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Uneasy calm in Gaza after UN call A limited resumption of fighting in Gaza punctuates the relative calm that has followed a UN call overnight for an immediate ceasefire in the Strip. 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 MH17 downing 'may be war crime' The downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says. Details Yukos shareholders win $50bn payout A court based in The Hague has ordered Russia to pay $50bn (£29.5bn) to former shareholders in the defunct oil producer Yukos. 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 Fears over massive Libya fuel fire Libya warns of a "humanitarian disaster" after a massive fire at a fuel storage site in Tripoli, as fighting between rival militias continues. 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 Aruba frees top Venezuela official The Caribbean island of Aruba releases a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, detained over US accusations of drug-trafficking activities. Details Japanese girl 'dismembers classmate' A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say. Details 'Boko Haram abductions' in Cameroon Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out two high-profile abductions in Cameroon and a church bombing in northern Nigeria. Details Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck' Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests. Details Nibali seals Tour de France win Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris. Details Police told off for Lily Allen image Lily Allen posted a mocked-up picture on Instagram of her being arrested by officers in Australia before taking it back down. Details