of the candidates in Haiti's presidential runoff called the first-round results of October 25 elections a farce Friday, amid growing opposition protests in the impoverished Caribbean country.Jude Celestin, of the Lapeh party, garnered 25 percent of the vote, according to results announced Thursday. He faces ruling party candidate Jovenel Moise, the frontrunner at 32 percent, in a December 27 runoff. The results are a "ridiculous farce," the 53-year-old Celestin told a news conference. "The results of the people have yet to be announced."Speaking of the current government of President Michel Martelly, he added: "They have put in place a repressive force to crush the people, to kill the people, but they won't be able to kill all the people." Celestin's comments -- met with applause from supporters -- came as opposition protests grew. In some spots in the capital, tires were set ablaze."They don't respect young people. They ...

White House hopeful Carson bristles under intense scrutiny WASHINGTON: Ben Carson soared to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential heap with a compelling personal narrative, but questions about his past and a disputed military scholarship now threaten to disrupt his high-flying campaign.The retired doctor has riveted audiences for months with vivid descriptions of how he lived a violent adolescence -- including trying to kill a classmate when he was 14 -- before vanquishing his anger to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon.His political outsider ...
Two US officers arrested over death of six-year-old boy CHICAGO: Two law enforcement officers were arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder Friday over the fatal shooting of a six-year-old boy in the US state of Louisiana, authorities said.The death of Jeremy Mardis will add to growing criticism in some quarters about perceived brutality in US police forces after several high-profile incidents in the last year.Marshals Norris Greenhouse and Derrick Stafford were placed on administrative leave after the vehicle chase on Tuesday that ...
Picasso sells for $67.45mn in windfall for US tycoon NEW YORK: A Picasso picture of a cabaret artist, which carries a second painting on the reverse, sold for $67.45 million in New York Thursday, scoring a windfall for American billionaire Bill Koch.It was the top lot of the season so far, proving a savvy investment for the Republican party donor who paid just $3 million for the canvas in 1984 and later discovered he got two for the price of one.Sotheby's had valued the ...
Terror can't be ruled out in Egypt crash: White House WASHINGTON: The White House said Thursday it was too early to tell why a Russian plane crashed over Egypt, killing all 224 people on board, but said terrorism could not be ruled out."At this point, we have not made our own determination about what exactly led to this tragic incident," spokesman Josh Earnest said."At the same time, we can't rule anything out, including the possibility of terrorist involvement."Flight KGL9268 crashed shortly after taking off from ...
Clinton says would reaffirm ties with Israel if elected WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton assured American Jews that she would reaffirm the United States' "unbreakable bonds" with Israel and promptly invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington should she win the White House.President Barack Obama has had a rocky, at times testy relationship with the Israeli leader, while Republican critics accuse Obama of not doing enough to support the Jewish state and of making too may concessions to Iran in a recently concluded nuclear accord.Clinton, eager ...
Ex-president George H.W. Bush lashes out at Cheney, Rumsfeld WASHINGTON: Former president George H.W. Bush has reportedly lashed out at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, two key figures in his son George W. Bush's presidency, slamming the former as an "iron ass" and the latter as "arrogant" in a forthcoming book.Bush, president from 1989-1993, has mostly been silent on issues regarding his son's presidency and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.But in an upcoming biography, he has some choice words for the two men ...


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