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R. Kelly found guilty in sex trafficking trial
After decades of allegations, the singer was found guilty of running a scheme to abuse women and children. Also: Landsat-9 satellite is launched into space to picture Earth, and what does President Putin do on holiday?
Germany election: narrow victory for centre-left
Olaf Scholz says his Social Democrats plan to build a new coalition government, working with the Greens and liberal Free Democrats, but Angela Merkel’s CDU party is still hoping to hold on to power. Also: China tries to restore electricity supplies after widespread power cuts, and how flip flops gave some exam students in India an unfair advantage.
Germany: tight race for rivals to succeed Merkel
Social Democrats are on course for a narrow victory in parliamentary elections in Germany. Also, UN watchdog says Iran has not allowed its inspectors full access to its nuclear sites, and Swiss voters back legalisation of same-sex marriage.
Chinese tech boss flies home to red carpet welcome
Huawei's Meng Wanzhou flew into Shenzhen -- hours after two Canadians freed by China also returned home. Also today: Germans go to the polls to elect Angela Merkel’s successor; Kabul’s schoolgirls demand a return to class; and Britain performs a Brexit u-turn to attract more lorry drivers.
Deal struck to end legal standoff over Huawei telecom executive
The senior Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, is expected to return home to China under a deal with US prosecutors; Mixed reaction to plans to hold the football world cup every two years? and a Kenyan policeman is re-instated after being fired for failing to turn up for work - whilst in a coma.
India: gunmen dressed as lawyers shoot gangster dead
Jitender Gogi was in court in Delhi when two people opened fire. Also the European Commission urges Poland to give the necessary care and assistance to migrants caught in a stand-off on the border between Poland and Belarus, a campaign in the UK to help female judges get out of Afghanistan, and an Australian doctor comes up with a new technique to save the lives of shark-bite victims.