ON HER WAY: A Brazilian congressional committee celebrates after a vote to recommend that President Dilma Rousseff be impeached, in advance of a vote in the lower house to decide whether she should face trial. Rousseff is accused of fiddling with accounts to mask the dire state of the government budget during her 2014 re-election. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/EVARISTO SA
ON HER WAY: A Brazilian congressional committee celebrates after a vote to recommend that President Dilma Rousseff be impeached, in advance of a vote in the lower house to decide whether she should face trial. Rousseff is accused of fiddling with accounts to mask the dire state of the government budget during her 2014 re-election. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/EVARISTO SA
Foreign ministers of Germany, Japan, the UK and Canada visit Hiroshima with US secretary of state John Kerry to offer wreaths at a  memorial for victims of the 1945 atomic bomb dropped by the US. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/KAZUHIRO NOGI
Foreign ministers of Germany, Japan, the UK and Canada visit Hiroshima with US secretary of state John Kerry to offer wreaths at a memorial for victims of the 1945 atomic bomb dropped by the US. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/KAZUHIRO NOGI
A woman casts her vote at a polling station in N'djamena, Chad, in an election likeley to extend the 26-year rule of President Idriss Deby. Access to the Internet was cut, preventing citizens from using social media platforms. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ISSOUF SANOGO
A woman casts her vote at a polling station in N'djamena, Chad, in an election likeley to extend the 26-year rule of President Idriss Deby. Access to the Internet was cut, preventing citizens from using social media platforms. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ISSOUF SANOGO
Protesters demonstrate against British prime minister David Cameron outside a Conservative Party event in London following revelations in the Panama Papers about Cameron's father offshore business interests. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/NIKLAS HALLE'N
Protesters demonstrate against British prime minister David Cameron outside a Conservative Party event in London following revelations in the Panama Papers about Cameron's father offshore business interests. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/NIKLAS HALLE'N

AFRICA

• Madagascar’s president appoints a new prime minister, two days after a confused announcement over the resignation of the previous premier.

• Saudi King Salman announces an agreement with Egypt to build a bridge over the Red Sea to connect the two countries.

• West Africa’s regional bloc Ecowas rules that it will hear the case of Nigeria’s ex-national security adviser Sambo Dasuki, who claims he was unlawfully arrested.

• A lobby group says the UN failed to look into crimes committed by peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic.

• Residents of Darfur, Sudan vote in a referendum on whether to reunite their arid western region into one entity.

ABROAD

• Taiwan says Kenya used weapons and teargas to force 37 Taiwanese on to a plane bound for mainland China.

• The EU unveils plans to force large firms to disclose more about their tax affairs.

• A truce aimed at ending a year of war in Yemen holds, in spite of reports of fighting.

• Former Fifa vice-president Alfredo Hawit pleads guilty to four counts of conspiracy linked to a football bribery scandal.

• China will release more water from a dam in the province of Yunnan to help alleviate a drought in parts of Southeast Asia.

• Italy’s financial industry approves a government-backed plan to set up a rescue fund to help weaker banks.

• A 400-year-old Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio painting worth as much as €100m is found in an attic in France.

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