Indonesian police officers stand guard - AP - October 27, 2012.
Indonesian police officers stand guard outside a building after a raid in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, Saturday, October 27, 2012. Photo by AP
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More than 150 people were killed Saturday in Syria, as opposition reports a return to heavy government bombardment in major cities, undermining truce intended to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday.

Al-Qaida leader called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, join Syria's rebellion and ensure Egypt implements Sharia law, SITE Monitoring reported, citing a two-part film posted on Islamist websites.

Indonesian Police on Saturday arrested 11 people over suspicion they were planning a range of attacks on domestic and foreign targets, including the U.S. and Australian embassies.

Ahead of the November 6 U.S. elections, President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney are preparing for a legal battle over potential voting disputes.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she still intends to step down sometime around January's presidential inauguration, dispelling speculation she might opt to stay in the post if President Barack Obama is elected for a second term in office.

Authorities in the French town of Aix-les-Bains near Lyon reportedly have received numerous complaints about anti-Semitic flyers disseminated in letterboxes.

A lawmaker for Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party has reportedly read out in parliament a passage from the anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it has approved a new leukemia treatment from Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to be sold under the brand name Synribo. An estimated 5,430 Americans will be diagnosed with CML in 2012.