AFP World News Agenda

What's happening around the world on Sunday:


+ Sharif declares victory in Pakistan election

+ Turkey reels from twin bombings near Syria border

ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif declares victory for his centre-right party in Pakistan's landmark elections, as unofficial partial results put him on course to win a historic third term as premier (PAKISTAN-UNREST-VOTE)

REYHANLI, Turkey: Rescuers search for survivors of massive twin car bombs that left more than 40 dead and 100 wounded in the town of Reyhanli, on the Turkish-Syrian border. (SYRIA-CONFLICT-TURKEY) Picture. Video

DAMASCUS: Fighting continues across Syria, with bombardments and clashes reported in several regions. Picture. Video. (SYRIA-CONFLICT)


SOFIA: Bulgaria holds snap parliamentary elections, three months after the biggest protests in years in the EU's poorest country forced Boyko Borisov's conservative government to resign. Polls open 0400 GMT, exit polls around 1700 GMT. (BULGARIA-VOTE) Picture. Video

CLEVELAND, Ohio: Monitoring developments as investigators pursue their probe into the alleged decade-long kidnapping and repeated rapes of three women by 52-year-old Ariel Castro, who is being held on $8 million bond (US-CRIME-KIDNAP)

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Alex Ferguson, who announced his resignation this week as manager of Manchester United after 26 years, bids farewell to Old Trafford as he takes charge of the Premier League club for the last time on home turf. United v Swansea kicks off at 1500 GMT. (FBL-ENG-PR-MANUTD-SWANSEA) Picture