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From Washington, this is VOA News.

I’m Dave DeForest reporting.

Brazil's political crisis deepens: The speaker of the lower house of Congress invalidated a vote last month that would launch an impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

Interim Speaker Waldir Maranhao said the new vote would be taken on whether to impeach the 68-year-old leader. It is not clear why he annulled the earlier vote.

A Mexican judge has ruled that drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to face charges in the United States.

Mexico's federal court authority announced the approval of the extradition request Monday, but the final decision lies with the foreign ministry.

Guzman's lawyers can appeal the decision.

A British reporter was ordered by state authorities to leave North Korea. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, along with his producer and cameraman, were detained Friday at the Pyongyang airport as they tried to leave the country.

The BBC says Wingfield-Hayes had recently been detained for allegedly "insulting the dignity" of the country in the run-up to the recent party congress.

An alliance backing mainstream candidates is claiming victory in Lebanon's first round of local elections. Members of the Beirut list, an alliance backed by former prime minister Saad Hariri and other senior politicians, announced they had won all 24 seats in the Beirut municipality.

Municipal elections were held in Beirut and the eastern Bekaa Valley.

Sunday's elections were the first in Lebanon since 2010. The government has postponed parliamentary elections, citing security concerns linked to the conflict in neighboring Syria. Three other rounds of voting will take place in other parts of the country in the coming weeks.

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