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France declares three days of national mourning.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared three days of national mourning from tomorrow for the victims of the attack in Nice. The state of emergency, in place since November's Paris attacks carried out by the Islamic State terrorist group, has been extended by three months. The attack in Nice began shortly after the end of a firework display on the seafront for Bastille Day, which is the country's national holiday.

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Many dead as lorry hits crowd in Nice.

A lorry has struck a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing about 60 people, officials are quoted as saying by local media. The incident took place on the famous Promenade des Anglais during a firework display.

One image on Twitter showed about a dozen people lying on the street. The local prefecture has urged people in the area to remain indoors, calling the incident "an attack".

New Prime Minister Theresa May says she wants to "build a better Britain".

Mrs.Theresa May has said that she will work to "build a better Britain", after she met the Queen at Buckingham Palace to accept the role of prime minister. Mr. David Cameron, who has resigned  said being prime minister had been "the greatest honour" of his life as he prepared to formally resign.

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Obama makes call for unity at Dallas memorial

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on protesters, police and the public to open their hearts and drop their preconceptions to deal with racism and violence in the country.

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Nepal’s biggest stone Buddha statue

Nepal’s biggest stone Buddha statue is ready to view now. The statue has been installed in Mustang district of Nepal behind the mountains .

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Obama urges US to 'reject despair'.

US President Barack Obama has urged the US to "reject despair" as he paid tribute to five police officers killed during a deadly sniper attack in Dallas. He told a memorial service in the city the US must "try to find some meaning amidst our sorrow" and could unite.

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Italy train collision leaves 20 dead.

Twenty people have been killed and dozens more hurt in a head-on collision involving two passenger trains in southern Italy. The two trains were on a single-track line at the time of the crash, between the coastal towns of Bari and Barletta.

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UN seeks end to South Sudan violence.

The UN Security Council has called on warring factions in South Sudan to immediately end the recent fighting and prevent the spread of violence. In a unanimous statement, the council condemned the fighting "in the strongest terms" and expressed "particular shock and outrage" at attacks on UN sites.

It also called for additional peace keepers as a response. Hundreds are reported to have died in clashes since Friday.

The US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka this week.

The US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka this week.

The State Department says that she is accompanied by Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asia Manpreet Singh. She will travel to Sri Lanka after visiting Dhaka where she will meet with Bangladesh government officials to discuss issues of shared concern and offer U.S. assistance to the Bangladeshi government's efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism.

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Nato to use surveillance planes against IS.

 

The Nato military alliance has agreed to use surveillance planes in the fight against so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg says.

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