• Reuters

    UPDATE 1-Pro-Putin party heads for Russian election win after Navalny clampdown

    Russians vote on Sunday in the final stretch of a three-day parliamentary election that the ruling party is expected to win after a sweeping crackdown that crushed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's movement and barred opponents from the ballot. The expected win by the ruling United Russia party will be used by the Kremlin as proof of support for President Vladimir Putin despite malaise over years of faltering living standards.

  • Associated Press

    Gunmen release 10 Nigerian students after collecting ransom

    Gunmen in northern Nigeria have released 10 more students after a ransom was paid, but 21 others remain in captivity despite a pledge to release them all, officials said Sunday. The Rev. John Hayab, the chairman of the local Christian association, said the kidnappers had collected money three days ago. The 10 freed students were returned to their parents Saturday night, he said.

  • BBC

    Johannesburg mayor Jolidee Matongo killed in car crash

    South Africa's President Ramaphosa pays tribute to Jolidee Matongo, who died at the age of 46.