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Nigerians continue voting after violence, technical hitches
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Voting in Nigeria's elections continued in certain areas on Sunday after technical problems prevented some people from casting their ballots on Saturday....

Arab summit: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there "withdraw and surrender their weapons," a summit of Arab leaders decided Sunday, as they also agreed in principle to forming a joint military force....

Waving fronds around the world, Christians mark Palm Sunday
Christians around the world are marking Palm Sunday by waving fronds, attending church services and visiting sites in the Holy Land at the start of the Holy Week that ends with Easter....

Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument....

Scenes of emotion as Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singaporeans turned out in the tens of thousands Sunday to pay final respects to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore's prime minister for more than three decades until 1990, Lee died last Monday at age 91. His cortege took a 15-kilometer (9-mile) route through the city-state before a three-hour state funeral. Singaporeans credit Lee's leadership with laying the foundation of the Southeast Asian country's current prosperity, and his death triggered a wave of emotion rarely seen in Singapore....

Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Iran may accept new constraints to its uranium enrichment program at nuclear talks but is pushing back on how long it must accept limits on technology it could use to make nuclear arms, Western officials told The Associated Press on Sunday....

Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 24, including six attackers....

Crash victim's father calls for more focus on pilot welfare
SISTERON, France (AP) -- The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare....

High turnout as Uzbekistan votes for president
MOSCOW (AP) -- Uzbekistan's election commission said more than 70 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballots by midway through Sunday's presidential election, where victory by longtime leader Islam Karimov is a foregone conclusion....

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said early Sunday that 25 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries....

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Africa
Nigerians continue voting after violence, technical hitches

Asia
High turnout as Uzbekistan votes for president

Europe
Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others

Latin America/Caribbean
4 killed while trying to recover gasoline after Mexico crash

Middle East
Arab summit: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw