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Cannes (France) (AFP) - After nearly two weeks of stirring, sleek and thought-provoking movies -- and a couple of duds -- the Cannes Film Festival ends Sunday with an awards night to declare the winner of its coveted Palme d'Or.

Addis Ababa (AFP) - Ethiopia was Sunday holding its first general elections since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi in 2012, with his successor Hailemariam Desalegn all but certain to stay in power.

Madrid (AFP) - Spaniards started voting Sunday for mayors and regional leaders in a key test for new protest parties that could herald a historic change in Spain's political landscape ahead of a general election.

Warsaw (AFP) - Poles began voting Sunday in the second round of a too-close-to-call presidential election with incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski trying to fend off the populist challenge of conservative newcomer Andrzej Duda.

The Gerontology Research Group says an American woman who has turned 116 is the oldest person in the world.

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