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  • Russia: Blow to Putin as Foes Win in Yaroslavl
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    Mayoral candidate, Yevgeny Urlashov speaks to the media during voting in a mayoral election in the city of Yaroslavl 
    A defector from Vladimir Putin's United Russia has been elected mayor of the city of Yaroslavl in a setback for the governing party and a triumph for the opposition's new strategy of chipping away at his rule in local elections. Read more...

 

  • Burma Poll: Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD Sweeps By elections
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    Pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi
    Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party has won a landslide victory in by-elections, local election officials have confirmed, reports the BBC. Read more...
     
  • Bin Laden’s widows, daughters sentenced for illegal stay in Pakistan

    THREE widows and two eldest daughters of the late ...Read more...
     
  • Rwanda’s Prison System Innovates Energy From Human Waste
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    A prison cell
    Rwanda’s prisons use human waste to power their kitchens – saving money and the environment Read more...
     
  • ECOWAS Leaders Will Resolve Mali Crisis, Says Obasanjo
    Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, delivering his keynote address at the 2012 Kellogg Africa Business Conference at Northwestern University.
    Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, delivering his keynote address at the 2012 Kellogg Africa Business Conference at Northwestern University.
    Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed confidence that heads of state and government within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are capable of resolving Mali’s crisis. Read more...
     
  • Sall Sworn in as Senegal President
    Senegal's newly inaugurated President Macky Sall (R) is surrounded by security as he leaves his swearing-in ceremony at a hotel in Dakar, April 2, 2012
    Senegal's newly inaugurated President Macky Sall (R) is surrounded by security as he leaves his swearing-in ceremony at a hotel in Dakar, April 2, 2012
    Following his second-round victory over incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, Macky Sall was sworn in as president of Senegal Monday. Regional heads of state came to Dakar to congratulate Africa's newest president. Read more...
     
  • Sudan/South Sudan Trade Barbs as Tense Security Talks Open
    Sudan’s Minister of Defence, Abdel -Rahim Mohamed Hussein (L), greets Pagan Amum, chief negotiator for South Sudan ahead of security (R) talks in Addis Ababa, April 2, 2012.
    Sudan’s Minister of Defense, Abdel -Rahim Mohamed Hussein (L), greets Pagan Amum, chief negotiator for South Sudan ahead of security (R) talks in Addis Ababa, April 2, 2012.
    Sudan and South Sudan are trading harsh words as their defense ministers meet with African Union mediators for talks on improving security along their tense border. Read more...
     
  • US Wants Sudan to Open Humanitarian Access to Area
    Displaced women gather to collect water from a water hole near Jamam refugee camp in South Sudan's Upper Nile State, March 10, 2012.
    Displaced women gather to collect water from a water hole near Jamam refugee camp in South Sudan's Upper Nile State, March 10, 2012.
    Civilians in Sudan's Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states are in need of food aid and are fleeing fighting between local militia and government troops. U.S. officials are working with Sudan's government to open humanitarian access to the region. Read more...
     
  • CNN exclusive: Escape from Homs
    CNN exclusive: Escape from Homs
    Footage exclusive to CNN documents British photographer Paul Conroy's dramatic escape weeks ago from Homs, Syria. Read more... | AL-ASSAD'S CIRCLE HOLDING? | ACTIVISTS: JOURNALIST CRACKDOWN | REBELS MAY GET PAID
     
  • Suu Kyi victory could bring Myanmar in from cold

    Landmark victory for Aung San Suu Kyi
    Yangon, Myanmar (CNN) -- Long-imprisoned Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's political party claimed victory Monday in parliamentary elections in Myanmar, a dramatic development in the southeast Asian country's efforts to end its international isolation. Read more...
     
  • Bin Laden relatives jailed in Pakistan

    Bin Laden fathered children on the run
    Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Osama bin Laden spent years on the run in Pakistan after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, moving from one safe house to another and fathering four children, at least one of whom was born in a government hospital, his youngest widow has told Pakistani investigators. Read more... | Bin Laden wife: Life on the run  
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