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Buhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Amid anger over an Islamic insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians threw out the incumbent and elected a 72-year-old former military dictator in a historic transfer of power officially announced early Wednesday following the nation's most hotly contested election ever....
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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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No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement....
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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 U.S. and European Union sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine....
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Lufthansa: Co-pilot disclosed earlier "severe depression"
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Lufthansa knew that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from an episode of "severe depression" before he finished his flight training with the German airline....
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Palestinians want leverage on Israel in international court
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinians formally join 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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Better lives sought for larimar miners in Dominican Republic
BAHORUCO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The men in ragged clothes, many barefoot and covered in grime, scramble deep into the earth, searching for veins of a blue-green stone believed to exist only in the southwestern mountains of the Dominican Republic....
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The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117
TOKYO (AP) -- The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday....
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Iraq premier: Troops in center of Islamic State-held Tikrit
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister said security forces had reached the heart of the city....
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