QWorld: Britain’s Pro-EU Camp; Bomb Blasts Kill 22 in Kabul

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Published21 Jun 2016, 03:21 AM IST
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1. Britain’s Pro-EU Camp Regains Momentum

The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union appears to have regained the upper hand, putting the Pound on track for its biggest one-day gain in more than seven years, and buoying UK stock market.

2. US Senate Rejects Gun-Control Measures After Orlando Shooting

The US Senate has rejected four measures restricting gun sales after last week’s massacre in an Orlando nightclub, dealing a bitter setback to advocates who have failed to get even modest gun control through Congress, despite repeated mass shootings.

3. Bomb Attacks Kill at Least 22 in Afghanistan

More than 20 people have been killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan, including at least 14 who died when a suicide bomber targeted a minibus carrying Nepali security guards working at the Canadian embassy in Kabul, officials say.

4. Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Reiterates Stance on Not Using Term ‘Rohingya’

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi told the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights that the government will avoid using the term “Rohingya” to describe a persecuted Muslim minority in the country’s northwest, an official says.

5. Trump Fires Campaign Manager in Shake-up for Election Push

Donald Trump fires Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager who helped him win Republican presidential nominating contests, but clashed with other advisers on how to appeal to the broader general electorate, said several people with knowledge of the decision.

6. Eight Killed in Clashes After Mexico Teacher Protests Buffet Ruling Party

At least eight people have been killed in clashes in southern Mexico when police and members of teachers’ union had a face off in violent confrontations, a senior state official says, piling fresh pressure on country’s embattled ruling party.

7. Battle for Falluja Will End in Western District, Says Iraqi Commander

US-backed Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants in Falluja are advancing toward jihadist strongholds in western districts, where they expect to conduct a final push to recapture the city, an Iraqi commander says.

8. Bahrain Strips Top Shi’ite Muslim Cleric of Citizenship

Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of the spiritual leader of the kingdom’s Shi’ite Muslim majority, the state news agency reports, prompting protests outside his home and a sharp rebuke from the Iranian paramilitary chief.

9. Congo Declares Yellow Fever Epidemic – 1,000 Suspected Cases

The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared a yellow fever epidemic in three provinces, including the capital, Kinshasa, after confirming 67 cases of the disease, with another 1,000 suspected cases being monitored.

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