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Cyclone Mekunu heads for popular Omani resort after pummeling UNESCO-protected Socotra island

  • Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra Wednesday night, causing severe flooding and damage to houses
  • Six boats lost, at least 11 people missing as cyclone Mekunu heads towards Oman
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Lebanon President Michel Aoun has designated Saad Al-Hariri as PM: Presidency Office

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White House announces President Trump's withdrawal from the summit with North Korean President

  • Pompeo: North Korea did not respond to repeated requests from US officials to discuss logistics for the now-canceled summit.
  • Guterres: All parties must continue their dialogue to “find a path to the peaceful and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”
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Pavilion at Venice Biennale architecture exhibition shows role of design in fabric of Saudi Arabian cities

  • Saudi Arabia unveiled a sweeping exhibition exploring the country’s progress over the past five decades
  • Saudi pavilion illustrated the evolution underway as the country embraces a new era of change
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Malaysia court sentences Australian woman to death for drug-trafficking

  • Tania Scivetti, a lawyer representing Exposto, who hails from Sydney, said her team had filed an appeal in a federal court
  • Malaysia, like other countries in Southeast Asia, imposes harsh penalties for drug offenses
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Financial crime leads to billions of lost business in Middle East, survey finds

  • Some 45 percent of MENA respondents in Thomson Reuters victims of fraud, corruption and bribery
  • 77 percent of MENA respondents deliberately avoided customers, suppliers, countries or industries viewed as most exposed to financial crime.
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Syrian seeds planted in dust of Domiz inspire stunning garden at Chelsea Flower Show

  • About 26,000 refugees live in the Domiz refugee camp.
  • Judges awarded the Lemon Tree Trust garden a silver-gilt medal, the second highest award at the show.
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Celtics beat Cavs in Game 5, lead NBA Eastern Conference finals 3-2

  • Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points — his ninth 20-point game of the postseason — and the Celtics held LeBron James to two fourth-quarter points.
  • Game 6 is in Cleveland on Friday night, with the decisive seventh game back in Boston on Sunday if necessary.
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