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FILE - In this April 13, 2008, file photo, Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo gestures while facing the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver. U.S. health officials are turning to a basketball hall of famer for help in one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history. Dikembe Mutombo is regarded as one of the greatest defensive players in NBA history and is a well-known philanthropist in his native Congo. He recorded radio and video spots designed to persuade people to take precautions and get care that might stop the disease’s spread. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
US officials recruit Dikembe Mutombo for Ebola messagesFormer NBA shot blocker promoting vaccinations and other measures in Ebola outbreak
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France hosts Mediterranean conference without heads of stateFrance is hosting a conference aimed at boosting cooperation between northern and southern Mediterranean countries, with senior government officials, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academics in attendance
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Poppies and wild flowers surround Whitburn Windmill near Sunderland, England, Sunday June 23, 2019. Recent wind and rain seems to have been swept aside to leave sunny calm weather, and hopes for a good summer still to come.(Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
Intense heat wave to strike Paris, shimmer across EuropeAuthorities in the Paris region have issued an alert for intense heat expected in the French capital and across Europe this week
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke addresses the South Carolina Democratic Party convention, Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Columbia, S.C.. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
O'Rourke proposes new 'war tax' to fund veteran health careDemocratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke releases a comprehensive veterans' plan, pledging to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the European Council headquarters in Brussels.  Abiy Ahmed announced a failed coup attempt during a public address on TV  Sunday, June 23, 2019, allegedly led by a high-ranking military official and others in the Amhara region. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, FILE)
Ethiopia says plotter of failed coup is killed by militaryThe Ethiopian army brigadier general accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with the security forces, said a spokesman for the Ethiopian prime minister's office
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In this June 18, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during his re-election kickoff rally at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Trump declared Thursday that "Iran made a very big mistake" in shooting down a U.S. drone. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump suggests other countries pay US for protecting tankersPresident Donald Trump is suggesting the United States should not protect ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz without compensation from other countries
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Criticism as Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-govt protestsProminent philanthropist Osman Kavala and 15 others went on trial in Turkey Monday accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013, with defendants and rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities
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Man killed in Russia's Chechnya after wounding 2 policemenPolice in Russia's Chechnya province say that an attacker has wounded two officers before being shot dead
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In this video grab provided by Radio Free Europe, showing Kazakh Service medical personnel waiting for injured to arrive at hospital in Arys, southern Kazakhstan, on Monday, June 24, 2019.  A fire at the sprawling ammunition depot has triggered powerful explosions, injuring at least 16 people and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents in Arys. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via AP)
Arsenal fire in Kazakhstan injures 46, prompts evacuationAuthorities in Kazakhstan say a fire has engulfed a sprawling ammunition depot, injuring at least 16 and forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands
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Ukrainian worker dies in Poland after employer abandons himA Ukrainian man who fainted on the job in a workshop in Poland was found dead in a forest after his employer left him there rather than call an ambulance
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, top, exits a plane on arrival to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, June 24, 2019.  Pompeo is conducting consultations during a short tour of the Middle East, including visits to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
Pompeo in Saudi Arabia, Iran threatens more US drone attacksUS Secretary of State Pompeo in Saudi Arabia as Iran's navy chief warns Iranian forces could down more American spy drones
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, center, attends the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, in Beirut, Lebanon. Mauritanians are going to the polls on Saturday, June 22, 2019, as his preferred successor faces five opposition candidates in the West African nation threatened by Islamic extremism. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
Mauritania's electoral commission confirms Ghazouani winMauritania's electoral commission has declared that the candidate backed by the current president has won the country's election
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