A look at Nigeria's top 2 presidential contenders

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term. While more than 70 people are running to lead Nig...

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South Africa leads by 78 after Sri Lanka out for 154

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada led South Africa's recovery with 4-38 as Sri Lanka was bowled out for 154 early on the second day of the second test on Friday. ...

In Nigeria, Boko Haram violence disenfranchises many voters

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Mariam Musa gestured with her hand toward her mouth, twisting her face as she told of her main problem: not enough to eat or drink. In the makeshift camp Nigeria...

As China's appetite grows, Brazil worries over future of donkey population

TAPEI (Taiwan News) – There are fears that the rampant demand for a particular traditional Chinese medicine made from donkey hide could threaten to drive some species, like those in Brazil to ne...

Africa's largest democracy finally goes to vote, a week late

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A voting card and a metal rod for self-defense are both close at hand in Christopher Obiorah's tiny bookshop but he hopes to use just one of them when Africa's largest democracy g...

Withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun. The military official in Buru...

The Latest: Over 100 migrants rescued at sea, sent to Libya

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Doctors Without Borders says 116 migrants have been "fo...

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORIES: SOC--ENGLAND SPOTLIGHT-HERRERA Ander Herrera doesn't wear the armband for Manchester United but he is its captain in every other way. And if Ole Gunnar...

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Indigo, ash and time mark Nigeria's centuries-old dye pits

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A little indigo, a handful of ash and time. The dye pits in Nigeria's ancient northern city of Kano are said to be the last ones of their kind after five centuries of existence. ...

Large number of overseas fans expected at Rugby World Cup

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the Rugby World Cup in Japan say the number of foreign visitors expected at this year's tournament has far exceeded expectations. Speaking at the Foreign P...