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Counting starts in Nigeria's delayed poll marked by violence

Counting starts in Nigeria's delayed poll marked by violence

DAURA, Nigeria — Nigeria began counting votes in a presidential election on Saturday marked by an extremist attack, late-opening polling stations and a surprise loss for top challenger Atiku Abubakar in his own hometown.
Soldiers unleash tear gas amid tension on Venezuela's border

Soldiers unleash tear gas amid tension on Venezuela's border

CUCUTA, Colombia — Venezuela's National Guard fired tear gas on residents clearing a barricaded border bridge to Colombia on Saturday, as the opposition began making good on its high-risk plan to deliver humanitarian aid to Venezuela despite objectio
India police arrest Kashmir activists amid rising tensions

India police arrest Kashmir activists amid rising tensions

SRINAGAR, India — Police have arrested at least 300 activists seeking the end of Indian rule in disputed Kashmir, officials said Saturday, escalating fears among already wary residents that a sweeping crackdown could touch off renewed anti-India prot
French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

PARIS — Thousands of yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations, trying to re-energize supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement's ranks.
Patriots owner Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute

Patriots owner Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute

JUPITER, Fla. — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping- centre massage parlour in Florida, police said Friday.
Train possibly taking Kim Jong Un to summit enters China

Train possibly taking Kim Jong Un to summit enters China

DANDONG, China — A train similar to one used in the past by Kim Jong Un entered China on Saturday evening, possibly carrying the North Korean leader on a multiday journey to Vietnam's capital for his summit with President Donald Trump.
Actor brothers take centre stage in Serbia's street protests

Actor brothers take centre stage in Serbia's street protests

BELGRADE, Serbia — Taking centre stage in the weekly protests against Serbia's autocratic president was a role that actors Sergej and Branislav Trifunovic felt compelled to play.

Cartoon museum acquires dozens of original Archie comics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The world's largest cartoon museum has announced the acquisition of dozens of complete original Archie Comics stories.
Nun to Vatican abuse summit: "This storm will not pass by"

Nun to Vatican abuse summit: "This storm will not pass by"

VATICAN CITY — A prominent Nigerian nun blasted the culture of silence that has long kept clergy sexual abuse hidden in the Catholic Church, telling a Vatican summit Saturday that transparency and an admission of mistakes were needed to restore trust

At least 93 die from tainted liquor in India's northeast

GAUHATI, India — At least 93 people have died and about 200 people have been hospitalized after drinking tainted liquor in two separate incidents in India's remote northeast, authorities said Saturday.