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* A total of 123 children have fallen ill in a case of mass food poisoning that has hit kindergartens in the Stavropol Territory, southern Russia, the local emergencies service said

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* President Nursultan Nazarbayev's Nur Otan party has won 88% of votes in a parliamentary election held in Kazakhstan Saturday, with all other parties falling short of the 7% vote share required to enter parliament, early results showed

* Shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) at 7:56 a.m. EDT Sunday, ending an almost nine-day stay at the world's sole orbiter, following a decision by mission control managers to bring the spaceship back to Earth a day earlier over hurricane fears, NASA said

* Taliban militants have threatened to start killing South Korean hostages, if the Afghan government does not release eight Taliban prisoners by Monday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said

* A delegation of the UN nuclear watchdog arrives in Tehran Monday for a new round of talks with the Islamic Republic aimed at allaying international concerns over Iran's nuclear program

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