1. Trump abortion backlash spotlights a Republican balancing act
- After Donald Trump said that Florida's six-week abortion ban was a "terrible mistake", he received backlash from conservative activists who want the ban to spread nationwide.
- However, his comments also revealed the challenges for Republican messaging on one of the USA's most polarizing issues.
- Republicans are scrambling to find a position on abortion without causing a public uproar.

2. Libya flood: Derna mayor's house burnt down in protests
- The mayor's home in Derna has been burnt down as hundreds of protesters demanded answers for last week's catastrophic flood.
- They gathered at Sahaba Mosque, chanting for officials to be fired.
- Derna's whole city council has now been dismissed.

3. Azerbaijan launches operation against Nagorno-Karabakh and demands surrender
- Azerbaijan has launched anti-terrorist operations in areas of its Nagorno-Karabakh region under ethnic-Armenian control.
- Tensions in the South Caucasus have been high around the breakaway enclave, recognised as part of Azerbaijan.
- Azerbaijan and Armenia last went to war 3 years ago and Baku made clear this time would stop only with a surrender.

1. Trump abortion backlash spotlights a Republican balancing act
- After Donald Trump labelled Florida's six-week abortion ban a "terrible mistake", he received attack from powerful conservative activists who want the ban to proceed nationwide.
- However, his comments also revealed the challenges for Republican messaging on one of the country's most polarizing issues.
- Republicans are scrambling to find a position on abortion that placates their base without alienating the broader public.

2. Libya flood: Derna mayor's house burnt down in protests
- The mayor's home in the Libyan city of Derna has been burnt down as hundreds of protesters demanded answers for last week's catastrophic flood.
- They gathered at Sahaba Mosque, chanting for officials to be sacked.
- Derna's whole city council has now been dismissed.

3. Azerbaijan launches operation against Nagorno-Karabakh and demands surrender
- Azerbaijan has launched anti-terrorist operations in areas of its Nagorno-Karabakh region under ethnic-Armenian control.
- Tensions in the South Caucasus have been high for months around the breakaway enclave, recognised as part of Azerbaijan.
- Azerbaijan and Armenia last went to war 3 years ago and Baku made clear the latest offensive would stop only with a surrender.

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