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Here are feeds from the BBC to offer a quick summary of what's happening in our world.
BBC News - World
Nine US 'duck boat' victims from the same family - governor
Seventeen people were killed when an amphibious "duck boat" carrying tourists sank in stormy weather.
Israel carries out Gaza strikes as soldier dies from gunshot
Israel's army kills four in a wave of attacks, as it suffers its first fatality in renewed clashes.
Japan heatwave: Warnings issued amid scorching temperatures
Scorching temperatures have killed 30 people in two weeks, prompting officials to issue warnings.
Ohio death row inmate spared after childhood abuse revelations
New evidence detailed how Raymond Tibbetts had been burned, thrown down stairs and beaten as a child.
Former Farc rebels take seats in Colombia congress
President Santos welcomes Farc members to Congress, saying he is happy to see them respect the constitution.
Polish judges law: MPs back further changes amid row
The changes supported by MPs make it easier to replace a defiant head of the Supreme Court.
Ukraine crisis: US to give Kiev $200m in defence support
Ukraine has been fighting Russian-backed separatists in the east of the country since 2014.
Trump 'secretly recorded discussing payment to Playboy model'
Mr Trump reportedly discusses paying hush money to cover up an alleged affair with Karen McDougal.
James Gunn: Guardians of the Galaxy director fired over offensive tweets
James Gunn will not film the franchise's third instalment after offensive old tweets resurfaced.
Tanzania and Kenya row over delay to wildebeest migration
Kenyan tour operators allege Tanzanian actions are affecting its tourism industry.
BBC News - Science & Environment
Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation
How the giant Lovell radio telescope at Jodrell Bank is transformed into a 3,200 tonne art installation.
Arctic wild goose chase threatens chicks as temperatures rise
Migrating geese race to warmer Arctic but are too worn out to lay their eggs early when they get there.
Wanted: Any name other than 'Spacey McSpaceFace'
What should we call a six-wheeled robot going to the Red Planet to look for signs of life?
The cost of Trump's Endangered Species Act proposal
The Trump administration wants to weaken the landmark protection law. What species are under threat?
Is UK barbecue charcoal fuelling global deforestation?
A growing taste for al fresco dining is driving record charcoal sales in the UK but is it also fuelling global deforestation and climate change?
Whale killing: DNA shows Iceland whale was rare hybrid
Genetic material proves that the animal killed off the coast of Iceland was not a blue whale but a rare hybrid.
Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years
The Atlantic system that warms the UK is slowing down but this may cause even more heating.
Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world
The fossil of a prehistoric snake that lived alongside the dinosaurs has been found entombed in amber.
Two halves of Attenborough polar ship joined together
Engineers at Cammell Laird shipyard add the top six decks to the hull of the UK's new polar ship.
Theresa May announces new environment bill
PM commits to laws that will ensure environmental protection improves - but not everyone is convinced.
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