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A wrap up of the overnight news from around the world

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Weird and wonderful

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Kodomoroid the news-reading android. Photo: AAP

Meet Kodomoroid, the robot newsreader who just made her debut in Japan

• Japanese scientists have unveiled what they say is the world’s first news-reading android, eerily lifelike and possessing a sense of humour to match her perfect language skills.

‘Ban vampires from Wimbledon!’ Wait, what did he say?

• Colourful Latvian 12th seed Ernests Gulbis thought gives bizarre response at Wimbledon press conference.

The big stories

Brooks: The editor who became front page news

• Rebekah Brooks faces having to rebuild her career after a high-profile trial in which her methods and reputation faced intense scrutiny.

Egypt’s president says he “will not interfere in judicial matters” following the jailing of Australian journalist Peter Greste

• President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says Egypt’s authorities “will not interfere in judicial matters” a day after three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste, were jailed for between seven and 10 years.

Another body pulled from wreckage as students prepare to testify in Korean Ferry disaster trial

• Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster will testify in the trial of the captain and crew in a special session at a courtroom in their traumatised home town, a district court has ruled.

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