MISSION IMPOSSIBLE  Nasa scientists celebrate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, after their Juno spacecraft was successfully placed into Jupiter’s orbit. Juno was launched in 2011, the start of a five-year voyage to the planet. It will orbit Jupiter for 20 months to learn everything it can about the solar system’s largest planet. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ROBYN BECK
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Nasa scientists celebrate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, after their Juno spacecraft was successfully placed into Jupiter’s orbit. Juno was launched in 2011, the start of a five-year voyage to the planet. It will orbit Jupiter for 20 months to learn everything it can about the solar system’s largest planet. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ROBYN BECK
A protester is held back shortly before Nigel Farage announces that he will step down as leader of the UK Independence Party. The controversial figure has vowed to scrutinise negotiations over Britain’s exit from the EU. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/BEN STANSALL
A protester is held back shortly before Nigel Farage announces that he will step down as leader of the UK Independence Party. The controversial figure has vowed to scrutinise negotiations over Britain’s exit from the EU. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/BEN STANSALL
A worker hangs denim jeans outside a factory at an apparel park in Karnataka, India.  The absence of a direct water supply has added to  distress among small garment-makers, and is expected to further deter new business. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DHIRAJ SINGH
A worker hangs denim jeans outside a factory at an apparel park in Karnataka, India. The absence of a direct water supply has added to distress among small garment-makers, and is expected to further deter new business. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DHIRAJ SINGH
Relatives of victims gather at the site of an attack on a shopping area  in the Karrada neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. More than 200 people were killed ahead of a holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/SABHA ARAR
Relatives of victims gather at the site of an attack on a shopping area in the Karrada neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. More than 200 people were killed ahead of a holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/SABHA ARAR

AFRICA

• An Angolan court says 17 activists jailed for a “rebellion” against President Jose dos Santos must be conditionally released.

Hundreds march in Kenya to protest against the killing by police of a human rights lawyer, his client and their driver.

• Violence erupts in South Sudan, causing 70,000 people to be displaced, as faith in its shaky peace deal flounders.

• Four aides to former Côte d’Ivoire leader Laurent Gbagbo return home from exile in Ghana five years after Gbagbo was ousted over a disputed election.

• Zimbabwean police break up a protest by minibus drivers objecting to harassment.

• Namibia cuts ties with two North Korean companies to comply with UN sanctions.

ABROAD

• Share prices of Italian banks plunge after fears about bad debts, as the government explores ways to boost their liquidity.

• Colombia’s Farc says the group will stop charging businesses a “revolutionary tax” as a peace deal appears close.

• Russia will exhaust one of two sovereign funds next year to fill holes in its budget left by a slump in oil prices.

• China offers to start negotiations with the Philippines over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, as long as it ignores an arbitration ruling expected next week.

• A study says the US holds more oil reserves (and undiscovered deposits) than large exporters Saudi Arabia and Russia.

• Australia’s prime minister accepts the blame for election results that threaten to leave Australia with a hung parliament.

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