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Mario Abdo Benítez wins Paraguay’s presidential election

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mario Abdo Benítez won by a smaller margin than predicted Conservative former senator Mario Abdo Benítez has been elected president of Paraguay. He beat his closest rival, Efraín Alegre from the liberal opposition alliance, by four percentage points. The result means the right-wing Colorado Party, ...

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Windrush: Corbyn says PM ignored immigration policy warnings

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWindrush scandal: Facing the threat of deportation Jeremy Corbyn has called for an end to the government’s so-called “hostile environment” immigration policy, saying it has “ripped apart” people’s lives. The Labour leader said the Windrush generation and their families had been treated ...

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Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat

MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France — French authorities evacuated tourists from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and searched houses Sunday on the famed outcropping in the English Channel for a visitor who apparently threatened to attack security services. The exceptional evacuation of one of France’s most-visited tourist sites came after a string ...

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Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills 48

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eight-year-old Zahra is among those being treated in hospital A suicide bomb attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 48 people, officials say. Nearly half the dead are said to be women and children were also killed ...

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Taylor Swift’s stalker hit with order of protection

A Manhattan judge warned a serial stalker to never, ever, ever go near Taylor Swift’s house again. Judge Herbert Moses issued a new order of protection against Roger Alvarado, who broke into Swift’s SoHo townhouse Friday for the second time. Prosecutors say Alvarado, after using a ladder ...

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Barbara Bush funeral: 1,500 pay tribute to former first lady

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeb Bush, delivering the eulogy, remembered the love between his parents Emotional and humorous tributes have been paid to former first lady Barbara Bush at her funeral service in Texas. Mrs Bush was the matriarch of a political dynasty that included two ...

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