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A Tunisian soldier opened fire on comrades near parliament on Monday, killing some of them before being shot dead, but the interior ministry said it was not a "terrorist" attack. The shooting at the Bouchoucha barracks, not far from the Bardo National Museum where jihadist gunmen killed 21 foreign tourists and a policeman in March, triggered a security alert across the Bardo district, AFP correspondents reported. "There were dead and wounded," interior ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui told AFP.
More than 430 people have died in two Indian states during a heatwave that has seen temperatures nudge 50 degrees Celsius and force Kolkata's iconic yellow taxis off the road, officials said Monday. Officials warned the toll was almost certain to rise, with figures still being collected in some parts of the hard-hit Telangana state in the country's south, and with no end in sight to the searing conditions. Large parts of India, including national capital New Delhi, have endured days of sweltering heat, prompting fears of power cuts.