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Liberia's presidential election: 20 candidates vying for top job

In tonight's edition: millions of Liberians will head to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president and parliament; the trial of those suspected of ties to Boko Haram opens in Nigeria behind closed doors; and we take you to see Tunisia's first ever ultra-marathon.

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Millions of Liberians will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president and parliament in the West African country's third election since the end of the civil war in 2003. We hear from our reporter in Monrovia.

Also, the trial of those suspected of ties to Boko Haram began in Nigeria on Monday behind closed doors. It's the biggest legal investigation into the eight-year militant Islamist insurgency, in which more than 20,000 people have been killed and two million forced from their homes in northeastern Nigeria.

And in Tunisia, runners headed into the desert at dawn over the weekend for the North African country's first ever ultra-marathon. The 100 km Ultra Mirage race skirted the Sahara desert's biggest salt lake - we bring you footage and reactions.
 

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