World Newsbits for September 10, 2013
Moscow, (AFP) — Incumbent Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin won elections in the Russian capital with over 51 percent of the vote, narrowly avoiding the need for a run-off after a strong showing by protest leader Alexei Navalny, an almost complete vote count said Monday. Sobyanin won 51.32 percent of the vote and Navalny 27.27 percent, the Moscow election commission said, in a count based on 99.6 percent of polling stations reporting. Navalny has already expressed doubt over the validity of the results, claiming to have pushed Sobyanin to a second round and warning of street protests.
Buenos Aires, Argentina (AP) — Authorities in Argentina say a 58-year-old man from Uruguay has been rescued in good health after spending four months lost in the Andes. The provincial emergency service says Raul Fernando Gomez was found Sunday. It says he had lost about 45 pounds (20 kilos) and was dehydrated, and is being treated at a hospital. Officials say Gomez had been reported missing in May while trying to bicycle across the Andes between Chile and Argentina. They quote Gomez as saying his bicycle broke down and he tried to finish his trek on food, but became disoriented by two heavy snowfalls.
He told authorities that he lived off sugar and raisins he had with him and food cached in mountain shelters. He also said he ate rats that he trapped.