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Germany’s Social Democrats elect first female leader

Combative former labour minister Andrea Nahles is first woman to lead party in 155 years Germanys centre-left Social Democrats have elected Andrea Nahles, predecessor Martin Schulz. A repeat of his 100% party backing last year would have seemed like bad omen given that the SPD won only 20.5% of the vote in the September 2017 general …

Murdered Palestinian engineer was senior member of Hamas

Relatives of Fadi al-Batsh, who was shot dead in Malaysia, suspect Israel of targeting him Gazas ruling Hamas militant group has said that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia on Saturday was a key member of the organisation, raising suspicions that Israel was behind the killing. Hamas said Palestinian engineer Fadi al-Batsh was a …

India to introduce death penalty for child rapists

Prime minister approves executive order, which will apply to anyone convicted of raping a child under age of 12 Indias prime minister, Narendra Modi, will introduce the death penalty for rapists of girls under 12 years old, following an outcry over the latest sexual assaults to shock the country. Modi convened an emergency cabinet meeting on …

Avicii: chart-topping EDM star dies at 28

The producer and DJ, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in Oman Swedish DJ Avicii has died in Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28. His representative said in a statement: It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Instagram post, Diplo called him a real groundbreaker …
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