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Latest reports from the besieged Syrian rebel held city of Aleppo suggests that only a small number of civilians and fighters have made use of humanitarian corridors set up by Russia and Syrian forces. About 300,000 people are still inthe city, Russia says that 169 civilians have left among them, this woman whocriticize the rebels' actions. “We left with our remaining children, mayGod punish them, they did not allow us to leave, they deprived us of gas,water, electricity and bread, there are no medicines. They used to tell us youleave with us or die with us.” The Syrian opposition said the crossing pointsin the divided city remain closed. Zuhair, an activist, told the BBC thegovernment was just putting on a show. “Many people I can tell you there,there were somebodies around these corridors, but I can assure you that none ofthem have left yet, it's just a show from regime that for our leaving and theysay members are preventing, you know, people from leaving. But it's totallywrong.”

All 16 people on board a hot air balloon when they caught fire and crashed in theAmerica state of Texas are confirmed dead. It's not clear what caused the crash,but several witnesses say they saw it collided with power line before catchingfire. David Willis reports. “It's thought the balloon strike power linesbefore bursting into blames in the rural areas about 30 miles south of the cityof Austin. One eyewitness described how having hit the ground, the balloon thenturned into a fire ball. Accident investigators have been working to establishthe identity of those on board and to pinpoint precisely what caused thedisaster. It's one of the worst tragedies in hot air ballooning history, only acrash in the Egyptian city of Luxor three years ago in which 19 people died claimedmore lives.”

The International Olympic Committee has announced that its setting up a three-member-panelthat will have the final say on which Russians can take part in the Rio Olympicswhich start on Friday. Last week the IOC was widely criticized when it declined to impose a blanket ban on Russia despite revelation of state back doping. Itsdirector of communications Mark Edams said the executive board will rule oneach case. “This review panel will look at every single decision ofevery single athlete to make sure that IOC is happy with the decision thats beentaken that theyve made all of these different levels of steps and that thedecision by the ICAS arbitrator is also putting out fourteen days up to thepanel to decide if it accept or not for each individual athlete.”

Saudi-led forces say they killed dozens of Houthi rebels in airstrikes in Yemenafter they attempted to force their way across the nearby border with SaudiArabia on Saturday. The coalition said it repulsed the incursion near the Saudicity of Najran, but that seven Saudi soldiers had killed in the fighting.BBC news.

The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he wants to bring the country'sspy agency and the head of the armed forces directly under his own controlfollowing the failed military coup two weeks ago. In a television interview,Mr. Erdogan said his government would bring the necessary changes before parliament.

The Tunisian government is expected to fall after the Prime Minister Habib Essidsuffered an overwhelming vote of no-confidence in the national parliament. RanaJawad is Tunis. “The confidence vote on the government came after amonth of wrangling over the fate of the Prime Minister following pressure onhim from the country's President to resign. Prime Minister Habib Essid refusedto step down citing respect for the constitutional process and instead calledon the Tunisian parliament to decide his fate. In the end, an overwhelmingmajority of MPs voted to oust him from office. Most lawmakers accused himof failing to deliver on economic reforms needed to ease the country's highunemployment rates.”

Several hundred people have attended a rally in the Canadian capital Ottawa toprotest about the death of a Somalian man while in police custody. Abdu RahmanAbudi died on Monday a day after being arrested by Ottawa police who wereresponding to reports of a disturbance.

The Olympic men's doubles tennis champion Mike and Bob Brien have pulled outthe Rio Games citing health concerns. The brothers from the United States postedon their Facebook page that their family's health was their top priority. Manyathletes have withdrawn from the games over concerns about the mosquito bornZika virus.

And Pope Francis has urged young people not become lazy couch potatoes andinstead engage in social activism and politics to create a more just world. ThePope made his appeal on the Ponotmat day of hisvisit to Poland at an open air vigil attended by about 1.5 million people in afield in Krakow. He expressed his dismay over how the time and energiesof many young people were swallowed up by their use of computers, smartphonesand video games. BBC news.