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Turnout high as Liberians choose successor to Sirleaf

In tonight's edition: Voters form long lines at polling stations in Liberia; Raila Odinga withdraws from a re-run of the presidential election in Kenya; and Human Rights Watch issues a report showing Rwanda's military has systematically used torture.

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Long lines at polling stations from before dawn: Liberians voted on Tuesday to elect a new president and parliament in the country's first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years. We bring you the latest from Monrovia.

Also, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has withdrawn from a re-run of the presidential election, saying electoral officials have failed to make the necessary reforms. This latest twist comes after weeks of unrest following the cancellation of August's presidential vote because of irregularities.

And a long list of abuses including electric shocks and mock executions: Human Rights Watch issues a report showing Rwanda's military has systematically used torture, with judges and prosecutors turning a blind eye.

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