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Bolivia, Ethiopia, Sweden win seats on Security Council

UN General Assembly fills three of five non-permanent seats for a two-year stint during the first round of voting.

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UNICEF: Early deaths await 69 million children by 2030

Angola tops the list worldwide with 157 of 1,000 children under age five dying annually from "preventable causes".

Read more: UNICEF: Early deaths await 69 million children by 2030

   

Climate determines violence of a nation, scientists say

New research suggests that hot weather and a lack of seasons encourage aggressive behaviour.

Read more: Climate determines violence of a nation, scientists say

   

US Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

Supreme Court hands a major victory to abortion-rights campaigners, striking down Texas' contentious 2013 abortion law.

Texas abortion law

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Utah's Great Salt Lake shrinks as water use increases

Water from the lake is being diverted to support the state's growing population at the expense of the environment.

Read more: Utah's Great Salt Lake shrinks as water use increases

   

Pentagon to lift ban on transgender service members

Officials say US army to implement new policies affecting everything from recruiting to housing for transgender people.

Read more: Pentagon to lift ban on transgender service members

   

Venezuela: Petition for Maduro recall vote 'validated'

Opposition says it has collected double the amount of signatures required to move forward bid for a recall referendum.

Read more: Venezuela: Petition for Maduro recall vote 'validated'

   

Sanders says he will vote for Clinton

The presidential candidate has not dropped out of the race, but says he would vote for Clinton if it comes down to it.

Sanders, Clinton

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Colombia and FARC sign historic ceasefire deal

Rebels agree to lay down arms after more than 50 years of conflict that left 220,000 people dead and displaced millions.

Colombians

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US Supreme Court blocks Obama's immigration plan

Split vote effectively kills Obama's executive order to protect millions of undocumented people from deportations.

Read more: US Supreme Court blocks Obama's immigration plan

   

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