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Voters in Burkina Faso began casting ballots Sunday for a new president and parliament, hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west African nation's people ousted a veteran ruler and repelled a military coup. "I quit state affairs in 1997.
Suspected Boko Haram militants detonated two suicide bombs in a village in northern Cameroon on Saturday afternoon, killing at least five people, security sources and an official told Reuters. The attacks in the village of Dabanga are thought to be the latest in a series of cross-border raids into Cameroon's Far North Region by members of the Nigeria-based Islamist militants. "The provisional toll is seven dead, including the two suicide bombers, as well as two soldiers injured," said a senior government source, requesting anonymity.
Australia were edging towards victory thanks to a Shaun Marsh-Adam Voges partnership in the first-ever day-night Test against New Zealand in Adelaide on Sunday. After being set 187 runs to win, the hosts were rocked by the double loss of skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner in the space of seven balls. At the dinner break heading into the crucial final session under lights, Australia were 113 for three and 74 runs from victory with Voges on 27 and Marsh not out 24.