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Macedonians pro-Western candidate wins first round of presidential vote

Macedonia's pro-Western candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, narrowly won first round of presidential vote dominated by deep divisions over a change of the country's name to North Macedonia under a deal with Greece.

Malian army camp reported attacked near Mauritania border

Armed men on motorcycles have attacked a Malian army camp and killed an unknown number of people near Mali's border with Mauritania.

Northern Ireland police release teenagers arrested after journalist killing

Police in Northern Ireland on Sunday released without charge two teenagers arrested in relation to the killing of a journalist during a riot in Londonderry.

Attack on Mali army base kills 11 soldiers

Gunmen attacked a Malian army base in a dawn raid on Sunday, killing 11 soldiers and burning the camp in west-central Mali, the army and a local lawmaker said.

Macedonia's pro-Western candidate wins first round of presidential vote

Early results of a presidential election in North Macedonia showed pro-Western candidate Stevo Pendarovski in first place, with 45 percent of the vote, the Central Election Commission website showed on Sunday.

Swedish teen climate activist joins London protest as arrests top 830

Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Sunday urged hundreds of climate-change protesters in London to never give up their campaign to save the planet as police arrests over disruptions to the city's landmarks rose above 830.

Egyptians vote for second day in referendum on keeping Sisi in power

Egyptians voted on Sunday for a second day on whether to back constitutional amendments that could see President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stay in power until 2030.

Sudanese protesters to escalate rallies, no longer recognize military council

Sudanese protest leaders on Sunday vowed to escalate demonstrations to confront the country's military rulers, as part of a widening campaign to push for the transfer of power to civilians.

Comedian wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: final exit poll

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won the second round of a presidential election against incumbent Petro Poroshenko by a landslide, a final national exit poll showed on Sunday.

Timeline: Sri Lankan bomb attacks on hotels, churches - 20 minutes of carnage

Bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 207 and injuring 450 people, in the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.

Tripoli forces push opponents back slightly south of Libyan capital-witnesses

Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognized government have pushed their eastern opponents back on parts of the frontline south of Tripoli, despite the attackers flying overnight air strikes on the capital, witnesses said on Sunday.

Narrow PSV win gives Ajax the edge as Eredivisie race goes to the wire

By Gordon Darroch

PSV kept their hopes of retaining their Eredivisie title alive with a nervy win over ADO Den Haag to draw...

British woman killed, three other people kidnapped in northern Nigeria

Kidnappers in Nigeria killed a British woman and a Nigerian man, and abducted three others in the northern city of Kaduna, local police and the British High Commission said on Sunday.

Islamic State claims attack on Saudi state security building

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a Saudi state security building northwest of Riyadh, the group's Amaq news agency reported on Sunday.

Arab League pledges $100M per month to Palestinian Authority

The Arab League has pledged $100 million per month to the Palestinian Authority to make up for funds withheld by Israel because of payments made to the families of Palestinian attackers and prisoners.

Exclusive: U.S. carves out exceptions for foreigners dealing with IRGC

By Lesley Wroughton, Arshad Mohammed, Jonathan Landay and Phil Stewart

Comedian and actor elected as new president of Ukraine, polls show

Ukrainians cast ballots Sunday in a presidential runoff which had the incumbent struggling to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom.

Khamenei names new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the head of the influential Revolutionary Guards Corps, state TV reported on Sunday, days after the United States designated the elite group a foreign terrorist organization.

Sudanese protesters to suspend contacts with military rulers: protest leader

Representatives of Sudan's protesters and main opposition groups said on Sunday they were suspending contacts with the political committee of the ruling military council, accusing it of being composed of "remnants" of the ousted regime.

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