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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 '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 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 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 French soldier stabbed near Paris French authorities are investigating whether the stabbing of a soldier in a Paris suburb was a copycat attack after a soldier was killed in London on Wednesday. Details More arrests in Woolwich inquiry Three men are arrested in south-east London in connection with the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby near Woolwich barracks on Wednesday. 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 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 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 'Black widow' bombing in Russia A suicide bomber has blown herself up close to an interior ministry building in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan, officials say. Details Bridge collapses after US rail crash Two goods trains collide in the US state of Missouri, bringing down a road bridge and leaving seven people injured. 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