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How Gambian President congratulated his opponent after he lost the election

How Gambian President congratulated his opponent after he lost the election

A third candidate, Mamma Kande, polled 102,969 votes. The BBC's Umaru Fofana, who spoke to Mr Barrow, said the president-elect seemed bewildered by the result. "It's really unique that someone who has been ruling this country for so long has accepted defeat". Jammeh led a government accused of crushing dissent and torturing opponents.


At least 9 killed in warehouse fire, dozens still missing

At least 9 killed in warehouse fire, dozens still missing

The Raiders have pledged to match up to $30,000 in contributions through a YouCaring.com page set up by the A's. On Saturday afternoon, the painted words "Ghost Ship" stood out in tall pink lettering on the front of the fire-blackened concrete wall along with spray art, including a skull that appeared to scream.



Mamata Banerjee shocks defence minister by reacting on army routine

The governor's statement has come after Mamata Banerjee claimed that the army has deployed soldiers at tolls booths across West Bengal without her government's notice. Speaking to mediapersons, he said a joint inspection was carried out by the Army and the Kolkata Police at the site of toll plaza on November 27.



LA 2024 Committee Releases New $5.3 Billion Budget For Olympic Games

That should make him a natural supporter of the effort to bring the Olympics back to Los Angeles in 2024. Organisers of Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympics on Friday unveiled an updated budget, vowing to deliver the Games within a $5.3 billion price tag.



Army Corps blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline

Sunday morning political talk shows entirely ignored the ongoing demonstration at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, continuing a troubling pattern of scant media attention being paid to the historic protests and the violent crackdown on the movement for environmental, civil, and Native peoples' rights.


Gators to play Iowa in Outback Bowl

Gators to play Iowa in Outback Bowl

Florida is coming off a loss in the SEC Championship to Alabama, a game in which it did not look the slightest bit competitive in the second half. In the 2006 Outback Bowl , Urban Meyer's first bowl game as Florida's head coach, the Gators prevailed, 31-24.