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India's opposition claims victory

Narendra Modi, the leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, claimed victory in elections Friday, bringing to power a man whose controversial past at one point led the United States to deny him a visa.

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Explosions reported in Nairobi

Several explosions have been reported at a market in the center of Nairobi, the Kenyan Interior Ministry said Friday.

Clashes reported in Benghazi

Fighting broke out Friday in parts of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, residents there told CNN, as Libyan media reported an apparent military operation targeting militants.

India's ruling party admits defeat

After a decade in power, India's ruling Congress party conceded that it is headed to defeat as vote counting in the world's largest election was underway.

18 still trapped after Turkey mine fire

Three days after an explosion and fire tore through a mine in western Turkey, 18 miners are feared still to be trapped below ground, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said Friday.

Nigerian villagers fight off attacks by Boko Haram

Residents of three villages in northeastern Nigeria took security into their own hands this week, repelling attacks by Boko Haram insurgents and killing more than 200 of them, residents and officials said.

Afghan poll heads to runoff

No candidate won enough votes to secure outright victory in the first round of the Afghan presidential poll, the election commission said Thursday.

Car bomb kills at least 29 in Syria

At least 29 people were killed and dozens were wounded Thursday by a car bomb in Syria near the Turkish border, an opposition group said.