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Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just days before he was due to step down, with British and Dutch travel agencies scrambling to evacuate thousands of tourists Wednesday. Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia with an iron fist for 22 years, initially acknowledged opponent Adama Barrow as the victor in December elections, but later rejected the ballot count as flawed and lodged a complaint with the country's Supreme Court.
Mexico's Mayan Riviera was rocked by another shootout as gunmen attacked the prosecutor's office, leaving four people dead, a day after five died in a nightclub shooting. Three gunmen and a police officer died as the Quintana Roo state prosecutor's office in Cancun came under fire in broad daylight and police shot back, Governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez said. Five other assailants were detained, Gonzalez said, urging the federal government to send reinforcements.