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Millions vote in crucial Argentina mid-term election

A strong showing would enable President Mauricio Macri to complete his pro-market economic reforms.

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Macron's dog Nemo filmed peeing on Elysée fireplace

French TV was filming the president chatting with junior ministers when Nemo stole the scene.

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Daphne Caruana Galizia: Thousands demand justice in Malta

But politicians named in the investigations of murdered blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia stay away.

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Rex Tillerson: Shia militia 'must leave Iraq'

The US secretary of state was speaking on a visit to Saudi partly aimed at curbing Iran's influence.

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British woman reported dead in boat accident in France

Four others were injured when the boat hit a warning beacon, throwing the woman into the Rhone.

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Raqqa: US coalition 'wiped city off Earth', Russia says

Moscow accuses the West of sending aid to the Syrian city to cover up evidence of crimes.

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WHO cancels Robert Mugabe goodwill ambassador role

The appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe prompted a global outcry and wide-ranging condemnation.

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Israel Facebook: Mistranslated post creates security alert

A post saying "good morning" in Arabic was reportedly mistranslated to say "attack them" in Hebrew.

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Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid

The foreign minister tells the BBC the government is only acting in line with the constitution.

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Spain FM: 'Many police violence pictures fake'

Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis was speaking to Andrew Marr about the Catalan referendum.

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Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly deal despite harassment suit

Twenty-First Century Fox knew O'Reilly had settled a harassment allegation when he was rehired.

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Five former US presidents unite for hurricane relief concert

The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.

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Cliff diving in Chile: Divers compete in Lago Ranco

Competitors performed acrobatics from heights of up to 27m (89ft) in Chile.

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Italy referendums: Lombardy and Veneto vote on greater autonomy

Central government says the polls are unnecessary but they are permitted under the constitution.

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Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser

The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.

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WHO chief 'rethinking' Robert Mugabe's appointment

The proposal to appoint the Zimbabwean president as a WHO goodwill ambassador sparked an outcry.

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Ivory Coast's hair sculptor Laetitia Ky

Laetitia Ky uses coat hangers, wires and pins to make "hair sculptures" for her Instagram fans.

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Japan goes to the polls in snap election

Millions are voting in the election, which was called by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last month.

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Catalonia independence: Puigdemont 'will not accept' Rajoy plan

President Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia will not accept Madrid's plan to curb region's powers.

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Trump says he will allow scheduled release of JFK files

The US president says he will allow scheduled release of classified files relating to Kennedy's assassination.

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Czech election: Billionaire Babis secures big early lead

With about a third of votes counted, Andrej Babis' party has secured a significant lead.

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Military cadets killed in Kabul minibus suicide bombing

It brings the death toll from attacks in Afghanistan to around 200 in this week alone.

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Several injured in Munich knife attack

The suspect fled the scene after the attack, with no motive apparent, police say.

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Catalonia vote: Spain expected to impose direct rule

The Spanish cabinet is meeting shortly to decide whether or not to impose direct rule on Catalonia.

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Brazil police arrests 108 in major anti-paedophilia operation

Officers seize more than 150,000 files with disturbing images of young children and teenagers.

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Militants kill Egyptian security forces in desert shoot out

The forces are reported to have been looking for the militants' hideout when they came under attack.

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Ballet hoping to help heal Charleston's wounds

A new ballet tells the story of the aftermath of the racially-motivated Charleston church shooting.

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Mugabe named as goodwill ambassador by WHO

The World Health Organisation head praises Zimbabwe's public health policy, in a controversial move.

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Mogadishu truck bombing death toll jumps to 358

More than 50 people are also still missing after last Saturday's huge truck bombing, officials say.

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King Felipe VI says Catalonia 'will remain' Spanish

King Felipe VI says Spain will solve the crisis through democratic institutions.

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Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president

The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".

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Pollution hot spots around the world

What's it like to live somewhere like Beijing, where you can even see pollution with the naked eye?

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Kabul Shia mosque blast kills dozens

The bomber blew himself up as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers.

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