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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 Nigeria army says crackdown to go on Nigeria's army vows to continue its offensive against militants in the north-east "as long as it takes", as a 24-hour curfew is imposed in Maiduguri. 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 China Premier Li Keqiang in India China's Premier Li Keqiang travels to India for his first foreign visit since taking office, with border tensions and trade topping the agenda. 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 Car hits crowd at Virginia parade Up to 60 people were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd during a parade in a small town in the US state of Virginia, officials say. Details Malcolm X grandson suspects remanded Two men suspected of killing Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of US political activist Malcolm X, are remanded in custody in Mexico. 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 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 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 Warner charged with CA code breach Opening batsman David Warner is asked by Cricket Australia to explain why abusive messages to journalists are on his Twitter account. Details VIDEO: Would-be robber struck by bus A would-be robber had a lucky escape after he was struck by a bus, moments after he snatched a woman's mobile phone in Bogota, Colombia. Details