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Italy ex-PM Matteo Renzi wins Democratic Party election

Italy ex-PM Matteo Renzi wins Democratic Party election Image copyright EPA Image caption Matteo Renzi said his was given "an extraordinary responsibility" by voters Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has regained the leadership of the governing Democratic Party (PD). Mr Renzi, 42, won more than 70% of the vote …

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Indian brides given bats to keep abusive husbands in check

Indian brides given bats to keep abusive husbands in check Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mass weddings in India allow couples to get married without the cost of a lavish celebration Hundreds of brides at an Indian mass wedding have been given wooden bats and urged to use them as …

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French forces kill militants in Mali forest

French forces kill militants in Mali forest Image copyright AFP Image caption France has deployed about 4,000 soldiers in the region France says its forces in West Africa have killed or captured more than 20 militants in a forest near Mali's border with Burkina Faso. A statement by its regional …

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Eike Batista: Brazilian ex-billionaire leaves jail

Eike Batista: Brazilian ex-billionaire leaves jail Image copyright EPA Image caption Eike Batista was initially taken to the Ary Franco prison in Rio de Janeiro A Brazilian oil and mining magnate, who was once one of the richest men in the world, has left a notorious prison in Rio de …

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Ueli Steck: Everest preparation claims ‘Swiss Machine’ climber

Ueli Steck: Everest preparation claims 'Swiss Machine' climber Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionFellow climber remembers "Swiss Machine" Ueli SteckThe Swiss climber Ueli Steck has been killed preparing to climb Mount Everest, Nepal's tourist office says. Steck, who was known as the "Swiss Machine", died in an accident …

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Donald Trump: N Korea’s Kim Jong-un a ‘smart cookie’

Donald Trump: N Korea's Kim Jong-un a 'smart cookie' Image copyright KCNA/AFP Image caption President Trump noted that Mr Kim assumed power in his 20s US President Donald Trump has described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a "pretty smart cookie". Speaking to CBS, he noted Mr Kim had assumed …

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Syria war: IS driven back in Tabqa, US-backed fighters say

Syria war: IS driven back in Tabqa, US-backed fighters say Image copyright AFP Image caption SDF fighters now control much of Lake Assad, the huge reservoir created by the Tabqa dam US-backed Syrian fighters say they have made more gains in their battle with Islamic State (IS) militants for the …

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Nepal’s first female chief justice faces impeachment

Nepal's first female chief justice faces impeachment Image caption Ms Karki has been the country's top judge since April 2016 Nepal's first female chief justice has been suspended after the two largest parties in the ruling coalition filed an impeachment motion against her. They accuse Sushila Karki of delivering biased …

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