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Ex-soccer star Weah headed for presidential run-off in Liberia

George Weah, former soccer player and presidential candidate of Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), votes at a polling station in Monrovia, Liberia,...

Austria's Kurz: world's youngest leader in waiting

VIENNA"Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti", "Messiah" are just some of the monikers given to Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz, the world's youngest leader in waiting.His People's...

Puigdemont halts independence declaration, calls for urgent talks with Madrid

BARCELONACatalonia's separatist leader on Monday refused to say whether he had declared independence from Spain, calling for an urgent meeting with Prime...

Somalia's 'deadliest attack ever' kills 276, injures 300

MOGADISHU, At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping...

California fire death toll rises to 40  

SANTA ROSAThe death toll from California's wildfires rose to 40 on Sunday but firefighters reported progress in battling the flames. Thousands of...

Weah and Boakai to face off in Liberia presidential runoff

MONROVIAFormer international footballer George Weah and Liberia's Vice President Joseph Boakai will face a runoff for the presidency on November 7, the...

Conservative Kurz, 31, set to win Austria elections

VIENNA Austria's political "whizz-kid" Sebastian Kurz, 31, looked on course Sunday to become Europe's youngest leader, likely in coalition with the far-right,...

'Hell on Earth': California fire toll rises to 38

LOS ANGELESThe death toll from California's raging wildfires rose to 38 on Saturday, with more than 10,000 firefighters battling 16 large blazes...

Trump puts America first, but more and more alone

WASHINGTONDonald Trump has gambled with US diplomatic credibility by attacking an Iran nuclear deal that his European allies cherish as a benchmark...

At least four dead in plane crash off I. Coast

ABIDJANAt least four people were killed in a plane crash off Ivory Coast near Abidjan on Saturday, security sources said.Six others were...

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

MOZOGO,Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria...

Ex-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus quizzed in Russia probe

WASHINGTON,Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus submitted to questioning Friday by investigators looking into Russian meddling in the US presidential...

Unesco, the controversial custodian of culture

PARISUnesco on Friday was to pick its new head after a cliffhanger election that came as the US and Israel announced plans...

China museum removes photos comparing Africans to animals in racism row

BEIJINGA Chinese museum has removed photographs which compare African people to animals from a controversial exhibition after being accused of racism, the...

Nigeria parliament backs probe into president's clinic

ABUJANigerian lawmakers are to look into the financing of the country's presidential health facility, after criticism it lacks drugs and equipment despite...

South Korean court extends detention of ousted former president

SEOULOusted South Korean president Park Geun-Hye will be kept in detention for a further six months, a Seoul court ruled Friday, as...

S.Africa court clears way for Jacob Zuma graft prosecution

JOHANNESBURGSouth Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma can face prosecution over almost 800 charges of corruption...

George Weah, Joseph Boakai ahead in Liberia election

MONROVIALiberian presidential candidates George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai dominated partial tallies released by the country's electoral commission on Thursday, but the...

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