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What happend on June 20th 2019

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Christchurch attack: New Zealand launches gun buy-back scheme

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 2:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

People have six months to hand over semi-automatic weapons - banned after the Christchurch attacks.
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Showbiz whales freed from captivity arrive in Iceland

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 6:06
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Two performing beluga whales are freed to live out their days in a secluded Icelandic bay.
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Ex-Interpol chief pleads guilty to corruption, China says

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 6:46
related countries: China China

Meng Hongwei was charged with corruption after he vanished on a trip back to China last year.
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David Ortiz: Boston Red Sox legend 'not target of shooting'

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 7:52
related countries: Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Dominica Dominica

The man suspected of ordering the attack in Santo Domingo is said to be linked to Mexican criminals.
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Cassius' Philippe Zdar dies in accidental fall

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 10:15
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Philippe Zdar, one half of French dance duo Cassius, dies on the eve of their new album's release.
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UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful, court rules

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 11:26
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Campaigners win a legal challenge over the government's decision to export arms to Saudi Arabia.
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German pro-immigration mayors get death threats

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 11:29
related countries: Germany Germany

Two mayors who survived serious knife attacks may be the targets of far-right groups, police say.
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Gay refugees sent back to 'homophobic Kenya camp'

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 12:28
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The group had been staying in safe houses in Kenya's capital after fleeing attacks, the UN says.
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Xi Jinping visits N Korea to boost China's ties with Kim

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 13:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China

It's the first Chinese state visit there in 14 years and comes after US nuclear talks stalled.
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MH17 crash: Malaysia PM Mahathir denounces murder charges

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 14:04
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Mahathir Mohamad criticises the charging of three Russians over the downing of the Malaysian plane.
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Strait of Hormuz: US confirms drone shot down by Iran

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 14:31
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

It happened over the Strait of Hormuz, amid soaring tensions between the US and Iran.
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FBI arrests Syrian refugee for church bomb plot

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 15:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Prosecutors say the suspected plot against a Pittsburgh church was inspired by the IS terror group.
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Trump: Iran made 'big mistake' downing US drone

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 16:07
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

It was brought down over the Strait of Hormuz, amid soaring tensions between the US and Iran.
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MH17 crash: Putin says Russia 'absolutely disagrees' with evidence

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 19:17
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian president says he "completely disagrees" with charges brought by the plane crash inquiry.
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Are US child migrant detainees entitled to soap and beds?

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 19:26
related countries: United States United States

Judges question the claim that migrant children are being held in "safe and sanitary" US facilities.
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Edward Gallagher: Witness in US war crimes case admits killing IS teen

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 21:10
related countries: United States United States

A Navy Seal stuns a courtroom by acknowledging his role in a death for which his comrade is accused.
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Trump offers 'anything' to help Canada in rift with China

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 22:03
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States, China China

The US president made the comments prior to a meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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US Senate votes to block Trump's $8bn Saudi arms sale

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 22:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Gulf, Trump

The move is a blow to Donald Trump, who wants to push through the sale amid rising Gulf tensions.
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Searching for truth in China's Uighur 're-education' camps

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 23:02
related countries: China China

China is accused of locking up Uighurs in camps - which it denies. The BBC went inside one of them.
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Istanbul voters to choose mayor in election rerun

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 23:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's ruling party narrowly lost the city's mayoral election in April and a rerun is scheduled for 23 June.
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Inside Pakistan's first retirement home for third-gender people

Thursday 20th of June 2019, 23:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's third-gender people are often rejected by their families - the first retirement home for them has just opened.
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