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Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume. Details New Russia drills after Ukraine raid Russia announces new military exercises on its border with Ukraine, after Kiev orders troops to move against separatists in the east. Details Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name. Details US medics killed in Kabul attack Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say. Details Korea ferry disaster school reopens The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again. Details Japan pact 'covers disputed islands' US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward. Details South Sudan treason charges dropped South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war. Details Abdullah leads Afghan poll count Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected. Details Deadly air strike on Syria market A Syrian government air strike on a market in a rebel-held town in Aleppo kills more than 20 people, activist groups say. Details Russia extends Navalny house arrest A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions. Details US to propose 'fast lane' net rules New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all. Details John Paul II crucifix crushes man A 21-year old man has been crushed to death by a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II in northern Italy. Details Blood 'is not from headless king' An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say. Details