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AFP 0500 GMT News Advisory

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Duty Editor: Sarah Stewart

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-- TOP STORIES --

+ 19 hurt in Mother's Day parade shooting

+ Turkey accuses Syria over bomb attacks

+ Sharif moves to form Pakistan government

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WASHINGTON

Nineteen people are hurt in a shooting at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans as the mayor called for an end to "relentless" violence on the streets of the southeastern US city.

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REYHANLI, Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses Damascus of trying to drag his country into the Syrian "quagmire" after twin bomb attacks killed 46 people in a town on the border.

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ISLAMABAD

Pakistan's incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif steps up consultations on forming a government that will have to repair the economy and counter Islamist militancy, as Washington says it is ready to work with Islamabad.

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-- ASIA --

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MANILA

The Philippines holds elections seen as crucial for President Benigno Aquino's bold reform agenda, as deadly violence and graft-tainted candidates underline the nation's deep-rooted problems.

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LAHORE, Pakistan

Pakistan's incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif looks likely to be be a pragmatic ally of Washington, unlikely to end the war against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban as he seeks to focus on fixing the economy.

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HONG KONG

A transsexual woman in Hong Kong wins a groundbreaking court appeal allowing her to marry her boyfriend, forcing the government to re-write the city's marriage laws.

600 words 0600 GMT by Aaron Tam. Picture

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SINGAPORE

Singapore officials tell a public inquiry that a US high-tech researcher whose parents believe he was murdered in the city-state was under treatment for depression and left suicide notes before he was found hanged.

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-- EUROPE --

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LONDON

Alex Ferguson bows out in triumph following his last Old Trafford match as Manchester United manager, only to leave successor David Moyes with the familiar problem of what to do with striker Wayne Rooney.

800 words 0130 GMT by Julian Guyer

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LONDON

British Prime Minister David Cameron braces for a fresh Conservative rebellion over Europe as about 100 of his party's lawmakers look set to defy him in a parliamentary vote.

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SOFIA

The European Union's poorest country Bulgaria faces fresh political uncertainty after inconclusive elections held three months after the biggest demonstrations in years forced the government to resign.

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PARIS

Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the Venezuelan better known to the world as Carlos the Jackal, returns to court to appeal against his conviction for a series of deadly bombings in France 30 years ago.

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ATHENS

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras hopes his four-day trip to China this week will help his country's ailing economy by attracting investment and promoting the export of Greek products.

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-- AMERICAS --

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BUENOS AIRES

It's not your average cross-town city bus: the new Papa Tour of Buenos Aires is packing them in for a nostalgic swing past local landmarks in the life of the man who became Pope Francis.

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WASHINGTON

With US kidnap victim Michelle Knight now free, a horrifying story is emerging of chronic abuse and trauma well before her 11 years of captivity in the Cleveland "house of horrors" began.

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-- MIDDLE EAST -- 

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AMMAN

The European Commission announces an additional 65 million euros ($84 million) in aid for Syrian refugees and internally displaced, warning the crisis is "already at breaking point".

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VIENNA

The UN atomic agency will on Wednesday press Iran to grant access to sites, documents and scientists involved in Tehran's alleged efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

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