World Bulletin / News Desk
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez urged his supporters to vote early at Sunday's election, saying the key to him winning another six-year term as leader of South America's biggest oil exporter was organization and logistics.
Chavez, 58, is in a race with 40-year-old state governor Henrique Capriles, and both camps are now focused on their final rallies and getting their supporters to the polls.
The socialist president, a former army officer, called on his followers to rouse their neighbors with trumpets and bugles in a military-style, pre-dawn wake-up call that has been used in previous elections.
"It should be at 3 a.m. Get some nice coffee, some good chocolate, an early breakfast. We have to work very hard in the logistics, the deployment. Water, food for the troops, transport to the polls, to the voting centers," Chavez told thousands of red-shirted "Chavistas" in the central city of Yaritagua.
"We have to take good care of all these aspects, the strategy the tactics ... What's at stake is too important: the next 100 years of the fatherland."
Among the half dozen or so major local pollsters, most put Chavez far ahead.
"UNMISS strongly condemns the targeted killing of civilians based on their ethnic origins and nationality in Bentiu," the U.N. mission said in a statement.
King Abdullah II and Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu met in the Jordan capital Amman.
This timeframe would take the report past a July 20 deadline for the conclusion of the talks between Iran and six world powers
A former ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar was appointed intelligence chief in July 2012, in charge of helping Syrian rebels bring down Assad, an ally of Riyadh's biggest regional rival Iran.
European mediator had asked whether Ponomaryov and his group would comply with last week's Geneva accord under which Russia and Ukraine agreed that militants should disarm and vacate occupied public buildings.
Russian Internet channel Life News posted video of her being escorted by masked men in combat gear and of an activist saying she was under arrest
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Planned demonstrations were intended to illustrate public opposition to a presidential bid by former defense minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and to demand the release of thousands of political prisoners.
Pakistan's supreme court announces inquiry into shooting of prominent Pakistani journalist
The flag is removed by persons with unmarked military uniforms
The panel is tasked with drafting a new constitution within 18 months of its first meeting.
The economic assistance involved U.S. teams to help Ukraine ensure international aid was allocated effectively in all parts of the country
Agha Jan Mutassim was confined to his home in the UAE after arranging a meeting in Dubai between Afghan and Taliban officials in February
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Wasit is a relatively stable province of Iraq, in which such attack is unusual.