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New interim chancellor appointed in Austria after Kurz departure

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen appoints Hartwig Löger as new interim chancellor during a signing ceremony, after Sebastian Kurz became the first chancellor in the country's post-war history to be removed from office by a no-confidence vote over a corruption scandal that had already brought down his coalition with the far-right.

Poles react after ruling PiS party victory in European elections

Poles react as official results show Poland's governing right-wing Law and Justice party (PiS) in first place for the European elections, with its leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski urging a wider victory in the autumn general election.  The PiS took 45.56 percent of the vote to win 27 of Poland's 51 seats in the European Parliament compared with 38.30 percent and 22 seats for the liberal European Coalition.

Mexican party cut short after gunmen kill 13

A Mexican pinata, colourful banners and a table prepared with food and drink give testimony to the party that was taking place when a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire at a party in the gang-plagues state of Veracruz, killing 13 people including a minor. 

Mexican rocker suicide after #MeToo accusations spreads debate

Mexico is shaken by controversy, following the apparent suicide of rock musician Armando Vega Gil, who was accused of sexual harassment on social networks, while the country has been flooded by #MeToo accusations against journalists, academics, writers and others in the cultural sphere in recent weeks.

40 years after meltdown, Three Mile Island plant may shut down

The 1979 meltdown at Three Mile Island remains the worst nuclear accident in US history. Forty years later, the owner of the Pennsylvania plant has announced plans to shut down the money-losing facility. Its closure would be a relief for local residents who lived through the accident, but workers whose jobs are at risk say they will fight for the plant to stay open.

India and Pakistan at loggerheads after Kashmir attack

The UN has called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions following a suicide attack in Kashmir which killed 40 Indian security personnel. The two countries have been locked in a diplomatic clash following the February 14 attack, which has triggered counter-operations by Indian forces in the area.

Venezuelans give their take after Trump's speech

Venezuelans express mixed feelings about US President Donald Trump's speech on Monday when he urged the crisis-wracked nation's military to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's offer of amnesty.

Father of footballer Sala reacts after wreckage of plane found

Horacio Sala, father of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, reacts after investigators found the wreckage of a plane that disappeared in the Channel two weeks ago carrying his son and his pilot, and that a body had been spotted inside.

After 600 years, night watchman still keeps vigil over Lausanne

Every evening, the night watchman clambers to the top of the Lausanne cathedral bell tower and gets to work: he shouts out the time each hour, keeping a six-century-old tradition alive.

Shanghai skyline soars, 40 years after economic opening

Forty years after China began reforms to open up its economy in the late 1970s, the Shanghai skyline has exploded and giant freeways snake throughout the city. Aerial views reveal a metropolis of pulsating energy.

Watch: Sitting gallery collapses during Kabaddi tournament in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur

Chandrapur (Maharashtra), Dec 11 (ANI): At least 22 people were injured after an entire sitting gallery collapsed during Kabaddi tournament in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur. The injured were rushed to hospital. The tournament was organised by a local MLA. The stand was erected using iron pipes.