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* Drug smuggling Underwater drones seized by Spanish police

July 04 (BBC) Spanish police have seized three underwater drones built to smuggle drugs across the sea from Morocco. The unmanned submersibles are apparently capable of carrying up to 200kg (441lbs) of cargo. As part of the 14-month investigation, eight people have been arrested in Cadiz, Malaga, and Barcelona.
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* Sydney floods: Tens of thousands told to evacuate

July 03 (BBC) A man has died and thousands of people have been told to evacuate their homes amid torrential rain and flash flooding in Australia’s largest city, Sydney. Roads have been cut off, with 18 evacuation orders in western Sydney alone and warnings of more to come.
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* Biden vows to protect women travelling for abortion

July 02 (BBC) US president Joe Biden has said that women travelling for abortions will be protected by the federal government. Millions of women in the US lost the constitutional right to abortion in June, after the Supreme Court overturned its 50-year-old Roe v Wade decision.
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* Quake near southern Iran coast kills five

July 02 (BBC) At least five people have been killed and more than 50 injured by a powerful earthquake and aftershocks in Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan. The quake struck at 02:00 local time on Saturday (21:30 GMT Friday) near the coast, 100km (60 miles) south-west of the provincial capital Bandar Abbas.
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* Six dead in 4 July parade shooting near Chicago

July 04 (BBC) Six people have been shot dead at a 4 July Independence Day parade near the US city of Chicago, city officials say. The event in the city of Highland Park was suddenly halted about 10 minutes after it began, when several shots were heard.
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* At least five killed in Italian Marmolada glacier collapse

July 03 (BBC) At least five people have been killed after being caught in an avalanche sparked by the collapse of a glacier in the northern Italian Alps. Emergency officials said eight others were injured in the collapse, with two people suffering serious injuries.
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* Brazil: Rio’s residents garden their way out of hunger

July 02 (BBC) Not too long ago, Fernanda da Silva was going hungry, like millions of other Brazilians. The 40-year-old mother of three was out of work and money was tight. Her husband’s monthly earnings as a doorman - 1,300 reais ($250), just over a minimum salary
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