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ROME (AP) — Only a few dozen people were saved Sunday after a fishing boat smuggling hundreds of migrants from Libya to Europe overturned in what could become one of the Mediterranean's deadliest mass drownings.
Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb conceded defeat in Sunday's general election, which saw the opposition Centre Party and its leader Juha Sipila come out on top. Congratulations," Stubb told Finnish public radio and television YLE. Projections by YLE showed the Centre Party winning 46 of 200 seats in parliament, while Stubb's conservative National Coalition Party was seen taking 37 seats, the same number as the Social Democrats. The rightwing eurosceptic Finns Party was seen taking 35 seats.
Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Sabine Lisicki and Andrea Petkovic in the deciding rubber of the Fed Cup World Group semi-final against Germany on Sunday to put Russia into the final. Vesnina and Pavlyuchenkova won 6-2, 6-3 in one hour 24 minutes to earn a pass into the title match against the Czech Republic, who beat France in the other semi-final. "I was a bit nervous at the start but I knew that together with Nastia (Pavlyuchenkova) we're a good team," Vesnina said. The German pair had a chance to change the course of the events as they broke back to level at 3-3 but the Russians moved up a gear to take three consecutive games and the second set sealing their victory with an ace by Pavlyuchenkova.