AFP 0500 GMT News Advisory
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-- TOP STORIES --
+ Mexico party's new face claims presidential vote win
+ New H.K. leader vows to listen after massive protest
+ Apple pays $60 million to resolve iPad suit in China
+ Spain celebrates historic 4-0 victory in Euro champs
Enrique Pena Nieto, the youthful candidate of the party that governed Mexico for decades, wins a resounding victory in the country's presidential election, early exit polls show.
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Hong Kong's new leader vows he will "humbly" listen to the public, but some media are already branding him a lame duck after the city saw its biggest protest for years on the anniversary of its return to Chinese rule.
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US technology giant Apple has paid $60 million to a Chinese firm to settle a long-running dispute over the iPad trademark in China, a provincial court handling the case reports.
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Spain's footballers are set to make a glorious homecoming, after successfully defending their European championship title and making history as the first team to record back-to-back wins in the competition.
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-- ASIA --
SEJONG CITY, South Korea
South Korea inaugurates a mini-capital to house much of the nation's government, ending a decade of wrangling over a project seen by critics as driven by politics.
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"Shadow shogun" Ichiro Ozawa and 51 of his followers break away from Japan's ruling party in protest at a sales tax hike, but fail to amass a big enough rebellion to overturn the government's majority.
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Google, at a conference in quake-prone Japan, urges governments to improve their delivery of information to allow citizens and first responders to make better use of the Internet during natural disasters.
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The first China-born editor of Hong Kong's flagship English-language newspaper admits he made a "bad call" in cutting coverage of a mainland dissident's death, but denies he is a stooge for Beijing.
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-- AMERICAS --
Utility crews make slow progress in restoring electricity to millions of households amid a record-setting heatwave in the eastern United States that shows no sign of abating soon.
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez stages a huge rally despite his lingering health problems as he and rival Henrique Capriles formally launch their campaigns for October elections.
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-- MIDDLE EAST --
The opposition and state media both brand an international plan for a transition in strife-torn Syria a failure, as the death toll from a weekend of violence nears 160.
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-- EUROPE --
The chairman of Barclays Bank is set to step down after the institution was fined for attempting to manipulate the inter-bank lending rate, according to reports.
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Ailing Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras must face a crucial audit by Greece's creditors this week and may be tempted to push a change of rescue terms more in line with what was recently offered Spain.
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-- AFRICA --
Islamist rebels in northern Mali smash four more tombs of ancient Muslim saints in Timbuktu as the International Criminal Court warns their campaign of destruction amounts to a war crime.
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