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After years of dominance in Cambodian politics, the party of Prime Minister Hun Sen won a relatively narrow victory in national elections as a resurgent opposition rode a wave of disenchantment with the prime minister’s 28 years in power.Khieu Kanharith, the Cambodian information minister, reported a preliminary vote count: the governing party won 68 seats, or about 55 percent of the National Assembly’s 123 seats. In the assembly being replaced, the governing party controlled 90 seats.

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Tour bus plunges into ravine, killing 36

A tour bus filled with Italian pilgrims plunged off a highway into a ravine in southern Italy and smashed into several cars that had slowed in heavy traffic, killing at least 36 people, said police and rescuers. Flashing signs near Avellino, outside Naples, had warned of slowed traffic along the stretch of the A116 autostrada, a major highway crossing southern Italy.

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