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Main News of October 14

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


*Key mayoral polls were dubbed “illegitimate” on Sunday by an anti-Putin protest leader seeking election in the sizeable Moscow suburb of Khimki.

*As polling stations across the country close and the votes are counted, one issue is already apparent: low turnout.

*Turkey’s Foreign Minister has called on Syria to resolve its internal problems before any further dialog on security issues with Ankara is considered.

*President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was hospitalized after sustaining a gun wound in the country’s capital of Nouakchott, the Saudi-owned news channel Al Arabiya reported on Sunday.


*Austrian Felix Baumgartner has completed a record-breaking skydive, jumping from a helium balloon 39 kilometers above the Earth.


*Former champion Igor Kunitsyn crashed out in the qualifying rounds of the Kremlin Cup to a player ranked nearly 500 places below him on Sunday.

*World No. 2 Novak Djokovic saved five championship points to beat Andy Murray in the final of the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.

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