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Miracle of ‘Wild Boars’ rescue transforms Thai cave into tourist draw

Tourists snap selfies by a bronze statue of the diver who died trying to save the ‘Wild Boars’ football team from a flooded cave, while momentos from their rescue fly off the shelves—scooped up by the 1.3 million people who have descended on a once serene mountainside in northern Thailand.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jun 19 2019

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Anger in India as lychee-linked brain fever kills 103 children

Angry protests erupted in one of India’s poorest states on Tuesday over the deaths of more than 100 children from a mysterious brain fever potentially linked to lychees

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jun 19 2019

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Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to quit

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signalled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

REUTERS, Jun 19 2019

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Russia tells Washington to stop provoking Iran

Russia told the United States on Tuesday to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and to cease actions that looked like a conscious attempt to provoke war with Iran.

Jun 19 2019

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US piles pressure on Iran with new troop deployments

China and Russia warned on Tuesday about escalating Middle East tensions after Washington said it would deploy 1,000 more troops to the region and renewed accusations that Iran was behind a tanker attack.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jun 19 2019

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Egypt’s former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo

Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried Tuesday, as calls mounted for an independent investigation into the causes of his death after he collapsed in a Cairo courtroom.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jun 19 2019

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