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Latest update : 2011-11-15

Did Israel assassinate an Iranian nuclear scientist?

In today's international press round up - we look at the challenges facing Mario Monti, whether Israel assassinated an Iranian nuclear scientist, and the press going on trial in the UK.

Corriere della Sera reports Mario Monti has threatened to resign if he can't get political consensus - and they also have a whole alphabet of 26 things they want him to do.

The Israeli press, including the Yedioth Ahronaroth, report both Western and Iranian intelligence sources saying Mossad may have been behind this weekend's assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist.

The Guardian looks at how far the Occupy movement has spread around the world - with a handy map.

The Independent says the press is on trial in the UK, as the Leveson inquiry kicks off into phone hacking - and it's already caused 58% of people to lose faith in journalists, according to the Guardian.

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