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This week's look ahead

Monday, Oct. 30:

Khartoum, Sudan – Somali peace talks scheduled to resume, with Arab League acting as mediator.

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Lahore, Pakistan – Court hears case about granting guardianship of 12-year-old girl at center of custody battle between her Scottish mother and Pakistani father.

Bagdhad – Saddam Hussein's genocide trial resumes.

Sierra Vista, Arizona – US Customs and Border Protection unveils its aerial drone, to be used to search for illegal immigrants trying to cross the Arizona-Mexico border.

Tuesday, Oct. 31:

United Nations – Security Council votes on whether to continue UN peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara.

Moscow – Russian Supreme Court hears prosecution's appeal of the acquittal of three suspects charged with involvement in the July 2004 killing of American journalist Paul Klebnikov.

London – Former World Bank chief Nickolas Stern expected to publish his study on the cost of climate change.

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Bahrain – Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes travels to Bahrain (through Nov. 1) to meet with officials.

Wednesday, Nov. 1:

Athens – New Turkish military chief, Gen. Yasar Buyukanit, meets Greek officials to discuss confidence-building measures between the two longtime rivals. Through Nov. 4.

Thursday, Nov. 2:

Frankfurt – European Central Bank's governing council discusses interest rates for 12-nation euro zone.

Copenhagen, Denmark – MTV Europe Music Awards.

Saturday, Nov. 4:

Moscow – Radical Russian nationalists plan marches in Moscow and other Russian cities.

Sunday, Nov. 5:

Baghdad – Latest target date for judges in Saddam Hussein's first trial to deliver verdict.

Managua, Nicaragua – Presidential election.

SOURCES: AP, Reuters


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