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Pakistani politician is shot dead Pakistani politician Zahra Shahid Hussain, a senior member of Imran Khan's Movement for Justice party, is shot dead in the city of Karachi. Details Massacre suspect held in Ivory Coast The authorities in Ivory Coast arrest militia leader Amade Oueremi, suspected of one of the worst massacres during 2011 post-election violence. Details Denmark crowned Eurovision winners Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries. Details Father of Assad spokesman kidnapped Gunmen in Syria abduct the elderly father of Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, one of the most powerful voices in the government. Details Warner in Twitter row investigation Opening batsman David Warner is asked by Cricket Australia to explain why abusive messages to journalists are on his Twitter account. Details Nigeria army imposes curfew on city Nigeria's military announces a 24-hour curfew in parts of the city of Maiduguri and says it has arrested 65 militants as it fights Boko Haram rebels. Details Thousands rally to oppose Italy cuts Tens of thousands of protesters, led by trade unionists, rally in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government. Details Fresh violence kills eight in Iraq Fresh outbreaks of violence in Iraq have left at least eight people dead, police say, hours after the worst day of sectarian violence in the country for months. Details Car hits crowd at Virginia parade Up to 60 people were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd during a parade in the US state of Virginia, officials say. Details Saudi woman reaches Everest summit A 25-year-old Saudi woman makes history by reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain. Details Russian cult film director dies Alexei Balabanov, the Russian director whose cult films caught the wildness of Russia's early post-Soviet years, dies at the age of 54. Details El Salvador gangs warn over truce The leaders of the main gangs in El Salvador vow to maintain a 14-month-long truce, but say political changes threaten the peace. Details Hollande signs gay marriage bill President Francois Hollande signs into law a controversial bill making France the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage. Details