来源:BBC 2019-03-16

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BBC news with David Austin.

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has arrived at the presidential palacein Rome to submit his formal resignation. It follows his crushing defeat inSunday's constitutional referendum. The president will have to decide how best to move the country out of its present predicament.

Manuel Valls says he is resigning as prime minister of France to seek the Socialist Party's nomination for next year's presidential election. Opinion polls have suggested Mr. Valls is the favorite to win the Socialist ticket, but analysts say the chosen candidate may struggle to reach the second round.

Hospital authorities in Tamil Nadu have announced the Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, thechief minister of the Southern Indian state and one of India's most popularpolitical leaders, has died after a prolonged illness. Yesterday she suffered cardiac rest. The former film star Jayalalithaa was idolized by many in Tamil Nadueven though she was briefly imprisoned for corruption.

An appeal court in the Gambia has ordered the release on bail of the opposition politician Ousainou Darboe and 18 others. Their release comes three days after president Yahya Jammeh lost in election after 22 years in power.

The United Nations says an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by peace keepers in the Central Africa Republic has identified 41 of the alleged perpetrators,25 were from Burundi and 16 from Gabon.

The South American Football Confederation has officially declared the Brazilianclub Chapecoense champions of this year Sudamericana Cup following the accidentthat killed most of its players.

And Chinese investors have bought a traditional British pub where president XiJinping enjoyed a pint of beer and fish and chips on a visit last year. He wastaken to the hostelry called the Plough by the then British ministerDavid Cameron. Since then its become a tourist attraction for Chinese visitors.Those are the latest stories from BBC news.