India's ruling party likely to win key state election

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to maintain its hold on the western state of Gujarat despite predictions by many analysts of a close fight.

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South Africa's ruling party continues voting for new leader

Voting for the next president of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party continued through the night and was wrapping up Monday morning, with the new leader of Nelson Mandela's storied liberation movement expected to be announced later in the day.

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Iran seeks to examine missile parts displayed by US diplomat

Iran wants to examine missile parts the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations displayed last week as "undeniable" evidence that Tehran has been arming Yemen's Shiite rebels.

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French group Thales seals $5.6B deal in Gemalto takeover

French aerospace and defense group Thales has reached an agreement to buy Dutch digital company Gemalto in a deal worth 4.8 billion euros ($5.6 billion).

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McCain goes to Arizona for Christmas, will miss tax vote

Republican Sen. John McCain has returned to Arizona to celebrate Christmas with his family and will miss the vote on the GOP tax bill.

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