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* Koala named Timberwolf after Queensland car ride

July 28 (BBC) A koala in Australia has had a lucky escape surviving a 54.5 mile (88km) ride clinging to the bottom of a car. Timberwolf the koala was said to have been hit by a car but managed to hang on as it drove down a busy highway. The Australia Zoo hospital where he is recovering said he survived with no injuries except a broken nail.
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* India: Curfew relaxed after clashes in Saharanpur

July 28 (BBC) Authorities in India's Uttar Pradesh state have relaxed a curfew in the city of Saharanpur after clashes between Sikhs and Muslims left three people dead and 20 others injured. The police said 38 people have been arrested in the connection with the incident.
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* MH17 crash: Dutch experts cancel Ukraine crash site trip

July 27 (BBC) Dutch experts have cancelled plans to head to the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, international officials say. Fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops in the area has prevented access to the site, they add.
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* Pakistani woman climbs world's seven highest peaks

July 27 (CNN) Islamabad- Samina Baig became the first Pakistani woman to climb seven highest peaks in seven continents in under eight months, media reported on Sunday. Baig, 23, has completed the challenge of climbing seven of the highest mountains around the world, including Mount Everest which she scaled in May 2013, Dawn online reported.
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* Bangladeshi aircraft caught fire at Nepal's airport, passengers safe

July 28 (Xinhua) KATHMANDU- A Bangladeshi aircraft was caught a minor fire while landing at Kathmandu-based Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Monday afternoon, officials said. Airport police said the wheels of Biman Bangladesh Airlines BG702 flight was caught a fire when it started landing at around 2 p.m. local time.
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* MH17 jet 'downed by missile shrapnel,' says Ukraine

July 28 (BBC) Security officials in Ukraine say the downed Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure after it was punctured by shrapnel from a missile. They say the information came from the plane's flight data recorders, which are being analysed by British experts.
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* Lord John Prescott Brands Israeli Gaza Offensive 'War Crime'

July 27 (IBT) British former deputy prime minister Lord John Prescott has likened the Gaza Strip to a concentration camp and branded Israel's bombardment of the region a war crime. As a temporary ceasefire between the sides broke down this morning, the peer writes in the Sunday Mirror that, "The military action supposedly targeting Hamas is so brutally disproportionate and so grossly indiscriminate that it makes it impossible not to view Israel's actions as war crimes.
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