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Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari is on the verge of a historic victory over Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, with most votes counted.
Armed group demands arrest of police officer who allegedly killed minor during 2013 anti-government protests.
BAGHDAD ? Iraqi forces made advances in Tikrit on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said, driving out Islamic State militants from government buildings and closing in on the city?s former presidential palaces after airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition.Read full article >>
ABUJA (Reuters) - The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared victory for its candidate, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, in Nigeria's presidential election on Tuesday and said the country was "witnessing history".

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BBC
Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari is on the verge of a historic victory over Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, with most votes counted.
BBC
Russia's foreign minister says prospects of a preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear programme are "very good" on the final day of intense talks.
Reuters
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A far-left Turkish group took an Istanbul prosecutor hostage on Tuesday and threatened to kill him, prompting special forces to enter the courthouse and police to evacuate the building.
Reuters
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - With a deadline hours away, Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace on Tuesday in negotiations over a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear program, while officials cautioned that any agreement would likely be fragile and incomplete.
Associated Press
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue talks in a new phase aimed at reaching a final agreement to control Iran's nuclear ambitions by the end of June, officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday....
Associated Press
PARIS (AP) -- French aviation investigators said Tuesday they will examine "systemic weaknesses" like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings plane crash - issues that could affect the worldwide aviation industry....
New York Times
Any accord that is reached to limit Iran?s nuclear program will be, by design, an interim instrument, more an outline than a final agreement.
New York Times
A supporter of Iran?s Islamic Revolution, Najiyeh Allahdad, sees it as her duty to speak out when the government fails to live up to the ideals for which her father fought and died.

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Science Daily
As the five-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig approaches, a new report looks at how twenty species of wildlife are faring in the aftermath of the disaster.
Science Daily
Scientists have uncovered the earliest fossilized evidence of an insect caring for its young. The findings push back the earliest direct evidence of insect brood care by more than 50 million years, to at least 100 million years ago when dinosaurs dominated the earth.
Science Daily
Children who get a taste of their parents' wine now and then may be more likely than their peers to start drinking by high school, according to a new report. The findings are based on 561 Rhode Island middle school students who were surveyed periodically over three years. At the beginning of sixth grade (around age 11), almost 30 percent of students said they'd ever sipped alcohol. In most cases, their parents provided it--often at a party or other special occasion.
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