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22 min ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Algeria's ailing president votes from wheelchair

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6 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Anti-vote youths, police clash in Algeria's Kabylie

ALGIERS: Clashes erupted in Algeria's restive Kabylie region between security forces and youths opposed to Thursday's presidential election, leaving around 40 people wounded, local sources said.

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9 hrs ago | News Times

Algerians trickle to polls in presidential vote

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika arrives on a wheelchair to vote in the presidential elections in Algiers, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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11 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Ailing Bouteflika eyes 4th term as Algeria votes

Algerians were voting in presidential elections on Thursday, with incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika widely expected to win a fourth term despite chronic health problems, fraud warnings and opposition calls for a boycott.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

ABC News

Algerian Election Faces Disaffected Populace

The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.

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Suria

Algeria aims to stem youth brain drain...

They fled Algeria to escape the violence ravaging the country in the 1990s, but now more and more young exiled Algerians are returning, lured by better economic prospects linked to government financial enticements.

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The Baltimore Sun

Algeria's bloody past, energy wealth keep status quo for now

Cramped with his young wife and three infants in a shack in Algiers' Citi Hofra slum, Amin Kerchach could be forgiven for being angry at missing out on Algeria's gas wealth.

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The Economist

Arab democracy: The lesson of Algeria

MANY people argue that it would have been better if the Arab spring had never happened.

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Malaysian National News Agency

23 Million Algerians Go To The Polls Thursday To Pick President

Nearly 23 million Algerian voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose among the six candidates for their President for the next five years.

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AlertNet

Algeria - Authorities urged to allow reporters to cover election freely

Reporters Without Borders urges the Algerian authorities to allow both Algerian and foreign journalists to freely cover tomorrow's presidential election.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Switched

Yes, White American 'Girls Next Door' Can Be Sold Into Sex Trafficking, Too

Jasmine Marino-Fiandaca, a self-described "girl next door," is challenging stereotypes regarding sex slavery victims in hopes of raising awareness about the dehumanizing industry that changed the trajectory of her life when she was just 19 years old.

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News24

Benflis vows to monitor Algeria vote

Botswana President Ian Khama has re-affirmed his decision to not send his country's officials to participate in future SADC election observer missions.

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BBC News

Can Algeria's ailing president win a fourth term?

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has hardly been seen in public since being treated for a stroke a year ago, is seeking a fourth term in this week's elections.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Russia now spends bigger chunk of GDP on military than US

A Russian armored vehicle is seen in front of a Ukrainian army base at the town of Perevalne, Ukraine, on March 14, 2014.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Tunisia Restores Mark Of Gorgon To Algeria

Algeria's Minister of Culture, Khalida Toumi, and her Tunisian counterpart, Mourad Sakli, have signed the minutes on the restitution to Algeria of the Mask of Gorgon, a rare archaeological piece stolen in eastern Algeria in 1996 and later found in Tunisia.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Peninsula

Algeria presidential campaign ends

ALGIERS: Final campaign rallies were held for Algeria's presidential election yesterday after the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his only real rival Ali Benflis waged a war of words.

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Amnesty International

Algeria: Pre-election clampdown exposes - gaping holes' in human rights record

Freedom of expression, association and assembly under threat with restrictions on protests, private TV station taken off air and NGOs in legal limbo Algerian authorities' strategy has been to nip in the bud any attempt to challenge them or their record.

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Yahoo!

Islamists boycott Algeria vote as North African tide turns

Algeria's Islamists -- once the country's leading political force -- are boycotting this month's presidential election, chastened by recent poor performances at the polls and setbacks for ideological soulmates across North Africa.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Peninsula

Algerians in France rush to vote

Abdelmalek Sellal , campaign director of Algerian president and presidential candidate Abdelaziz Bouteflika, waves during a rally in Annaba, east of Algiers, yesterday.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Boston.com

Can Algeria escape a vicious, violent past?

ALGERIA DID not have a happy childhood. Its North African neighbors, Tunisia and Morocco, got their independence from France comparatively easily in the 1950s.

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