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World News Update, what you need to know

AAP logoAAP 15/08/2016

Australian golfer Robert Allenby's fate following his early morning arrest inside an Illinois casino will be decided by local prosecutors.

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WASHINGTON - Republican Donald Trump should fix his stumbling White House campaign by Labor Day or step down, The Wall Street Journal says in a sharply worded warning from a leading conservative voice.

MOSCOW - Russia and the United States are close to starting joint military action against militants in Syria's Aleppo, Russian news agencies have cited Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying.

BRUSSELS - An unidentified man has opened fire in the centre of the Belgian city of Ghent before being shot by police, local media report.

MILWAUKEE - The city of Milwaukee has imposed a 10pm curfew in an attempt to quell rioting that erupted the previous two nights in response to the police shooting of an armed black man in one of the most segregated cities in the United States.

LIVINGSTON, Louisiana - Overwhelmed rivers in much of southern Louisiana are receding slowly from record levels while crews in boats search for more people stranded in inundated homes after three days of torrential rains that killed seven people.

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has dismissed a recently appointed Cabinet minister for holding dual citizenship.

PARIS - Authorities say fireworks in a French Riviera resort town appear to have prompted a panic that led to dozens of injuries as people scrambled to flee.

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