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World News Update, what you need to know

AAP logoAAP 3/08/2016

LONDON - An Australian family facing deportation from the Scottish Highlands after a reversal in visa rules has been told to leave despite their pleas to stay, their local Member of Parliament (MP)says.


CAIRO - Two Australians were among passengers on board the Emirates plane that made an emergency landing in Dubai, killing one firefighter and bringing the world's busiest international airport to a halt for several hours.

JAKARTA - Indonesia's Constitutional Court is considering whether to make gay sex a crime after accepting a judicial review petition from Islamic activists.

MIAMI - Tropical Storm Earl is dumping heavy rains on the coast of Honduras as it barrels towards Belize, where it is expected to hit the coast as a hurricane on Wednesday night or early Thursday, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) says.

WASHINGTON - A Metro transit police officer in Washington, DC has been arrested on charges he attempted to provide material support to Islamic State, according to the US Justice Department.

US - Bill Cosby's lawyers want a Pennsylvania judge to suppress taped phones calls he had with his accuser's mother as the defence starts trying to chip away at the trial evidence.

BRUSSELS - An EU lawmaker says dating app Tinder breaches the bloc's data protection rules because it uses personal data without explicit consent and should be investigated by the European Commission. (EU TINDER)

LONDON - Police are investigating after dozens of dead pigeons were left abandoned along the middle of a road.

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