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Muhammadu Buhari takes over Nigeria in crisis

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing, singing praises and releasing white doves as Muhammadu Buhari, the first candidate to beat a sitting president at the polls, became their president.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, accompanied by the commander of U.S. Africa Command, Gen. David M. Rodriguez, was the first foreign official to meet with Nigeria's new leader after the inauguration. A senior State Department official said Washington is ready to increase military aid and could quickly send more advisers.

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Blatter says vote for Russia, Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

ZURICH (AP) - The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday.
Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the presidential election in which he is a seeking a fifth term. He has refused calls to resign after FIFA was targeted by U.S. and Swiss authorities in separate corruption investigations.
In 2010, Russia was chosen to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar was awarded the 2022 tournament amid widespread allegations of wrongdoing.

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Suicide bomber strikes Shiite mosque in Saudi, killing 4

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - A suicide bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group.
The attack, which set vehicles alight and sent a cloud of black smoke into the air, came after a suicide bombing a week ago at another Shiite mosque killed 21 people, heightening sectarian tensions in the Sunni-majority kingdom.
Both attacks took place in the oil-rich east, which has a sizable Shiite majority that

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UN nuke agency report shows Iran probe essentially stalled

VIENNA (AP) - Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.N. atomic agency on Friday reported that work on a key element - an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms - remains essentially stalled.
The report from the International Atomic Energy Agency also reiterated that more cooperation is needed by Iran for full clarity on its present activities. Without it, the IAEA said it cannot "conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities."
After years of deadlock, Iran and the IAEA agreed in November 2013 on a new attempt to probe the accusations. The U.S. and


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Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final close.
The scene oozes with over-the-top drama that makes Brazil's prime-time soap operas as much of a national institution as soccer or Carnival. However, in this case, the actors aren't playing wealthy sophisticates with complicated sex lives, but rather characters out of the Old Testament.
Set in ancient Egypt and loosely based on the story of Moses, "The Ten

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