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Fighting partly destroys Yemeni-Saudi border crossing - witnesses

CAIRO - Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which blew up part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war.

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Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi'ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government's indifference to their safety.

Saudi Arabia 23 May 2015

Nepal landslide blocks river, raises fears of flood reaching India

KATHMANDU - Nepali authorities urged thousands of villagers on Sunday to move to safety after a landslide likely triggered by recent earthquakes blocked a river, raising fears of a devastating flash flood, officials said.

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Ruling party seen winning as Ethiopians vote, opponents complain

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopians voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to hand a landslide win to the ruling party, which boasts about delivering strong economic growth while opponents say it has trampled on political freedoms.

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Northern rebels say captured 19 Mali soldiers

BAMAKO - A Tuareg-dominated rebel coalition said on Saturday it was holding prisoner 19 Malian government soldiers captured in clashes a day earlier, amid growing violence in the north that threatens to derail U.N.-brokered peace efforts.

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Polish presidential race too close to call, spells trouble for ruling party

WARSAW - Poles vote for a president on Sunday in a run-off that is too close to call but already spells trouble for the ruling Civic Platform as it looks to re-election later in the year.

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