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At least 33 dead after ferry capsizes near Philippines

At least 33 people have died when a ferry capsized near the Philippines, according to local media.

The boat, carrying 173, overturned near the pier at Ormoc City. Many survivors have been taken to hospital.

Tunisia government arrests 12 hotel attack suspects

Tunisian authorities have arrested 12 people they suspect are linked to the deadly Sousse beach hotel attack on foreign tourists, and are hunting for two men who trained in a Libyan jihadist camp with the Sousse attacker, an official said.

The Reuters news agency reports that Lazhar Akremi, minister for parliamentary relations, said:

This is a group who were trained in Libya, and who had the same objective.

Two attacked the Bardo and one attacked Sousse.

– Lazhar Akremi

US asks to extradite seven Fifa officials from Switzerland

Fifa headquarters in Zurich Credit: PA

The United States has formally requested the extradition of seven Fifa officials arrested in Switzerland in May on suspicion of corruption and racketeering.

The men were taken into custody during a dawn raid at a luxury Zurich hotel on 27 May - just two days before the annual congress, and have been in Swiss jail ever since.

The seven men will now have extradition hearings, according to a statement from the Swiss Federal Office of Justice, before being granted 14 days to respond - with the possibility of an extension of 14 more days.

A ruling is expected within weeks.


Tunisia massacre: Repatriation of Britons continues

People pay their respects on the beach near the RIU Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia. Credit: PA

The operation to return home the bodies of British citizens murdered in the Tunisian beach massacre will continue today.

Relatives of eight victims of gunman Seifeddine Rezgui gathered at RAF Brize Norton yesterday to see their coffins carried off a military transport aircraft by an air force guard of honour.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the other 22 would arrive back in the UK "over the coming days".

Sister of England footballer 'couldn't be prouder'

The sister of England footballer Jill Scott has said she "couldn't be prouder" of what the team has achieved during the Women's World Cup.

Amanda Wilson told Good Morning Britain she was yet to speak to Jill after last night's defeat but said the team had been "brilliant to watch" during the tournament.

England lost 2-1 to Japan after an own goal in the semi-final in Canada last night.

Ms Wilson told GMB: "I always remember Jill kicking a football. Probably around 7 she played on the boy's team up to about 11. All the boys absolutely loved her and they all wanted Jill on their team - she used to run rings around them."

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