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World News Update, what you need to know

AAP logoAAP 31/07/2016

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is accusing Donald Trump of scapegoating the parents of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq, after the Republican nominee took issue with remarks the soldier's father made at the Democratic National Convention. (US VOTE)


AUSTIN, Texas - A shooting in a crowded entertainment district in downtown Austin has left one woman dead, three others wounded and police searching for a suspect.

LOCKHART, Texas - At least 16 people have been killed in a hot air balloon crash in Central Texas, the National Transportation Safety Board says, cautioning that investigators haven't officially determined the exact number of passengers and what caused the worst such disaster in US history.

LONDON - Nineteen people are being rescued from a fairground ride which became stuck 20 metres above the ground in central London.

WASHINGTON - US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says Russian intelligence services hacked into Democratic National Committee computers and is accusing Republican contender Donald Trump of showing support for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's Foreign Minister Jose Serra has labelled the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency a "nightmare" and urged all Americans to vote for Democratic contender Hillary Clinton.

PARIS - Muslims in several parts of France and Italy have attended Catholic masses in a gesture of solidarity after the killing of a French priest in Normandy by Islamist militants.

BERLIN - Turkey would have to back out of its agreement with the European Union to stem the flow of migrants into the bloc if the EU does not deliver visa-free travel for Turks, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says.

LONDON - Cockroaches, locusts and crickets were released into two Byron Hamburger restaurants in the United Kingdom as part of a protest against the chain's role in an immigration swoop which saw dozens of its workers rounded up.

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