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In brief: 33 are killed in Pakistan rains

Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains swept through a village in northwestern Pakistan, killing 33 people and leaving dozens others missing.

The floods hit the remote Kundian Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, destroying houses and other infrastructure.

Rescue operations have been hampered by bridges and roads that were damaged last year in the worst flooding in Pakistan's history and have not been fixed.

At least 33 people have been killed, and 38 others are still missing, including eight children.

Chinese outlaw

Gaga and Katy

China's Ministry of Culture has ordered music download sites to delete songs by Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, the Backstreet Boys and other pop stars within two weeks or face punishment.

The ministry posted a list of 100 songs that had to be purged from the Chinese sites because they had never been submitted for mandatory government screening.

The songs include Lady Gaga's Judas and Perry's Last Friday Night.

Actor's body is

found in river

Police are searching for the car belonging to actor Michael Showers after his body was pulled from the Mississippi River when it was spotted by the captain of a riverboat.

Multiple sclerosis sufferer Showers (44) played a police officer on HBO series Treme. His work also includes The Vampire Diaries and Traffic,.

His girlfriend reported him missing on Tuesday after he didn't return from a night out with a friend in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Cattle rustler

gets 99 years

A man with a prolific cattle rustling history spanning more than a decade has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for swindling cows from a rancher.

Carl Wade Curry (44) from Athens in East Texas was accused of stealing 400 head of cattle worth more than $200,000 last year by ordering them with a fake name and company and not paying up.

His trial heard he had stolen 2,097 head of cattle worth nearly $1m since 2007.