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Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote
PARIS (AP) -- Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection....

Social media timeout as French election reaches final stage
PARIS (AP) -- The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout....

Afghan officials: 100 casualties in Afghanistan attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms....

The Latest: Thousands join global rallies for science
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the March for Science, with events around the world intended to promote the understanding of science and defend science from attacks such as proposed U.S. government budget cuts (all times EDT):...

Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrest
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Thousands of Venezuelans dressed in white marched in the capital Saturday to pay homage to the at least 20 people killed in anti-government unrest in recent weeks....

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday....

After Ebola, Liberians slowly embrace mental health care
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Drawn-out deaths. Communities torn apart. Survivor's guilt. Patrick Fallah says his memories of the days when the Ebola virus swept through Liberia are so awful that he sometimes has trouble focusing on the present....

Pope comforts sister of French priest slain by extremists
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis on Saturday comforted the sister of an elderly French priest who was slain by Islamic militants in a church in Normandy as the pontiff paid tribute with a special prayer service to the courage of 20th- and 21st- century Christian martyrs....

Opposition: Missiles knock out hospital in Syria's north
BEIRUT (AP) -- Missiles struck a medical center in Syria's northern rebel-held province, putting the facility built underground for protection out of service and killing a number of its staff, opposition activists said Saturday....

Chinese jihadis' rise in Syria raises concerns at home
BEIRUT (AP) -- Many don't speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have been instrumental in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad's forces in the country's northern regions....

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