May 6th, 2010
07:36 AM ET

New president sworn in as Nigeria mourns

Nigeria's acting president, Goodluck Jonathan, took the oath of office Thursday morning, hours after Africa's most populous nation woke up to news its elected leader had died.

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May 6th, 2010
07:10 AM ET

World update: Mumbai gunman sentenced to death

Mumbai sentencing - The only surviving gunman in the 2008 Mumbai attacks has been sentenced to death. A judge ruled Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, a Pakistani, will be hanged. Kasab was convicted on Monday of murder, conspiracy, and waging war on India. He was sentenced to death on five separate counts, and life imprisonment. Read the full story

Greek cuts - The Greek parliament is expected to vote on a package of austerity measures that include wage freezes and higher taxes. The measures are highly unpopular in Greece and have led to street protests that have turned to violent clashes with police. Read the full story

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