1. Gabon coup leaders name Gen Brice Oligui Nguema as new leader
- Army officers who gained power in a coup in Gabon have named Gen Brice Oliguria Nguema as the country's transitional leader.
- Earlier, his troops carried Gen Nguema triumphantly through the streets of the capital Libreville.
- The deposed President,. Ali Bongo, has appeared in a video at his home, calling on his friends all over the world to speak up on his behalf.

2. Meloni's partner Andrea Giambruno criticised for Italy rape remarks
- Italian TV hose Andrea Giambruno has been accused of victim-blaming after he said young women could avoid rape by not getting drunk.
- In Sicily, seven men have been accused of gang-raping a teenager, while six youths are said to have raped two young cousins in Caivano town.
- Prime Minister Meloni has said she will visit Cavano on Thursday to show unity to residents after the attack in a town that has struggled with drug trafficking and mafia-led organised crime.

3. Grant Shapps gets defence job in mini reshuffle
- Rishi Sunak has promoted cabinet veteran Grant Shapps to the role of defence secretary, changing his top team.
- Mr Shapps, who has held five ministerial jobs in the past year, replaces Ben Wallace, who is leaving politics at the next election.
- His appointment was not widely expected but he is seen as a reliable person and an effective communicator.

1. Gabon coup leaders name Gen Brice Oligui Nguema as new leader
- Army officers who seized power in a coup in Gabon on Wednesday have named Gen Brice Oliguria Nguema as the country's transitional leader.
- Gen Nguema was earlier carried triumphantly through the streets of the capital Libreville by his troops.
- The deposed President,. Ali Bongo, has appeared in a video at his home, calling on his friends all over the world to make noise on his behalf.

2. Meloni's partner Andrea Giambruno criticised for Italy rape remarks
- Italian TV hose Andrea Giambruno has been accused of victim-blaming after he appeared to say young women could avoid rape by not getting drunk.
- In Sicily, seven men have been accused of gang-raping a teenager, while six youths are said to have raped two young cousins in Caivano town near Naples.
- Prime Minister Meloni has said she will visit Cavano on Thursday to show solidarity to residents in the wake of the attack in a town that has struggled with drug trafficking and mafia-led organised crime.

3. Grant Shapps gets defence job in mini reshuffle
- Rishi Sunak has promoted cabinet veteran Grant Shapps to the role of defence secretary in a mini reshuffle of his top team.
- Mr Shapps, who has held five ministerial jobs in the past year, replaces Ben Wallace, who is leaving politics at the next election.
- His appointment was not widely expected but he is seen as a safe pair of hands and an effective communicator.

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