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Thousands of people have fled Mosul since the launch of the offensive to retake the city

Hundreds of people have fallen ill and a child has died of suspected food poisoning at a camp for displaced people near the Iraqi city of Mosul.

People were said to be vomiting and suffering dehydration after an iftar meal, to break the daily Ramadan fast.

The Hasansham U2 camp, between Mosul and Irbil, houses people displaced by an Iraqi offensive to capture Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS).

IS fighters are currently under heavy siege in the west of the city.

China has intensified its economic investment into the Central American country in recent years

Panama has cut long-standing diplomatic ties with Taiwan and established relations with China, in a diplomatic coup for Beijing.

The Panamanian government said it recognised there was "only one China" and considered Taiwan part of it.

Taiwan expressed "anger and regret", and accused Panama of "bullying".

Emmanuel Macron needs a strong majority to push through his reforms

The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections.

Projections show La République en Marche (Republic on the Move) and its MoDem ally set to win up to 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.

The Socialists, France's former ruling party, are seen losing 200 seats.

Melania and Barron Trump have now made the move to the capital

Melania Trump and son Barron have moved into the White House - five months after her husband Donald took office. Mrs Trump and the couple's 11-year-old son had stayed behind in New York so Barron could finish the school year.

The decision was seen as strange by some, as she was the first presidential spouse in recent years not to relocate to the capital immediately.

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