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  • France’s Macron picks Jean Castex as PM after Philippe resigns

    France’s Macron picks Jean Castex as PM after Philippe resigns0

    Image copyright AFP/Reuters Image caption Jean Castex (L) from the centre right replaces Edouard Philippe as part of the president’s reshuffle French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has tendered his resignation after heading President Emmanuel Macron’s government for three years. The president swiftly named centre-right mayor Jean Castex to lead a new team of ministers after

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  • Sikh pilgrims in deadly Pakistan train crash

    Sikh pilgrims in deadly Pakistan train crash0

    Image copyright AFP Image caption The van was taking Sikhs from a pilgrimage site back home to Peshawar At least 21 people have been killed after a train hit a van carrying Sikh pilgrims in north-eastern Pakistan. The crash, involving a Karachi-Lahore express train, happened on a level crossing near Sheikhupura, in Punjab province, police

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  • Khashoggi murder: Turkish trial of 20 Saudis opens

    Khashoggi murder: Turkish trial of 20 Saudis opens0

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance and death The trial has opened in Turkey of 20 Saudi Arabian nationals over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. Those being tried in absentia

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  • Jeffrey Epstein ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell charged in US

    Jeffrey Epstein ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell charged in US0

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionActing US attorney Audrey Strauss said Ghislaine Maxwell helped exploit girls as young as 14 British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, an ex-girlfriend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has been charged in the US after being arrested by the FBI. She is accused of assisting Epstein’s abuse of minors

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  • Mexican drug rehab centre stormed by gunmen

    Mexican drug rehab centre stormed by gunmen0

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Relatives and friends rushed to the scene as the news broke Gunmen have stormed a drug rehabilitation centre in central Mexico, killing 24 people. At least seven others were injured including three seriously in the attack on Wednesday, according to police. It is the second attack at a rehab facility

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  • US firms create record 4.8 million jobs in June

    US firms create record 4.8 million jobs in June0

    Image copyright Getty Images The US economy created jobs at a record pace in June as firms took on more staff after the coronavirus downturn. Payrolls surged 4.8 million, the most since the Labor Department began keeping records in 1939, helped by the reopening of factories and restaurants. It follows May’s jobs rebound, when 2.5

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