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At least 14 dead in suicide attacks

11 people were killed and 41 people were injured in a suicide car bombing Sunday in central Ramadi, Iraq, according to CNN.

Another attack left at least three people dead, in a suicide bombing targeting Shiites, according to the New York Times.

The attacks seemed to be loosely coordinated together, a tactic of the Islamic State of Iraq, which often targets government forces, Shiites, Christians, and other groups, according to the New York Times.

British aide arrested for espionage

A Russian aide to Mike Hancock, a British lawmaker in Parliament, was detained by security services and might be deported on suspision of espionage, Hancock announced Sunday, according to CNN.

The aide, Katia Zatuliveter, 25, who has worked for Hancock for almost three years, was taken to a detention center last week. Hancock said she is preparing to fight against her deportation order, according to the New York Times.

Hancock denied that Zatuliveter is a spy and a threat to the United Kingdom, according to the New York Times.

Hancock has been a member of Parliament since 1997, according to CNN.

Device at Nambian airport was a testing device

A case carrying bomb components that delayed a flight to Germany at a Nambian airport was an American-made device designed to test airport security, according to the New York Times.

The laptop case, which was about to be loaded onto an airplane bound for Munich, was from a U.S. company that sells products designed to test security, according to CNN. Still, Nambian officials said that their country, the U.S., or Germany were authorized to be conducting a security test.

An investigation as to who is responsible for the luggage is under way.

The discover of the case delayed a flight to Munich, Germany, on Wednesday and put the raised security concerns at the airline Air Berlin, according to CNN.

Myanmar dissident asks crowd to join in fight for change

Aung San Suu Kyi told supporters to not give up hope and join in her push to bring change to Myanmar Sunday, one day after the democracy activist was released from house arrest, according to The New York Times.

"I'm not going to be able to do it alone. You've got to do it with me. One person alone can't do anything as important as bringing change and democracy to a country," Suu Kyi said, according to CNN

Myanmar's ruling generals have placed Suu Kyi under house arrest for 15 of the last 21 years. Her return to her political activism came just one day after her release, according to The New York Times.

The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner spoke to an excited crowd about the need for a national reconciliation, gaining waves of support.

Obama talks Pakistan in India

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Addressing a group of college students in Mumbai Sunday, President Barack Obama fielded tough questions and said India has high stakes in Pakistan's success, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Obama took questions from students at a Jesuit institution, where he gave answers on topics like jihad, Pakistan, and the mid-term elections, according to The New York Times.

Obama was careful in his discussions on jihad, when he mentioned the complexity of the issue, being careful to clairfy that those engaging in terrorism over a holy war are a part of a small group of Muslims, according to The New York Times.

Obama also told his audience that he would look for "mid-course corrections and adjustments" in the wake of the mid-term elections that saw Republicans make major strides, according to The New York Times.

Obama also spoke on India's apprehensive road to cordial relations with Pakistan, according to the Wall Street Journal.

"It may be surprising for some of you to hear this, but the country that has the biggest stake in Pakistan's success is India," Obama said. "If Pakistan is unstable, that's bad for India."

Brazil elects the country's first woman president

Dilma Rousseff became Brazil's first female president Sunday, according to the New York Times.

Rousseff said in her victory speech that her goal is to eliminate poverty in Brazil, according to CNN. Rousseff beat her opponent, Jose Serra, with 56 percent of the vote versus his 44 percent.

Rousseff served as the former president's chief of staff and energy minister, and she vowed to continue the economic and social policies of her popular predecessor, according to the New York Times.

Rousseff was a left-wing dissident during Brazil's 1960's dictatorship. The president-elect has said she was tortured after she was charged with subversion, according to CNN.

Millions of Brazilians voted in the runoff election, according to CNN.

Iraq's Parliament to get back to work per high court order

Iraq's high court ordered Parliament to resume sessions Sunday, deeming the delay in proceedings unconstitutional, according to the New York Times.

Abdul Sattar Beeraqdar, the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq, ordered the Parliament to fill key positions so the government body can begin a new session, according to CNN. The court found that the withholding from proceedings has exeeded the constitutional 3 week time span.

The Parliament, which was elected in March, only met for 18 minutes at the time of its instatement, according to the New York Times.

al-Qaida targets France

Saudi Arabia warned that al-Qaida is threatening Europe, especially France, French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said Sunday, according to CNN.

Hortefeux said in a radio interview that France had been warned by Saudi Arabia intelligence that there was a threat to the country stemming from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, according to MSNBC.

The intelligence also said that al-Qaida was active or about to become active in France, according to CNN.

France's terror alert has been raised to its second highest level. In the past year, 61 people were jailed in France with links to terrorism, according to CNN.

Chilean mine rescue under way

Steel tubing was placed Sunday along the underground path that 33 miners in Chile will travel through after being trapped for more than 2 months, according to CNN.

A powerful drill broke through to the area where the miners are trapped on Saturday, according to the Star Tribune.

The steel tubing is a part of the path that a rescue vehicle named "The Phoneix" will travel through to reach the miners. One by one, the miners will be extracted from the caved in mine, according to the Star Tribune.

The gold and copper mine caved in on August 5th, and the miners report being in good health considering the circumstances, according to Health Minister Jaime Manalich, reports CNN.

Ecuador's Police Chief resigns after police officer uprising

Ecuador's Police Chief submitted his resignation Friday after the country's president was held captive in a Quito hospital by a disgruntled police force, the New York Times reports.

Freddy Martinez resigned Friday after Ecuador's President Rafael Correa promised to overhaul the country's police force, according to the New York Times.

Correa was held captive by police officers for more than ten hours while he was in a Quito hospital. Correa was receiving treatment after being assaulted by officers at a meeting Thursday, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune. Army and police special forces rescued Correa Thursday night from the hostage situation.

The attack and subsequent hostage situation was in reaction to a new law that would affect the salaries and benefits of the police force, according to the New York Times. Striking soldiers were all around the hospital when the president was rescued, according to the New York Times.

Martinez said he suspects that rebels who were not police officers snuck into the protest, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune.

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