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BBC: Election 2015: Exit poll puts Tories close to majority

London (CNN)It's been billed as one of the closest elections in British history, but an early exit poll projection indicates Conservatives could have gained ground at the polls in the country's general election.

Results from an exit poll run jointly by the BBC, Sky News and ITN project Conservatives in the lead and gaining 14 seats in Parliament, going from 302 seats to 316. Official results haven't been announced yet. But if the exit poll projections hold true, it's a result that would keep Prime Minister David Cameron in power and could strengthen his party's pull.

MIDDLE EAST

U.S. training of Syrian rebels set to begin. U.S. military starts training Syrian fighters to combat Islamic State.

Saudi-led coalition vows to hit Yemen's Houthis despite truce offer.

Saudi Arabia says considering five-day Yemen truce. US, Saudi Arabia announce 5-Day ceasefire in Yemen 'soon'. Saudis propose humanitarian pause in Yemen war.

Houthis seize positions in Saudi Arabia – Source.

Yemen's exiled government asks UN for ground troops to halt Houthi advance. Yemen calls for international ground troops to fight rebels.

US, Saudis not considering ground operation in Yemen – Kerry.

Syrian army, Hezbollah advance in areas along Lebanon border.

Turkey, Saudi in pact to help anti-Assad rebels.

UAE envoy says seeks U.S. security guarantee at Camp David summit.

Israel's Netanyahu faces uneasy future with single-seat majority. A look at key figures in Israel's new government.

ASIA

Kunduz flights cancelled as Taliban, Army clash.

Philippines, Japan strengthen ties despite WWII history.

China warns Philippine military planes away from disputed sea area: Manila.

S. Korea, China urge N. Korea to halt nuclear activities. S. Korea seeks 'new momentum' with China to revive N. Korea nuclear talks.

North Korea calls reports of Kim ordering executions ‘malicious slander’.

Chinese president sets off for tour of Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus.

IMF calls on China to allow greater currency flexibility.

More than 50 Thai police punished over human trafficking links.

Survivors battle for helicopters near Nepal village that vanished.

AFRICA

UNHCR concerned as Niger forces out Nigerians.

At least 91% women and girls rescued from Boko Haram are pregnant.

Protesters killed as Burundi unrest continues.

Two Egyptian policemen killed in Sinai gunbattle.

Guinea protesters clash with security forces ahead of talks.

Somali Islamists driven into north, south pockets: U.N. envoy.

Ivory Coast's former rebels weigh politics and guns.

CAR to sue French soldiers over alleged sex crimes.

UN: Lowest number of new weekly Ebola cases in West Africa.

EUROPE

Exit poll: Conservatives surprisingly strong in UK election. Polls close in UK general election; exit poll projects Conservative gains. UK's Cameron close to majority after election: exit poll.

German FM: progress in resuming NATO-Russia military contact.

Germany halts some intelligence sharing with U.S.. German spies curb Internet snooping for U.S. after row - sources.

Undersea electricity cable generates friction between Russia and Baltics.

Decision to demilitarize Ukraine's Shirokino, pull back medium weapons agreed — diplomat.

U.N. wants to let Europe use military force to stop migrant smuggling boats.

Greece sees huge increase in migrants arriving by boat.

Greece sticking to 'red-line' electoral promises. Greece defies euro zone on pension, labor reform.

French secret tapes of Sarkozy ruled legal in inquiry.

AMERICAS

Canadian judge frees former teen terrorist who killed US Army medic. Canada releases former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr.

US Senate approves Congressional review of Iran nuclear deal.

US Justice Department to decide soon on Baltimore probe.

Obama looks forward to working with Israel's Netanyahu, White House says.

N.S.A. phone data collection is illegal, appeals court rules.

Last flight looms for US-funded air war on drugs as Colombia counts health cost.

US-Mexico border braces for summer migrant surge as children risk lives alone.

Chilean leader Bachelet's disapproval rating rises to 64 percent: poll.

Canadian MPs pass anti-terror Bill C-51 boosting spy agency powers.

Alberta oil industry fears world’s ‘lowest royalties’ threatened by new NDP government.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Al Qaeda says U.S. strike kills man who claimed Paris killings.

Boston bomber's lawyers press case for prison, not death.

A new interview sheds crucial light on ISIS' reclusive leader.

Taliban fears over young recruits attracted to Isis in Afghanistan.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Cuban reports of vast oil reserves fail to lure US companies.

Oil rally snaps as ample supplies outweigh U.S. stock draw.

There’s one part of the world where the oil industry is booming.

Warren Buffett under attack on multiple fronts.

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