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Deadly violence in Gaza and Israel Gaza and southern Israel see an upsurge in violence despite a plea by the UN secretary general for a cessation of hostilities. Details MH17 jet 'downed by shrapnel' Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel. Details LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead' A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling. Details Russia plans $50bn Yukos appeal Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages. Details Qatar 2022 'dismay' at workers' pay Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are "heavily dismayed" by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid. Details Lightning kills man on US beach One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. Details Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control' A second fuel tank at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility is in flames as the government requests international assistance to contain the huge blaze. Details Ferry students 'floated from cabins' Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster describe how they floated out of flooded cabins, as the trial of the crew continues. Details France offers Iraq Christians asylum France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul. Details Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading. Details Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges. Details Gecko sex satellite back in touch Fears recede over the fate of a Russian space satellite carrying gecko lizards as part of a sex experiment, after ground control restores contact. Details Koala survives speedy ride under car A koala has had an extraordinary escape clinging to the bottom of a car on a busy Australian highway. Details