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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 French soldier stabbed near Paris French authorities are investigating whether the stabbing of a soldier in a Paris suburb was a copycat attack in the wake of the murder of Dummer Lee Rigby, killed in London this week. 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 'Mafia martyr' Puglisi beatified More than 50,000 people attend the beatification in Sicily of Don Giuseppe Puglisi, a Roman Catholic priest murdered by the mafia in 1993. 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 Africa marks 'great leap forward' Ethiopia's prime minister opens a ceremony of Africa's 54 leaders celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity. 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 Mayor 'sorry' for US brothel remarks Osaka's outspoken mayor apologises for saying US troops in Okinawa should visit legal brothels as a way of curbing sexual crimes there. Details