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Buhari: Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday it was time "to heal wounds," a day after Nigeria's president conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election....
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Nigeria new leader Muhammadu Buhari has strict reputation
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's next president, the first opposition candidate to unseat a democratically elected president in the country's history, also knows how to take power through other means....
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A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Iran nuclear negotiators resumed talks here Wednesday, just hours after abandoning a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on. However, as the discussions dragged on, three of the six foreign ministers involved left the talks, and prospects for agreement remained uncertain....
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American farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia
MOSCOW (AP) -- Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia - one year after the U.S. and European Union began imposing sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine....
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Lufthansa executives visit Alpine crash site where 150 died
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- The heads of Lufthansa and its low-cost airline Germanwings are visiting the site of the crash that killed 150 people amid mounting questions about the co-pilot and how much his employers knew about his mental health....
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Iraqi minister says Tikrit to be recaptured within 'hours'
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's interior minister says security forces are battling the last remaining pockets of Islamic State militants in Tikrit and that he expects them to gain full control of the city "within the coming hours."...
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International court welcomes Palestinians as 123rd member
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Palestinian Authority became a member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, with a low-key ceremony at the court's headquarters marking the high-stakes move....
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UN rights chief: Boko Haram fighters murdered captive women
BERLIN (AP) -- The U.N.'s human rights chief said Wednesday his office has received reports that Boko Haram fighters retreating from advancing military forces in Nigeria murdered women and girls they had taken as "wives," along with other captives....
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Palestinians want leverage on Israel in international court
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinians formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pressure on Israel and exact a higher price for its occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state....
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Yemen civilians shudder, bristle under bombing campaign
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni civilians shuddered in fear and bristled with anger under an intense Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels on Tuesday, day six of fighting that prompted international aid organizations to express alarm over high civilian casualties from the strikes and violence roiling the country....
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