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Congos presidential runner-up asks court to order recount

KINSHASA, Congo Congos presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu has asked the constitutional court to order a recount in the disputed election, declaring on Saturday that you cant manufacture results behind closed doors.

He could be risking more than the courts refusal. Congos electoral commission president Corneille Nangaa has said there are only two options: The official results are accepted or the vote is annulled which would keep President Joseph Kabila in power until another election. The Dec. 30 one came after two years of delays.

They call me the peoples soldier ... and I will not let the people down, Fayulu said.

Evidence from witnesses at polling stations across the country is being submitted to the court, which is full of Kabila appointees.

Syrian army shells areas held by insurgents in northwest

DAMASCUS, Syria Artillery shelling by government forces pounded parts of the northwestern Idlib province on Saturday, thwarting an infiltration attempt by militants as tension rises in the region following victories by al-Qaida-linked militants against Turkey-backed opposition fighters, Syrias state news agency reported.

The violence came as officials in neighboring Turkey said efforts are being exerted to maintain stability in Idlib.

Palestinians mourn woman killed by Israeli fire at protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Hundreds of Palestinians gathered Saturday for the funeral of a woman who was killed by Israeli forces at a prote....

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