Harvick has work cut out for him at Martinsville

Kevin Harvick watches his crew in the garage as he waits for practice to begin for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has picked his way through traffic before at Martinsville Speedway, never when the stakes were so high.



Botswana's ruling party leads in early election results

Voters sit under umbrellas as they queue outside a polling station in the capital Gaborone to cast their ballot during the general elections in Botswana, on October, 24 2014Early results from Botswana's general elections showed the ruling party in the lead but opposition parties making inroads in the diamond-rich southern African state, according to preliminary figures released by the electoral commission. With just 11 of the 57 parliamentary seats declared, the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) had won seven while newcomers, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), took four. The BDP, headed by President Ian Khama, held 45 seats in the outgoing parliament.



Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

Supporters of presidential candidate of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party Aecio Neves rally as they hold a giant Brazilian flag in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Neves and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate for re-election are in a tight election contest, that culminates Sunday when millions of Brazilians are expected to go to the polls and decide who'll be the next leader of Latin America's biggest economy. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."



City setback as West Ham claim shock win

Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring West Ham's second goal against Manchester City at Upton Park in London on February 11, 2014Manchester City's bid to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered a setback as the champions slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday. Manuel Pellegrini's team had hoped to close the gap on the Blues to two points ahead of their rivals' clash with Manchester United on Sunday. Morgan Amalfitano opened the scoring in the 21st minute and Diafra Sakho added the decisive second goal in the 75th minute.



Egypt's Sinai in lockdown after bomb kills 30 troops

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (centre) addresses journalists following an emergency meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in Cairo, on October 25, 2014Egypt imposed a state of emergency Saturday across parts of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula as the military pounded suspected jihadists after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers. Friday's bombing was the deadliest attack on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, to the fury of his supporters. The state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai will remain in place for three months, the president's office said. Egypt also announced it would close the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip, the only entry to the Palestinian territory not controlled by Israel.





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