KEEP OUT: Police stand guard near a fuel depot in southeastern France after it was blocked by workers opposed to government labour reforms. Protesters escalated their three-month-long protest by blockading France’s oil refineries and fuel depots, causing petrol shortages in parts of France. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/BORIS HORVAT
KEEP OUT: Police stand guard near a fuel depot in southeastern France after it was blocked by workers opposed to government labour reforms. Protesters escalated their three-month-long protest by blockading France’s oil refineries and fuel depots, causing petrol shortages in parts of France. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/BORIS HORVAT
Protesters gather in opposition to Michel Temer, Brazil’s acting president, in Rio de Janeiro. Temer was forced to undertake damage-control after accusations that his team sought to obstruct a sweeping corruption probe. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DADO GALDEIERI
Protesters gather in opposition to Michel Temer, Brazil’s acting president, in Rio de Janeiro. Temer was forced to undertake damage-control after accusations that his team sought to obstruct a sweeping corruption probe. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DADO GALDEIERI
Vietnamese use smartphones to take pictures of US president Barack Obama’s motorcade in Hanoi. Obama scrapped a Cold War-era ban on weapons sales to Vietnam during the visit, which sought to improve trade relations. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/JIM WATSON
Vietnamese use smartphones to take pictures of US president Barack Obama’s motorcade in Hanoi. Obama scrapped a Cold War-era ban on weapons sales to Vietnam during the visit, which sought to improve trade relations. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/JIM WATSON

AFRICA

• Egyptian sources suggest an explosion may have caused an EgyptAir plane to crash in the Mediterranean.

• A second girl kidnapped by Boko Haram is found in Nigeria, the government claims.

• Angola’s supreme court acquits activist Marcos Mavungo, who was jailed in 2015 for planning an anti-government protest.

• Peace talks to resolve Burundi’s political crisis resume in Tanzania, but opposition parties are barred from participating.

• A state in Nigeria declares an emergency after pests destroy 80% of the tomato crop.

• SA’s Supreme Court of Appeal dismisses a government bid to uphold a seven-year ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn.

ABROAD

• Greek police dismantle a refugee camp on the border with Macedonia.

• India’s health ministry orders an inquiry after a study finds cancer-causing chemicals in bread and other bakery products.

• French officials raid the Paris offices of Google as part of a €1.6bn tax fraud probe.

• A US police officer is cleared of four charges in the case of Freddie Gray, who died in 2015 in police custody.

• Bayer makes a $62bn bid for genetically modified seed maker Monsanto.

• India will invest $500m to develop a port in Iran, expanding a trade route.

• A sugar shortage forces soft drinks makers to stop producing in Venezuela, which is hit by a food and energy shortage.

• Greece adopts another batch of spending cuts and tax hikes ahead of a meeting expected to unlock fresh bailout funds.

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