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A dozen people are dead but Bangladesh has avoided major damage or loss of life from cyclone Bulbul.
A dozen people are dead but Bangladesh has avoided major damage or loss of life from cyclone Bulbul.

Spain's Socialists win polls, no majority

The ruling socialist PSOE party has won the most votes in the Spanish general elections but is short of a majority, according to preliminary projections on public television RTVE.

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Bolivia's president calls for new election

Buckling under mounting pressure, Bolivian President Evo Morales has called for a new election after his claim to have won a fourth term triggered suspicions of fraud and set off deadly protests.

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HK lawmakers in court, violence escalates

Police have fired tear gas and water cannon to break up rallies as activists blocked roads and trashed shopping malls across Hong Kong's New Territories and Kowloon peninsula on the 24th straight weekend of anti-government unrest.

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Bulbul lashes Bangladesh, India, 12 dead

At least 13 people have been killed in Bangladesh and India after cyclone Bulbul lashed coastal areas this weekend though prompt evacuations saved many lives and the worst is over, officials say.

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Russian don had severed arms in backpack

A well-known history professor has been pulled from a river with a backpack containing severed arms in the Russian city of St Petersburg.

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Jordan ends Israel's 25-year lease on land

Jordan's king has announced "full sovereignty" over two pieces of land leased by Israel, ending a 25-year arrangement that was part of the countries' landmark peace agreement.

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Boy thrown from Tate Modern better: family

A young boy who was violently thrown from the viewing platform of London's Tate Modern gallery is regaining his health and control over his body, his family say in a statement on Sunday.

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Australian Associated Press