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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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Lufthansa execs visit French Alps crash site where 150 died
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the Alps last week - but refused to say what the airline knew about the mental health of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately destroying the plane....
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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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Iraqi minister says Tikrit to be recaptured within 'hours'
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi security forces battled the last remaining pockets of Islamic State militants in Tikrit early Wednesday and were expected to gain full control of the city "within the coming hours," the country's interior minister said....
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Yemen officials: 23 dead after airstrikes hit factory
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni officials say Saudi-led warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions in a western city, setting off explosions and drawing return fire from anti-aircraft guns. Airstrikes also hit a factory in the city and 23 workers died there....
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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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