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Judge orders Arkansas to conduct autopsy on executed inmate

A federal judge has ordered the Arkansas authorities to conduct an autopsy on the body of an executed inmate whose lawyer described his death as “horrifying,” including jerking and convulsions during his lethal injection.

Italian FM backs prosecutor on NGO migrant row

Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano on Saturday said he “agreed 100 percent” with a prosecutor’s repeated suggestions that some charity boats rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean are colluding with traffickers in Libya.

Dozens detained as Russian protesters say ‘sick of Putin’

Hundreds of Russian opposition supporters turned out Saturday to protest against President Vladimir Putin’s expected candidacy in elections set for 2018, with police detaining dozens of activists in the second-largest city of Saint Petersburg.

Silvio Berlusconi briefly hospitalised after fall

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was briefly hospitalised after a fall, the mayor of a Tuscan town where he was due to attend a meeting of his political party Forza Italia said Saturday.

World’s only Tiananmen museum returns to Hong Kong

The world’s first museum dedicated to China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown will once again open its doors in Hong Kong after a months-long closure as the city prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to Beijing.

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