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FRANCE 24

SYRIA

IS group using armed drones in battle for Raqqa

The Islamic State (IS) group is using drones rigged with munitions in the battle for the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, a FRANCE 24 team inside the jihadist group’s highly dangerous self-proclaimed capital discovers.

FRANCE 24

JAPAN

Japan's Takata collapses amid airbag scandal

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators that are linked to the death of at least 16 people.

Rocking back and forth as crew members desperately tried to keep the vessel afloat.The tourist boat was carrying more than 150 passengers when it got into difficulty in a reservoir in Guat-a-pay in north-western Colombia. A major rescue operation involving the national air force and firefighters got under way - but the boat sank within minutes...SOT: 'We were with our family when we heard screams and noise. You could see the boat was sinking. All you could see was the top of it. All the other boats started heading out so they could help pull people out of the water. Some of the survivors seemed to be in a bad state. Of course, they were desperate, and they started to climb on top of one another so they could get out.'SOT: 'Truthfully, it was incredible to see all of the survivors start arriving. Evieryone pulled together and started to help. It was such a sad and tragic experience.'Authorities say almost a hundred people were rescued, and about forty others managed to make their way back to shore.It's unclear what caused the vessel to sink, but there are reports it may have been overloaded - with some passengers not having worn lifejackets.

Dozens feared dead after passenger boat sinks in Colombia

FRANCE 24

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE

Congo leader's daughter charged with corruption

Investigators have widened a corruption probe into the French assets of three African ruling families, charging the daughter and son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso, judicial sources told AFP on Sunday.

FRANCE 24

ITALY

Italy gives 5.2 bln euros to keep banks afloat

The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources immediately available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank has deemed "failing or about to fail," sending them into insolvency procedures.