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63 abductees escape Nigerian extremists

Posted: July 8, 2014 at 3:40 a.m.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted two weeks ago by Islamic extremists have escaped, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls kidnapped in April remain missing.

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Scores of supporters of Afghan presidential candidate and former finance minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai celebrate in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 7, 2014. Afghan officials released preliminary election results Monday showing Ahmadzai well in the lead for the presidency but said no winner can be declared because millions of ballots were being audited for fraud. The announcement came as Ahmadzai is locked in a standoff with his rival Abdullah Abdullah, who has refused to accept any results until all fraudulent ballots are invalidated. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

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