International News Archive - October 29, 2008
Challenger Mohamed Nasheed defeated Asia's longest serving leader, Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, in a runoff election, officials said. Provisional results indicate Nasheed received 54 percent of the vote compared to 46 percent for Gayoom, the newspaper Hamaroahli reported Wednesday.
Pakistan said it lodged a formal protest Wednesday over a U.S. missile attack in its territory and demanded a halt to any such strikes in the future. The Foreign Ministry told the U.S.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.