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Hezbollah promises Syria 'victory' The leader of the Lebanese Shia militant Hezbollah movement promises his supporters victory in Syria, saying Sunni rebels pose a threat to Lebanon. 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 of Gujrat, police say. Details 'Maoist rebels' kill 16 in India At least 16 people, including a senior leader of India's ruling Congress party, are killed after their convoy was attacked by Maoist rebels, officials 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 Ukraine stages first gay pride march About 100 activists stage Ukraine's first gay pride march in the capital Kiev, describing the event as a "historic" day. 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 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 Lantern record sought in Philippines Thousands of paper lanterns light up the night sky in the Philippines in an attempt to set a new world record. Details