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  1. Nigeria in tense vote count after second day of polling

    Nigeria in tense vote count after second day of polling

    Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria counted ballots in its closely fought general election on Sunday after failures in controversial new technology pushed voting into a second day, with officials calling for calm in the tense wait for a winner.

  2. French right deals major blow to ruling Socialists in local elections

    French right deals major blow to ruling Socialists in local elections

    Paris (AFP) - France's ruling Socialists took a drubbing in run-off local polls on Sunday that saw major gains for former president Nicolas Sarkozy and the far-right ahead of 2017 presidential elections.

  3. Finance News Update, what you need to know

    Finance News Update, what you need to know

  4. Afghan MP survives suicide attack, three dead: officials

    Afghan MP survives suicide attack, three dead: officials

    Kabul (AFP) - A prominent Afghan MP escaped a suicide attack Sunday that killed three people including a child and left seven others wounded, officials said, just days after Washington announced it would slow the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

  5. Aussie relatives ready to visit crash site

    The relatives of the Australian victims of the Germanwings disaster are in Europe and preparing to travel to the crash site on Monday.

  6. Uzbekistan president set for win in predictable poll

    Uzbekistan president set for win in predictable poll

    Tashkent (AFP) - Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov looked certain to claim victory in presidential polls Sunday after all three of the 77-year-old's challengers endorsed his bid to extend his 25-year-rule.

  7. Greece seeks 'happy ending' as creditors mull loan deal

    Greece seeks 'happy ending' as creditors mull loan deal

    Athens (AFP) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in remarks published Sunday he hoped key talks with international creditors would yield a "happy ending" in the standoff over the country's crippling debt crisis.

  8. Last minutes of ill-fated Germanwings flight

    Last minutes of ill-fated Germanwings flight

    Berlin (AFP) - The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict.

  9. Islamic State group beheads 8 Shi'ites

    Islamic State group beheads 8 Shi'ites

    Eight men, said to be Shi'ite Muslims, have been beheaded in a video released by the Islamic State group.

  10. Alps crash captain shouted 'open the damn door'

    Alps crash captain shouted 'open the damn door'

    The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as he desperately tried to get back into the locked cockpit, a German newspaper reported Sunday.

  11. Theories behind riddle of Alps crash co-pilot's actions

    Theories behind riddle of Alps crash co-pilot's actions

    Berlin (AFP) - The crash of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 Tuesday has sparked a range of possible theories to explain the actions of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who investigators believe deliberately flew the plane into a mountainside.

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