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Mexico election: López Obrador vows profound change after win Mexico election: López Obrador vows profound change after win
Left-wing candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential election, saying "profound change" is coming. The ex-Mexico City mayor, known by his initials Amlo, is projected to win about 53% and his rivals have conceded. He vowed to tackle the "evil" of corruption, saying it had caused social inequality and violence in the country. He also pledged to double...
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Migrant crisis: EU leaders plan secure migrant centres Migrant crisis: EU leaders plan secure migrant centres
Secure centres for migrants may be set up in EU states to process asylum claims under a deal reached after marathon talks at a summit in Brussels. The controlled centres would be set up by EU states on a voluntary basis and migrants whose claims were rejected would be "returned". Refugees could be resettled in EU states which agreed to take them. The deal follows weeks of diplomatic wrang...
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Syria war: Air strikes knock out hospitals in Deraa Syria war: Air strikes knock out hospitals in Deraa
Air strikes have reportedly put three hospitals out of service in rebel-held south-western Syria, as pro-government forces press on with a major offensive. A medical charity and a monitoring group said the facilities in the towns of Saida, Jizah and Musayfira, east of the city of Deraa, were hit overnight. The strikes came as the army made gains in the region, which borders Jordan and the Is...
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Phillip Hancock: Rare foreign organ donor praised in China Phillip Hancock: Rare foreign organ donor praised in China
Phillip Hancock had been working as an English teacher in China when he unexpectedly fell ill and died last month. The posthumous gift of the Australian's organs has been lauded in China, a nation with few foreign donors, and changed five lives. Mr Hancock, 27, died from complications related to type 1 diabetes in the city of Chongqing on 9 May. According to the Red Cross Society of China, h...
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'I can't believe I'm driving in Saudi Arabia' 'I can't believe I'm driving in Saudi Arabia'
As Saudi Arabia lifts its ban on women drivers, Roa Altaweli, a midwife in Jeddah, makes her first drive to work. Here is her story. I woke up earlier than usual today. I was so excited that I couldn't sleep. Today I'm driving to work, and for the first time I'm not taking a backseat. I'm behind the wheel. I still can't believe I'm going to be driving in Jeddah. Saudi Arabia has today finall...
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Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa says he was 'inches' from Bulawayo explosion Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa says he was 'inches' from Bulawayo explosion
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has survived an apparent bomb attack at a rally in the city of Bulawayo. Mr Mnangagwa said an object "exploded a few inches away from me - but it is not my time". Video footage from White City Stadium shows an explosion happening close to Mr Mnangagwa as he was leaving the stage having addressed supporters. While the president was unhurt, state TV r...
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Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK
Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if the country exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal. The European planemaker said the warning was not part of "project fear, but its "dawning reality". Airbus employs about 14,000 people at 25 different sites in the UK. Last week, the outgoing president of the CBI said sections of UK industry faced extin...
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Yemen war: Pro-government forces 'storm Hudaydah airport' Yemen war: Pro-government forces 'storm Hudaydah airport'
Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, are reported to have stormed the airport serving the rebel-held Red Sea city of Hudaydah. The UAE's state news agency, Wam, said troops had gained control of large parts of the facility and that dozens of Houthi rebels were dead or wounded. They launched a major offensive last week to capture the city and its port. The port...
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Miss Iraq and Miss Israel reunited after selfie controversy Miss Iraq and Miss Israel reunited after selfie controversy
Six months ago, a simple selfie between two Miss Universe contestants provoked a backlash that pushed one to flee her home country, her family in tow. Sarah Idan was representing Iraq at the 2017 pageant in Las Vegas when she snapped a picture with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, and posted it online. In the caption, she wrote "Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel". But some people...
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Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into 'Russian' Idlib air strikes Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into 'Russian' Idlib air strikes
The UN's secretary general has called for an investigation into deadly air strikes in Syria last week that were allegedly conducted by Russian jets. António Guterres expressed deep concern about Thursday's attack on the rebel-held town of Zardana, which activists said killed at least 47 civilians. The dead included a rescuer who was allegedly targeted. Russia, which backs Syria's governme...
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