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The resignation indicates a power struggle within the ruling Saudi family. Talal criticized what he called a monopoly on Saudi power by an unnamed faction within the royal family in remarks published in 2007.

Last month, Crown Prince Sultan died and was replaced by conservative Prince Nayef, who is 78. Nayef would assume the throne upon the death of the 87-year-old king, who is recovering from his third back operation in less than a year.


Eviction notices posted on Occupy London tents

LONDON — London officials attached eviction notices to protest tents outside St. Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday, asking the demonstrators to remove the camp within a day or face legal action.

The notices posted by the City of London Corporation said the encampment was “an unlawful obstruction” of a sidewalk, and asked protesters to take down “all tents and other structures” by 6 p.m. Thursday.

If the tents are not removed, the corporation says it will go to court seeking an eviction notice - a process that could take weeks or months.

From wire dispatches and staff reports