World News Briefs -- March 25, 2019

ABC News Online: Thailand election results delayed as allegations of cheating grow

Thailand's highly anticipated election results have been delayed as competing parties claim victory and concerns of irregularities and allegations of cheating grow.

The unofficial results from this national election — the first democratic exercise since the 2014 military coup — were originally expected last night, hours after polls closed.

While the Election Commission said some results would be ready in the coming hours, exact tallies were not due to be finalised until Friday. Even then, the party preferences would not have been calculated.

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Trump hails fall of Islamic State 'caliphate' in Syria.

Millions displaced by four years of conflict in Yemen.

Israel mobilizes after Gaza rocket attack, escalation looms.

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Israeli envoy: Trump will formally recognize Israel's control of Golan Heights on Monday.

Turkish currency rebounds after worst drop since 2018 crash.


Afghanistan: US air strike kills civilians in Kunduz.

U.S. exchanges views on Afghanistan with Russia, China, EU.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets French President Emmanuel Macron after a stop in Monaco.

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces royal commission into Christchurch shootings.


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Cyclone Idai death toll passes 750 with more than 110,000 now in camps.

Comoros election: Opposition members say polls unfair and rigged.

Algeria ruling party official says country needs a new president.

Ethiopia in talks with China to ease ‘serious debt pressure’ tied to New Silk Road rail link, envoy says.

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Calls for May to resign heighten as possible 'no deal' Brexit draws near.

EU completes no-deal Brexit preparations.

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Prince Charles lands in Cuba for historic visit.

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The fall of the caliphate.

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