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Thousands rally to oppose Italy cuts Thousands of protesters, led by trade unionists, rally in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government. Details Nigeria army imposes curfew on city Nigeria's military announces a 24-hour curfew in parts of the city of Maiduguri and says it has arrested 65 militants as it fights Boko Haram rebels. Details Saudi woman reaches Everest summit A 25-year-old Saudi woman makes history by reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain. Details N Korea 'fires short-range missiles' North Korea has fired three short-range missiles as part of an apparent routine test-launch, South Korea says. Details Warner in Twitter row investigation Opening batsman David Warner is asked by Cricket Australia to explain why abusive messages to journalists are on his Twitter account. Details Russia reveals CIA chief's identity Russia publicly names the man it believes to be the US intelligence chief in Moscow, a breach of diplomatic protocol. Details Hollande signs gay marriage bill President Francois Hollande signs into law a controversial bill making France the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage. 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 Afghan MPs halt women's law debate The Afghan parliament interrupts debate on a law to prevent violence against women, with conservatives calling for it to be scrapped. Details Dozens injured in US train crash More than 60 people were injured, at least two critically, after a head-on collision between two commuter trains near New York, officials say. Details Chinese man detained in Kashmir A Chinese man in Pakistani-administered Kashmir is taken into protective custody after he was accused of desecrating the Koran, officials say. Details Tunisia bars Salafist gathering Tunisia bans the radical Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia from holding a meeting in the city of Kairouan, raising fears of possible violence. Details Sweden hosts Eurovision extravaganza Singer Bonnie Tyler is set to make her Eurovision debut on Saturday when she performs UK entry Believe In Me at the annual contest in Malmo, Sweden. Details