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Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history....

Saudi Arabia says strikes push Yemen rebels out of air bases
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A Saudi-led airstrike campaign targeting Shiite rebels who control much of Yemen has pushed them out of contested air bases and destroyed any jet fighter remaining in the Arab world's poorest country, the kingdom has said....

Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew....

US State Dept: Difficult work remains on Iran nuke talks
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal....

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....

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, but there were no immediate reports of injuries, authorities said early Sunday....

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist group said....

Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour
PARIS (AP) -- The Eiffel Tower went dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change....

Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday....

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Africa
Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

Asia
Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral

Europe
Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

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

Middle East
Saudi Arabia says strikes push Yemen rebels out of air bases