While you slept: Harry Potter, limping Kim

Last updated 08:21 09/07/2014

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What you missed in the world while you were sleeping.

The worst exchange of attacks between Israel and Gaza since 2012 took place overnight.

Two 22-year-old British men plead guilty to terrorism-related charges after fighting in Syria for eight months.

United States President Barack Obama prepared to ask Congress for US$615 million to fight fires sweeping across western states.

North Korean state media broadcast footage of leader Kim Jong Un sporting a limp at anniversary celebrations for his grandfather's death.

The fallout continued from the expulsion of United States assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski from Bahrain, after he met with Shiite Muslim opposition representatives.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling released a 1500 word short story on her Pottermore website about Harry's adult years.

A Fifa partner firm defended its chief executive after his arrest by Brazilian police investigating the illegal sale of World Cup tickets. 

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