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Explosion heard in west of Kabul There has been an explosion in the west of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on the day Nato hands over security responsibility to the local authorities. Details Protests spread throughout Brazil As many as 200,000 people marched through Brazil's biggest cities, as protests over public transport costs and the expense of the World Cup spread. Details G8 leaders to focus on tax and trade Tax, trade and transparency are expected to dominate discussions at the G8 summit, with leaders said to be close to agreeing a statement on Syria. Details Greek court orders TV back on air A Greek court suspends a government order to close state broadcaster ERT - a move that triggered mass protests - meaning transmission can resume. Details French footballers to go on trial Two French football stars, Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, are to go on trial in Paris on charges of paying for sex with an underage prostitute. Details China in carbon trading experiment China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, is to launch its first carbon trading scheme as a pilot project in Shenzhen. Details Indonesia set to cut fuel subsidy Indonesia's parliament paves the way for a rise in petrol and diesel prices after months of debate and political haggling. Details Northern India flood toll rises The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rain in northern India passes 60, local media say. Details Singapore, Malaysia hit by haze Singapore is hit by haze from forest fires in nearby Indonesia, leading to the city's worst smog in 16 years and health warnings from the government. Details Piracy in West Africa tops Somalia's Piracy off the coast of West Africa has now overtaken Somali piracy, a report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) and other seafarers' groups says. Details Gaddafi son to be tried in August Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, will be tried in Libya in August and "will receive a fair trial", officials say. Details Fox News sued over on-air suicide The mother of three children of a US man whose suicide was broadcast live on Fox News Channel has sued, claiming the children were traumatised. Details China retakes supercomputer crown A China-based supercomputer has been ranked the world's fastest, offering nearly double the processing speeds of the US's most powerful system. Details