Supporters of Buhari celebrate in Kano. (AP)

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    Thai junta leader seeks to replace martial law with sweeping new powers

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    US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs

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    U.S., Britain fear possible ‘political interference’ in Nigerian election

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    Dozens killed in airstrike at refu­gee camp in Yemen

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