UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The United Nations on Thursday elected four judges to the world court but hit a voting deadlock between two African candidates for a fifth position. International Court of Justice (ICJ) president Hisashi Owada was among three judges reelected to nine-year terms in votes at the 15 member UNSC and 193 country General Assembly. Slovakias Peter Tomka and Chinas Xue Hanqin were also re-elected. Giorgio Gaja of Italy is the first newcomer to the panel of 15 judges who sit in The Hague. But five rounds of voting at the two chambers failed to get an absolute majority behind either Julia Sebutinde or El Hadji Mansour Tall of Senegal.