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Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) â€” Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.
Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on next step
HONG KONG (AP) â€” Organizers of Hong Kong's democracy protests say they're canceling a Sunday vote on the next step in their monthlong street occupation.
Major party supports move to extend Burkina Faso leader's rule
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - A major political party in Burkina Faso on Saturday pledged to support a plan to change the constitution to allow President Blaise Compaore to stand for re-election next year, when he was due to stand down. The statement of support from the ADF-RDA party means that the president's camp could even secure the changes it seeks by winning 75 percent of the votes in parliament next week, by-passing the need to hold a countrywide referendum. Compaore has positioned himself as a regional statesman in West Africa having been in power for 27 years. ...