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World in Brief July 21 2018

UNITED STATES: At least 13 people, including children, were killed after a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake on Thursday.

The amphibious "duck boat" had been carrying 31 people when it capsized and sank into Table Rock Lake at about 8pm during a thunderstorm and strong winds. 

Seven people were being treated in hospital while search operations were underway continuing to try to find those still missing.

RUSSIA: Motorists in Moscow were bewildered by the sight of a camel weaving across the motorway causing havoc as cars swerved to avoid it.

It was seen running across multiple lanes of traffic on Wednesday as footage showed a number of cars that appeared to have crashed on the central reservation.

Local media say the Bactrian camel may have escaped from a nearby circus.

INDIA: Messaging service WhatsApp is to limit the number of times messages can be forwarded in India after a spate of killings linked to false information circulating in online groups.

Rumours of "child kidnappings" have been spread using the online app leading to "mob-lynchings" with at least 18 people killed since April.

India is WhatsApp's biggest market with more than 200 million users.

SOUTH KOREA: Former president Park Geun Hye received an additional eight-year sentence yesterday on corruption charges, added to the 24 years she is already serving.

Ms Park received a six-year sentence for illegally accepting funds from intelligence services and two years for interfering with elections.

She was jailed for 24 years in April after being convicted of abuse of power and coercion. Ms Park insists the charges are politically motivated.


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