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Gambian presidential runner-up calls for calm

The runner-up in The Gambia's weekend presidential election said on Monday he would challenge the results in court if necessary, while calling on his supporters to remain calm and reject violence. Darboe addressed dozens of his supporters gathered outside his home in the capital Banjul on Monday.

Norway urges World Bank's Afghanistan donors to channel funds to U.N.

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Norway is encouraging donors to a World Bank-administered fund for Afghanistan to agree to transfer $280 million to the World Food Programme and UNICEF, Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt said on Monday. The World Bank's board backed transferring $280 million to the U.N. agencies from the $1.5 billio...