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Ghana president, longtime opposition leader face off in vote

ACCRA, Ghana — Voters in Ghana are choosing Wednesday between their incumbent leader and a three-time opposition presidential candidate amid widespread concerns about the...
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CANBERRA, Australia — The seabed search for the missing Malaysian airliner has been left to a single ship, with a Chinese vessel heading home...
Gambia leader’s upset heartens families of the disappeared

KANIFING, Gambia — Fatoumata Sawaneh tried to hold back tears while talking about her father, one of hundreds of people who disappeared during the...
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TUNIS, Tunisia — The prime ministers of Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Tunisia have agreed to cooperate more closely to counter terrorism, violent extremism and...
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JOHANNESBURG — Government agents ordered a journalist working for The Associated Press out of South Sudan on Tuesday, taking him to the airport in...
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CAIRO — An internal investigation committee said on Tuesday that the Saudi-led military coalition accidentally bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Yemen, which...
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UNITED NATIONS — The fight against terrorism has produced results in Libya but those gains are not irreversible, the U.N.'s special envoy to the...
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BANJUL, Gambia — A Gambian court has released on bail 12 people arrested during peaceful protests in May, a day after an appeals court...
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BENGHAZI, Libya — The last buildings occupied by Islamic State militants in Sirte have fallen into hands of Libyan fighters on Tuesday, officials said,...
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CAIRO — Egypt's official anti-corruption body says it has uncovered a network for human organ trafficking, including physicians whom it said exploited the victims'...

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