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India's marathon national election reaches the finish line

India's marathon national election reaches the finish line

KOLKATA, India — Voting in India's mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party seeks to govern for another five
Saudis say they don't want war, but will defend themselves

Saudis say they don't want war, but will defend themselves

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf after attacks on the kingdom's energy sector.
AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran

AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran

WASHINGTON — House Democrats will hear from former CIA Director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, inviting him to speak next week amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration's sudden moves in the region.
On two wheels, 'The Climb' rides through Cannes as a hit

On two wheels, 'The Climb' rides through Cannes as a hit

CANNES, France — One of the breakouts at the Cannes Film Festival is a comedy about a male friendship that developed over many years and hundreds of miles on their bikes.
Australia's leader vows to get back to work after shock win

Australia's leader vows to get back to work after shock win

SYDNEY, Australia — A jubilant Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed Sunday to get straight back to work afterashock election victory by his conservative government that has left bewildered voters wondering how they were taken by surprise.
Defunct steelmaker's 21-story headquarters imploded

Defunct steelmaker's 21-story headquarters imploded

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds Sunday as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters.
Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina's legislature.
Biden rejects Democrats' anger in call for national unity

Biden rejects Democrats' anger in call for national unity

PHILADELPHIA — His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee.
War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse

War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse

BALTIMORE — Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. And he did so in a race featuring a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running.
The Netherlands wins Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv

The Netherlands wins Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel — The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv Saturday, with Duncan Laurence's doleful piano ballad "Arcade" crowned champion of Europe's annual music extravaganza.