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Syria conflict: Army declares 72-hour Eid al-Fitr truce

July 6, 2016 - 12:10pm
The Syrian military declares a 72-hour "regime of calm" covering the whole country, though there are reports of continuing fighting outside Damascus.
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Drone footage of China floods devastation

July 6, 2016 - 11:37am
Drone footage from Nanling, Anhui Province in China, shows the extent of flooding there.
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Justice done?

July 6, 2016 - 11:22am
There is a prevailing sense that Oscar Pistorius got off lightly with a six-year sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the BBC's Pumza Fihlani writes.
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Half a million hoverboards recalled in US

July 6, 2016 - 11:12am
More than 500,000 hoverboards have been recalled in the US because of a fire risk.
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Anti-Semitism row splits Germany's AfD populist party

July 6, 2016 - 11:11am
The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party splits after a row over anti-Semitism sparked by the views of one of its lawmakers.
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Zimbabwe 'shut down' over economic collapse

July 6, 2016 - 10:57am
The streets of Zimbabwe's main cities are deserted during a nationwide stay away to protest at the lack of jobs and unpaid wages.
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Alton Sterling: Video 'shows US police shooting black man in Louisiana'

July 6, 2016 - 10:21am
Video emerges appearing to show two white police officers holding down and shooting dead a black man during an altercation in Louisiana.
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Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud

July 6, 2016 - 10:20am
Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi and his father are sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, but will probably avoid jail.
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China flooding: Wuhan on red alert for further rain

July 6, 2016 - 9:55am
The Chinese city of Wuhan is on red alert for more heavy rainfall, after torrential downpours overnight left parts of the city submerged.
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