News from around the world, May 27

Marine Le Pen's far-right French party has edged just ahead in European elections.
Marine Le Pen's far-right French party has edged just ahead in European elections.

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Centrists hold but just in EU election

Marine Le Pen's far-right party has edged just ahead of the centrist alliance of President Emmanuel Macron in exit polls as French voters led what pollsters expect to be a nationalist surge in the EU parliament election.

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Greek PM to call snap early election

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he will call snap elections following the defeat of his Syriza party in European Parliament elections.

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Boat sinks in Congo lake, at least 30 dead

Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake.

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Race to be UK PM centres on Brexit battle

The prospect of a "no deal" Brexit is fast becoming the central battle of the race to succeed Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, as environment minister Michael Gove became the latest candidate to declare.

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Tornadoes rake Oklahoma, killing two

Two tornadoes have struck different cities in the US state of Oklahoma, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others.

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Strong quake rocks northern Peru, one dead

Peruvian authorities are scrambling to assess the damage after an earthquake with a magnitude as high as 8.0 rocked the Peruvian Amazon region, leaving at least one person dead.

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Kathmandu rocked by explosions, four dead

Four people have been killed and seven others injured in three separate explosions in the Nepali capital Kathmandu and police say they suspect a Maoist splinter group may have been responsible.

Australian Associated Press