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Mexico teachers protest: 6 killed and 100 injured in Oaxaca after clashes with police

The teachers were protesting sweeping education reform passed by the federal government in 2013 Six people are dead and more than 100 are injured following a weekend of violence between members of a teachers’ union and police in In a violent confrontation with law enforcement on Sunday, teachers belonging to the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) staged blockades across ...

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Refugees ‘at highest ever level’

 Imagine the entire population of Britain uprooted: The UN refugee agency says just over that number — 65 million people — were displaced worldwide by the end of last year, easily setting a new postwar record, as it warned that European and other rich nations can expect the tide to continue if root causes aren’t addressed. In a year when ...

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Rome elects Virginia Raggi as its first female mayor in breakthrough for anti-establishment Five Star Movement

Rome has elected its first female mayor in a landslide victory for Virginia Raggi, an anti-establishment newcomer from the populist protest party the Five Star Movement. The 37-year-old lawyer won support for speaking out against corruption and deteriorating public services in the Italian capital. Her victory comes after dozens of local officials and businessmen were arrested on corruption charges and accused of using “Mafia-like” intimidation methods ...

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Separate bomb attacks kill at least 22 in Afghanistan

More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepalese security contractors in the Afghan capital, officials said. In Kabul, a Reuters witness saw several apparently dead victims and at least two wounded being carried out of the twisted remains of a yellow bus ...

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Italy’s Berlusconi recovering from four-hour heart surgery

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been placed in intensive care after undergoing an operation to replace a defective heart valve. The procedure lasted four hours, Milan’s San Raffaele hospital said, giving no further details. But sources told Ansa news agency the operation had been a success. He is likely to take a month to recover. Berlusconi, 79, served ...

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China dog meat row: Millions back petition against Yulin festival

Animal rights campaigners in China have handed in a petition with 11 million signatures calling for an end to an annual dog-eating festival in the south-west of the country. Activists want to stop the consumption of dog meat at the festival in the southern city of Yulin which is due to begin later this month. Correspondents say animal rights is ...

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French jihadist police killer ‘was loyal to Islamic State group’

The man who killed a French police couple at their home near Paris was responding to calls by so-called Islamic State (IS) “to kill infidels”, police say. Larossi Abballa, who was killed in a shootout with police, was loyal to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, they said. A police commander and his partner were stabbed to death at their home. ...

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German government bond yields go negative for first time

The interest rate on 10-year bonds issued by the German government has turned negative for the first time. Fears about the global economy and a possible UK departure from the EU have prompted investors to pay to own “Bunds”. Stock markets have suffered further falls, with the FTSE 100 in London sinking below 6,000 points for the first time since ...

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‘Human remains’ found in Japan bear shot after four attacks

Human flesh and hair have been found inside the stomach of a black bear shot dead in Japan after a series of deadly attacks, say local officials. The bear is suspected of killing a 74-year-old woman whose badly mauled body was found on Friday near Kazuno in mountainous Akita prefecture. Three men also died in apparent bear attacks in the ...

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India puts Gujarat lions on trial after three people killed

Officials in India have “arrested” 18 lions as they try to find a man eater suspected of killing three people. Forest officials in Gujarat state will test the lions’ prints and excrement in an attempt to identify the killer. The “guilty lion” will be kept in a zoo for life while the others will be released back into the Gir ...

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