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Hunt for French soldier's attacker French police are hunting a man who attacked a soldier on patrol with two colleagues in the La Defense business district of Paris on Saturday evening. Details 'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India At least 17 people, including a senior leader of India's governing Congress party, are killed after their convoy was attacked by Maoist rebels, officials say. Details Thousands complete Boston Marathon Thousands of runners complete the final mile of Boston Marathon, five weeks after they were forced to abandon the race after two bombs exploded. Details Hezbollah promises Syria 'victory' The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group promises victory in Syria where his supporters are backing President al-Assad, amid an upsurge in fighting there. Details Italians to vote in local elections People in Italy are set to vote in mayoral elections in 565 municipalities, with attention focused on who will win in the capital, Rome. Details Brazil 'cancels' most African debt Brazil says it will cancel or restructure almost $900m (£600m) worth of debt owed by African countries, to boost economic ties with the continent. Details Pakistan bus fire kills 16 children At least 16 children and a teacher are killed in a fire on their school bus in the eastern Pakistan city of Gujrat, police say. Details French army in major Mali pullout France begins a key stage of its military withdrawal from Mali, four months after sending troops to push Islamist rebels out of the north. Details Deaths in Philippines militant clash At least seven marines and five militants are killed as troops tackle Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines, the military says. Details Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Bayern Munich Arjen Robben scores a dramatic late winner as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final. Details Rogers returns to football at Galaxy Robbie Rogers returns to football by signing for MLS side LA Galaxy, three months after announcing he is gay. Details Apple 1 from 1976 sells for $650,000 An original Apple 1 computer from 1976 - one of the first built in Steve Jobs' garage - sells at auction for more than 500,000 euros ($650,000). Details In pictures: Clown Day in Lima Hundreds of professional clowns celebrate Clown Day in the Peruvian capital, Lima Details