UGLY DIVORCE: Foreign affairs ministers of Germany, Italy, Belgium, France,  the Netherlands and Luxembourg — the six founding member states of the EU — address a press conference in Berlin after talks  to discuss the fallout from the British public’s decision to leave the regional body. They say  the UK must leave as soon as possible. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/JOHN MACDOUGALL
UGLY DIVORCE: Foreign affairs ministers of Germany, Italy, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg — the six founding member states of the EU — address a press conference in Berlin after talks to discuss the fallout from the British public’s decision to leave the regional body. They say the UK must leave as soon as possible. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/JOHN MACDOUGALL
Opposition presidential candidate Jean Ping leaves a meeting with other political parties who appealed to Gabonese citizens to reject President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s new candidacy ahead of elections in August. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/SAMIR TOUNSI
Opposition presidential candidate Jean Ping leaves a meeting with other political parties who appealed to Gabonese citizens to reject President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s new candidacy ahead of elections in August. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/SAMIR TOUNSI
A student takes a photograph of his friend next to a wall image and tribute to  Sufi musician Amjad Sabri  in Karachi. Sabri, one of Pakistan’s best-known Qawwali singers, was shot dead close to his home last week. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ASIF HASSAN
A student takes a photograph of his friend next to a wall image and tribute to Sufi musician Amjad Sabri in Karachi. Sabri, one of Pakistan’s best-known Qawwali singers, was shot dead close to his home last week. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ASIF HASSAN

AFRICA

• A new helium deposit is discovered in Tanzania’s Rift Valley which could put an end to the global shortage.

• Egypt says it has repaired the black box from EgyptAir flight 804, while France opens a manslaughter probe into the airliner’s crash.

• The corruption trial of Nigerian senate president Bukola Saraki begins with his denial that he falsified parliamentary rules to get elected.

• Kenya’s energy regulatory commission withdraws licences from 36 petrol stations for selling contaminated fuel.

• Zambia’s The Post newspaper is shut down, allegedly for failing to pay $5m in tax. It says it is being silenced ahead of elections.

ABROAD

• A colossal ship carrying 9,472 containers becomes the first vessel to pass through the newly expanded Panama canal.

• A Norwegian court dismisses a request for a guarantee to allow Edward Snowden to travel to Norway without fear of extradition.

• The mayor of a Chinese city calls for calm, after protests against a waste incineration project by people fearing it would damage the environment and residents’ health.

• German automaker Volkswagen reaches a $15bn settlement with US car owners after it admitted cheating in emission tests.

• An Indian smartphone that will sell for just $4 begins to ship its pre-orders, but the maker will make a loss on each handset.

• The US supreme court strikes down a Texas abortion law imposing strict regulations on doctors and facilities.

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