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The Syrian military declares a 72-hour "regime of calm" covering the whole country, though there are reports of continuing fighting outside Damascus.
Drone footage from Nanling, Anhui Province in China, shows the extent of flooding there.
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.
More than 500,000 hoverboards have been recalled in the US because of a fire risk.
The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party splits after a row over anti-Semitism sparked by the views of one of its lawmakers.
The streets of Zimbabwe's main cities are deserted during a nationwide stay away to protest at the lack of jobs and unpaid wages.
Video emerges appearing to show two white police officers holding down and shooting dead a black man during an altercation in Louisiana.
Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi and his father are sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, but will probably avoid jail.
The Chinese city of Wuhan is on red alert for more heavy rainfall, after torrential downpours overnight left parts of the city submerged.