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    Everest summits smash records amid deadly bottlenecks

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:10am on June 19, 2019

    A record 885 people climbed Everest in May this year, figures showed Tuesday, capping a deadly traffic-clogged season that also saw 11 climbers die on the world’s highest...

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    Algeria army chief says some parties seeking constitutional vacuum

    Reuters . Algiers | Updated at 12:10am on June 19, 2019

    Algeria’s army chief of staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaed Salah on Tuesday accused some parties of wanting a constitutional vacuum, to prolong the country’s political crisis...

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    CentAm aid depends on ‘actions’ to curb migration: US

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:10am on June 19, 2019

    The United States said Monday it would not offer any more aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras unless they take ‘concrete actions’ to deter undocumented migrants from...

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    Russia warns US over extra troop deployment to ME

    Agence-France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:10am on June 19, 2019

    Russia on Tuesday called for restraint to avoid escalation in the Middle East after the US said it was deploying additional troops due to heightened tensions with Iran. ‘We are urging all the sides to...

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    Rouhani says world ‘praises’ Iran over US standoff

    Agence-France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:10am on June 19, 2019

    President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the world ‘praises’ Iran over its standoff with Washington, and that the US had broken promises by abandoning a landmark nuclear deal that...

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    New Zealander jailed for sharing mosque shooting video

    Agence-France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 02:58pm on June 18, 2019

    A New Zealand man was jailed for 21 months on Tuesday for distributing gruesome live stream video of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers...

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    UN gives Myanmar aid cut warning

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 06:59pm on June 18, 2019

    The UN has warned it will pare back aid to thousands of Rohingya Muslims left destitute as Myanmar’s government closes camps in 5Rakhine state, over fears its continued support...

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    Mursi buried in Cairo, Islamists mourn

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 05:49pm on June 18, 2019

    Egypt’s Islamist ex-president Mohamed Mursi was buried in a small family ceremony early on Tuesday a day after he suffered a fatal heart attack in...

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