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By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's largest opposition party threatened on Tuesday to prevent presidential elections from being held early next year if the government rejected its demand for an independent electoral commission. President Yoweri Museveni, who will have been in power for 30 years in 2016, is widely expected to stand for another five-year term despite widespread criticism of authoritarianism and failure to tame deep-rooted corruption. Francis Mwijukye, deputy spokesman for Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), told Reuters the party wanted the commission to compile a new and accurate voters' register before the polls.
PARIS (AP) — Paris police evacuated hundreds of migrants Tuesday from a makeshift tent camp near a major train station and tourist area, then bulldozed their leftover debris from a patch of pavement that had become a symbol of Europe's migrant crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime New York City subway cops have seen copper thefts before, but last week's heist on a stretch of open-air tracks was particularly brazen: 500 feet of inch-thick cable stripped from the rails in the middle of the night.