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-- TOP STORIES --
+ Pope Francis invested at inauguration mass
+ Cyprus MPs to vote on EU bailout amid fury
+ Fukushima plant suffers new power blackout
Ceremonies get underway for Pope Francis's inauguration in St Peter's Square, with world leaders and religious dignitaries on hand to usher in Latin America's first pontiff as he receives the formal symbols of papal power.
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The Cyprus parliament is set to vote on a eurozone bailout package, including a levy on deposit accounts, as the banks keep their doors closed amid fears of mass withdrawals from angry customers and repercussions throughout the bloc.
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Engineers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant scramble to restore power to cooling systems after an outage, in the latest incident to undermine the fragile facility two years after it was crippled by a tsunami.
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-- ASIA --
Beijing and Washington have "enormous shared interests", China's new President Xi Jinping tells the US Treasury chief in his first major diplomatic encounter since taking office, after a spate of bilateral run-ins.
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The gang-rape of a Swiss cyclist who was attacked while camping with her husband in India has raised alarm about the impact on tourism in a country looking to expand its appeal internationally.
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Britain's newspapers vow to closely scrutinise a deal by the main political parties for a tough new press regulator, which they warn threatens 318 years of press freedom.
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-- MIDDLE EAST --
Syria's main opposition National Council elects Ghassan Hitto, a communications executive with Islamist leanings who has lived in the United States, as premier for swathes of Syrian rebel-held territory mired in chaos and poverty.
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A new Israeli governing coalition with a strong showing of pro-settlement hardliners formally takes office after confirmation by parliament days before a landmark US presidential visit.
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-- AMERICAS --
UN leader Ban Ki-moon leads international appeals for major powers to make concessions to secure a landmark conventional arms trade treaty, as final negotiations begin.
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Hailing Antarctica as a living laboratory, US Secretary of State John Kerry joins forces with Australia and New Zealand in appealing for the creation of marine sanctuaries in that pristine part of Earth.
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A German man managed to pass himself off as a member of the storied Rockefeller family, "hiding in plain sight" for years after killing a young husband in California, US prosecutors contend.
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-- AFRICA --
Democratic Republic of Congo rebel Bosco Ntaganda, wanted by the International Criminal Court for a string of alleged atrocities, has surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali, US and Rwandan officials say.
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