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‘EXTREMELY PROUD’ Murdered NFL star’s widow accepts his college degree

FOXNews.com

Pakistan man ‘poisoned brother’s sweets’

Pakistani police say the brother of a sweet-shop owner poisoned a batch of sweets that killed more than 30 people last month. BBC News – Asia

North Carolina lawmaker dismisses U.S. deadline to change bathroom law

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – Republican leaders in North Carolina on Thursday refused to back down from a law regulating which restrooms can be used by transgender people after the federal

Bombing at Syrian refugee camp kills at least 28

CNN.com – Middle East

Qatar Airways to add new Salalah flights for Khareef season

Doha carrier says it will add extra 10 flights per week to Oman’s Dhofar region from June 1 to Sept 30 Arabian Business – Transport

SpaceX rocket launches satellite, then lands on ship at sea

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Friday to put a communications satellite into orbit, then made a swift return landing

Sturgeon claims ‘historic’ SNP victory

The SNP celebrates in Scotland but may be short of a majority, as Labour holds key councils in England. BBC News – Europe

Exclusive: Top reason Americans will vote for Trump: ‘To stop Clinton’ – poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. presidential election may turn out to be one of the world’s biggest un-popularity contests. Reuters: U.S.

Ex-Arabtec exec hired to drive Dubai’s DIFC development

Nabil Al Kindi is appointed as new executive vice president of DIFC Property Development Arabian Business – Banking & Finance

Forces of Nature Conspire Against Firefighters Around Fort McMurray

When strong, shifting winds are driving the flames, as in Alberta, fire can move unpredictably and quickly leap obstacles, making containment efforts ineffective and dangerous. NYT > Americas

Paul Ryan Says He Cannot Support Donald Trump for Now

The House speaker and chairman of the Republican National Convention said he was “not ready” to endorse Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee. NYT > Home Page

Bitcoin ‘creator’ cancels proof

Craig Wright, the Australian entrepreneur who has claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin, reneges on a promise to provide “extraordinary proof”. BBC News – Business

Securing Turkey’s help with European migration is part of deal

CNN.com – Europe

Syria opposition head says world must push regime to respect truce

Syria's opposition chief Thursday said the international community should press Damascus to respect a nationwide ceasefire in order to avoid a full-scale regime military operation around second city Aleppo. "Without

Hong Kong Journal: Rest in Peace … Just Not in Gucci Loafers

The luxury brand wants Hong Kong shops to stop selling cardboard replicas of its shoes, bags and other products to be burned as offerings to the dead. NYT > Asia

Ahmet Davutoglu Says He’ll Step Down as Turkey’s Prime Minister

His departure has come amid a disagreement over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s drive for more power. NYT > Europe

Russia’s air base in Syria: This is what withdrawal looks like

CNN.com – Middle East

With Donald Trump in Charge, Republicans Have a Day of Reckoning

Some Republican operatives are so disgusted with their presumptive nominee that they have publicly declared their support for Mrs. Clinton. NYT > Home Page

Former presidents will not endorse Trump

Former US presidents George H W Bush and George W Bush will not endorse Donald Trump’s candidacy for president, aides have told local media. BBC News – US & Canada

An Atlantic Archipelago’s Main Export: Music

Cape Verde, where “everyone sings,” nurtures its music festivals, which draw talent scouts from around the world. NYT > Africa

Former presidents will not endorse Trump

Former US presidents George H W Bush and George W Bush will not endorse Donald Trump’s candidacy for president, aides have told local media. BBC News – US & Canada

An Atlantic Archipelago’s Main Export: Music

Cape Verde, where “everyone sings,” nurtures its music festivals, which draw talent scouts from around the world. NYT > Africa

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