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Merkel elected German chancellor for fourth term

Germany's parliament has confirmed Angela Merkel as the country's next leader. The conservative Merkel will govern in a grand coalition with the Social Democrats. But the vote margin was very tight - a mere 9 votes.

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said.

Russia seeks military cooperation in Zimbabwe

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday his country was pursuing military cooperation with Zimbabwe and looking at opportunities in the diamond sector as well as fully implementing a $3 billion joint platinum project near Harare.

France to fix legal age of sexual consent as 15

France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent as 15, so an adult having sex with someone of that age or younger will be considered rape.

Putin claims Russia has ‘invincible missile’

Russia has developed a new cruise missile that is invincible, according to President Vladimir Putin. Mr Putin made the revelation as he laid out his key policies for a fourth presidential term, ahead of an election he is expected to win in 17 days' time.

Merkel strikes deal with social democrats

Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a deal with Social Democrat (SPD) rivals on Friday to open government coalition talks, easing months of uncertainty that has undermined Germany’s global role and raised questions about her political future.

Female BBC editor quits over pay inequality

A BBC editor has left her post as China editor claiming her media house has failed after series of agitations to deal with pay inequality between male and female staff.

Nine inmates escape from Berlin prison

Berlin authorities are the target of ridicule and disbelief after nine prisoners escaped or absconded from one prison in the space of five days.

Outrage over YouTuber’s dead body video

An American YouTube star has prompted a barrage of criticism after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan.

Moscow subway bus crash kills four people

A bus left a road in Moscow before ploughing into a subway entrance, leaving at least five people dead and 15 injured, Russian media say.

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