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Technical Problems Mar Nigerian Election; Voting Extended By a Day

ABUJA, NIGERIA— Voting in Nigeria's national elections resumes Sunday for an unplanned second day after officials held up polling in some areas Saturday because of technical glitches and long delays. Polling proceeded smoothly in much of the country Saturday, and vote counting is under way.  But Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission said Sunday's voting will be in areas where the required voter accreditation process was suspended. It was unclear how widespread the problems were,

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Air Canada Plane Goes Off Runway During ‘Hard Landing’ in Halifax

An Air Canada passenger jet skidded off the runway after a "hard landing" at the Halifax airport in Nova Scotia, authorities said, sending 25 people to the hospital.The airline said that Air Canada Flight 624 from Toronto — an Airbus A320 — "exited the runway" upon landing. It said a preliminary count showed 132 passengers and five crew were on board.Halifax Stanfield International Airport said its airfield was closed and 25 people were taken to

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Indiana gov supports effort to ‘clarify’ religious objections law

March 26, 2015: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence holds a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. (AP) Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he would support legislation to “clarify the intent” of the new law that has drawn widespread scrutiny over concerns it could allow discrimination against gay people. Pence told the Indy Star he has been in talks with legislative leaders and expects to introduce a clarification bill to the religious objections law sometime

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Kerry to skip Kennedy bash, suggesting Iran talks are still sticky

Secretary of State John F. Kerry said early Sunday he would be unable to attend the Monday dedication of an institute honoring the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, an acknowledgement that negotiations seeking a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program would not be finished Sunday, as had been hoped.lRelated EuropeTop officials join Iran nuclear talks as deadline nearsSee all related               In a

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Air Canada Plane Runs Off Runway During Landing in Halifax

An Air Canada passenger jet ran off the runway after a "hard landing" at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia late Saturday night, authorities said.Twenty-two people were taken to an area hospital for what were described as minor injuries, Air Canada said."There was bad weather and reduced visibility. They circled for a while and then went in when they saw a break in weather," a passenger on the plane, Treasure Addis-Mills, said. "People with

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Nigeria extends voting as millions choose new president

ABUJA, nigeria — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations, but millions still voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history.All the Boko Haram attacks took place in northeastern Nigeria, where the military Friday announced it had cleared the Islamic extremists from all major centers, including the headquarters of their so-called Islamic caliphate.Nearly 60 million people have cards

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Singapore Turns Out for Lee Kuan Yew’s Funeral

ENLARGE SINGAPORE—Singaporean leaders and dozens of foreign dignitaries gathered Sunday to bid a final farewell to Lee Kuan Yew, the country’s founding prime minister, in a grand funeral ceremony with scale and pageantry unprecedented for this island city-state. Hundreds of thousands stood for hours in queues stretching several kilometers to pay respects last week to Mr. Lee as his remains lay in state at Singapore’s Parliament. Considered this affluent country’s guiding architect and an elder

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Andreas Lubitz: inside the mind of a mass killer

On board for the short-haul flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf were 144 passengers and six crew. Among them were three Britons, including seven-month-old baby Julian Pracz-Bandres, and 16 children and two teachers from the Joseph König Gymnasium in Haltern am See, who were returning to Germany after a week-long foreign exchange in Spain. Haltern am See’s mayor would later describe Tuesday’s events as “the darkest day in the history of our city”. Andreas Lubitz’s remains

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