In the New, November 6th

M23 rebels laid down their arms in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Supreme Court deliberated "official" prayer.

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Vatican Officials reported Monday that the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops set for next October, which will use materual gathered from an unprecedented 39-point questionnaire, will be based primarily on church doctrine and not, as some have feared, on popular opinion.

Reports state that a bombing in Damascus has claimed at least seven lives this morning, along with another eight killed in a blast in the City of Suweidah.

William Potts, 56, who hijacked a plane in 1984 with 56 passengers on board and forced the pilot to fly him to Cuba, says that he plans on returning the U.S. after having resided in Cuba for nearly 30 years.

Over 1,500 secret files belonging to Argentina's one-time ruling military junta have been discovered in Buenos Aires.

A series of explosions near a Regional Communist Party’s Office in northern China have killed at least one individual.

Following a series of personal scandals, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is refusing to step down from office.

In a landslide victory, Bill de Blasio has been elected the next Mayor of the City of New York; Governor Chris Christie was reelected into Office in New Jersey, and Terry McAuliffe has been elected the next Governor of Virginia. Here's America's election rundown.

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