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    VOA news 2019-06-26

    This is VOA news. I'm Marissa Melton. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday during a visit to Afghanistan that the Trump administration is aiming for a peace deal in the war-ravaged country by September. "Now I've said the word 'peace' more than half a dozen times. It's our p...

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    BBC news 2019-06-27

    BBC news. The two houses of congress in the United States have passed the arrival plans on how to mitigate migrant crisis on the Mexican border. The republican-controlled senate approved an emergency package of funds, but voted down a similar bill passed by the democrat-led house, which wo...

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    BBC news 2019-06-26

    BBC News with Jonathan Izard. Mexico's president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has expressed great sorrow at the death of 2 people from El Salvador who drowned in a Rio Grande while trying to cross into the United States. A photograph of the bodies of óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his b...

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    BBC news 2019-06-25

    BBC news. The White House has placed new sanctions on Iran, targeting for the first time its supreme leader Ali Khamenei. The sanction also hit 8 commanders of Iran's elite revolutionary guards. In the UN security council, the United States envoy has again blamed Tehran for recent attac...

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    BBC news 2019-06-24

    BBC news with Tom Watt. Turkey's governing party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city's mayoral election. The opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu praised his cheering supporters for supporting democracy. He said his victory was a new beginning for the country's biggest c...

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    VOA news 2019-06-25

    This is VOA news. I'm Marissa Melton. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 kids were detained there with inadequate food, water and sanitation. AP correspondent Ben Thomas re...

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    VOA news 2019-06-24

    This is VOA news. I'm Marissa Melton. U.S. President Donald Trump has backed down on his threat of military retaliation for Iran. But AP's Ben Thomas reports the situation is still tense. "Neither Iran nor any other hostile actor should mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness....