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1. 06-17 Hamas sources say truce with Israel near Hamas
C. 06-17 Floods leave at least 100 dead China
D. 06-17 Firefox aims for download record USA
4. 06-17 France to rejoin NATO command Paris
F. 06-17 Oil steady but further spikes feared London
06-17 Car bomb kills at least 51 Iraqis Baghdad
7. 06-17 Israel and Hamas 'agree truce' Israel
I. 06-17 Judge tosses plea from opposition Zimbabwe
J. 06-17 Champs Italy snatch last-8 Euro berth Zurich, Switzerland


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Morning News

Jun.17   Hamas   Hamas sources say truce with Israel near
  A truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas leaders will go into effect within 3 days
 At least six Palestinians were killed in Israeli air strikes in southern Gaza.

  China   Floods leave at least 100 dead  The flooding has added to the misery of a country still struggling after last month's devastating earthquake

  USA Firefox aims for download record  Version 3 of the popular web browser is going on general release on 17 June

  Paris France to rejoin NATO command  President Nicolas Sarkozy: France will soon rejoin NATO's military command more than 40 years after it left

  London Oil steady but further spikes feared  Oil prices were steady after surging to fresh records but traders and consumers were bracing themselves for new highs

Day News

  Baghdad     Car bomb kills at least 51 Iraqis
  In one of the deadliest attacks in Baghdad in months, at least 51 Iraqis were killed and 75 were wounded in Hurriya, a predominantly Shiite neighborhood
 The bomb ripped through a garage and a bus stop, hitting an outdoor market and apartments

  Israel   Israel and Hamas 'agree truce'
  Israel and the militant group have agreed to end months of bitter clashes with a six-month truce starting on Thursday
 The agreement was brokered by Egypt

  Zimbabwe Judge tosses plea from opposition  Main opposition party was demanding to know why Tendai Bitii, its secretary-general, has not been formally charged six days after he was arrested

  Switzerland Champs Italy snatch last-8 Euro berth  World champions eliminated 10-man France from the European Championships with a 2-0 victory that sent them into a quarterfinals

  Los Angeles Musical star Charisse dies  The actress-dancer Cyd Charisse, a former co-star of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, has died aged 87 after suffering a heart attack

  U.S. Congress Interrogation debate detailed  US military lawyers have been detailing the development of harsh techniques used at Guantanamo Bay and other detention centres

Evening News

  Boston   Celtics defeat Lakers to win NBA title
  The Celtics concluded a shocking rebound of a season with a stunning 131-92 blowout over Los Angeles in Game 6

  USA   Senior officer cleared in Haditha deaths
  A Marine Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani became the seventh person cleared of charges related to the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in Iraq

  Argentina Fernandez defends grain export tax  President Cristina Fernandez defended an increase in export taxes on grains that has riled many farmers

  Jerusalem Israel 'agrees to Gaza ceasefire'  The Israeli government has approved a ceasefire with Hamas, following the return of a defence official, Amos Gilad, from Cairo

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