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Duty editor: Olivia Hampton

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-- TOP STORIES --

+ Blaze kills trapped factory collapse victim

+ Shooting mars swearing-in of Italy's new government

+ US investigators seek 'persons of interest' in Boston attack

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SAVAR, Bangladesh

A blaze which broke out in the wreckage of a Bangladesh factory block kills a woman whose 110-hour battle for survival touched the nation following its worst industrial disaster, the country's fire chief says.

750 words 1930 GMT by Shafiq Alam. Graphic. Picture. Video

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ROME

Italy's new coalition government is finally sworn in but a ceremony symbolising a fresh start for the recession-wracked country is overshadowed by a shooting outside government headquarters.

700 words 1930 GMT by Ella Ide. Picture. Video.

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WASHINGTON

Investigators are pursuing other "persons of interest" who may be linked to the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon, US lawmakers say.

650 words 2000 GMT by Veronika Oleksyn

-- AMERICAS --

Syria-conflict-US,lead

WASHINGTON

Republican lawmakers step up calls for US action against Syria in the face of growing evidence that it used chemical weapons against its population in a bitter civil war.

600 words 1930 GMT by Jim Mannion

-- ASIA --

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan

Three Taliban bomb attacks targeting election offices and a candidate in Pakistan kill at least nine people, officials say, the latest bloodshed ahead of polls next month.

600 words moved by S.H. Khan. Video

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SYDNEY

China is rapidly assuming a global leadership role on climate change alongside the United States, a new study says, but it warns greenhouse gas emissions worldwide continue to rise strongly.

650 words moved by Martin Parry

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TOKYO

A modified Dreamliner takes to the skies over Tokyo with top Boeing and ANA executives aboard, as the planemaker and its leading client seek to reassure passengers the jetliners are safe.

650 words moved by Harumi Ozawa. Picture. Video

-- EUROPE --

Iceland-vote,WRAP

REYKJAVIK

Iceland's centre-right opposition storms back to power, final election results show, marking a spectacular comeback for a coalition ousted in 2009 after presiding over the country's near bankruptcy.

700 words moved by Hugues Honore. Picture. Video

 

Algeria-politics-health-Bouteflika,WRAP

PARIS

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is "responding well" at a Paris hospital after suffering a mini-stroke that raises further doubts about his ability to govern, less than a year before a presidential election.

700 words moved. Video. File Picture. Graphic

-- MIDEAST --

Iraq-politics-unrest,WRAP

BAGHDAD

Iraq suspends the licences of 10 satellite TV channels for promoting "sectarianism", the country's media regulator says, as more than 220 people are killed over six days.

800 words moved by Mohamad Ali Harissi. Picture. Video

-- AFRICA --

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KHARTOUM

Fear and anger follow a Sudanese rebel strike on a major town residents say had been left unguarded and was hit during coordinated attacks in the insurgents' most audacious act in years.

650 words moved by Abdelmoneim Abu Edris Ali

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