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AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian air strikes forced Islamic State fighters to retreat to the outskirts of Palmyra on Sunday, a day after they had stormed the ancient city in eastern Syria, a war monitor said. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militants were now fighting in orchards on the fringe of the city they captured on Saturday. (Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
By Edward McAllister BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow said on Saturday that outgoing leader Yahya Jammeh had no authority to reject the results of the Dec. 1 election, while the United Nations and African Union piled pressure on Jammeh to step aside. Long-ruling Jammeh had conceded defeat publicly last week after his narrow loss to opposition leader Barrow. The surprise election result that ended Jammeh's authoritarian 22-year rule had been widely seen as a moment of democratic hope and a chance to end repression in a country known as a police state.
Turkey has declared a national day of mourning after twin blasts in Istanbul killed 29 people and wounded 166 others near a soccer stadium. The Sunday statement from Prime Minister Binali Yildirim's office ...