While you were sleeping

JUST CHILLING: Matt Damon does the ice bucket challenge ... with toilet water.

JUST CHILLING: Matt Damon does the ice bucket challenge ... with toilet water.

What happened in the world while you were sleeping ...

Experts working to identify the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 say they have gathered DNA samples from 283 different people and have positively identified 173 of them. 

A 56-year-old Indian woman is recovering in hospital after killing a leopard in a battle which lasted more than an hour. 

If you thought Auckland house prices were bad, an uninhabitable, one-bedroom London flat has sold for more than £600,000 (NZ$1.2 million) overnight. 

A US journalist freed this week after being held captive for two years by Syrian insurgents thanked those who had worked for his release and said he was emotionally overwhelmed by his welcome home. 

A British backpacker who moved to Thailand after seeing hit Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach has been found dead on his tropical island paradise.

A 9-year-old girl shot and killed a firearms instructor who was showing her how to use an Uzi sub-machinegun in the United States.

A cameraman for US television show Cops was shot and killed by a police officer aiming at a robbery suspect in Nebraska. The robbery suspect was shot and killed a short time later. 

India cruised to victory against England by 133 runs in the second one-day international at Cardiff. 

Matt Damon completed an ice bucket challenge with a twist, using toilet water to highlight the lack of clean water in the world. 

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