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Canadian singer Joni Mitchell, one of the symbols of the Woodstock generation, was in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday, according to her website. Mitchell, 71, was found unconscious in her home in the afternoon Tuesday but regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to a Los Angeles hospital, said a statement on her website. "She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits. Mitchell, whose real name is Roberta Joan Anderson, is known for hits including "The Circle Game", "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Help Me", among many others.
Nigeria's new president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hailed polls that will lead to the first democratic change of power in Africa's most populous nation as "historic" hours after he secured a decisive victory. In official results released early Wednesday, Buhari won Nigeria's presidential election by 2.57 million votes, defeating incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in a triumph greeted by joyous street celebrations.