June 17th, 2010
05:31 AM ET

World update: Gunfire heard in Kyrgyz city

Kyrgyzstan gunfire - Gunfire was heard Thursday from the center of Osh, Kyrgyzstan, a sign that violent ethnic clashes may be intensifying.  Gunfire in the hard-hit city has been only heard at night. Thursday was the first time CNN producers on the scene have heard daytime gun fights.

France floods - More rain has fallen on the already inundated region of Var in southern France where flash flooding has killed at least 20 people this week, authorities say. Up to 20 millimeters (0.8 inches) of rain fell in some areas overnight.

Gaza aid - Israel's security Cabinet says it will "liberalize" the system that allows civilians to bring aid to Gaza. The decision comes after an international outcry over Israel's handling of ships carrying aid to Gaza last month.

Iran nuclear - Iran is starting design work on a new nuclear reactor, the head of the country's Atomic Energy Organization says, according to Iranian media. The design should be complete in two to three years and the reactor should be operational within five, according to the reports.

Myanmar floods - At least 46 people died when heavy rains triggered landslides in western Myanmar, the nation's state media reported Thursday.The landslides occurred in Rakhine state in an area bordering Bangladesh.

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