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Scores of tigers rescued from infamous Thai temple have died: media

Scores of tigers rescued from infamous Thai temple have died: mediaMore than half of the tigers that Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease because their immune systems were weakened by inbreeding, media reported. The Buddhist temple west of Bangkok was a tourist destination where visitors took selfies with tigers and bottle-fed cubs until authorities removed its nearly 150 tigers in 2016 in response to global pressure over wildlife trafficking.



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Scores from Mexico, Guatemala detained in Mississippi raids

Scores from Mexico, Guatemala detained in Mississippi raidsThe governments of Guatemala and Mexico said on Thursday that between them, almost 300 of their citizens had been detained in the southern U.S. state of Mississippi as part of sweeping U.S. immigration operations. Guatemala’s foreign ministry said in a statement that 176 of its citizens had been arrested in the raids in Mississippi, 142 of them men and 34 women. Separately, the Honduran foreign ministry said that two Hondurans so far had been confirmed among those detained.



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Heavy rain leaves scores dead in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

Heavy rain leaves scores dead in Nepal, India, BangladeshFlooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 50 people in Nepal in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the border in India and Bangladesh, officials said Sunday. At least 30 other people were missing in Nepal, either swept away by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since monsoon rains began pounding the region on Friday, Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center said.



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Ukrainian TV Comic Scores Landslide Win to Clinch Presidency

Ukrainian TV Comic Scores Landslide Win to Clinch PresidencyVolodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old TV comic who’s tapped into fury at the political class, got 73 percent of ballots after almost 99 percent of votes were counted. Incumbent Petro Poroshenko, who conceded defeat after exit polls showed his loss, garnered 25 percent as of Monday morning. Zelenskiy’s triumph owes a lot to his newcomer status and comes despite a campaign that’s been heavy on style with only a sprinkling of policy proposals.



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Trump's sons and scores of others receive document requests from House committee

Trump's sons and scores of others receive document requests from House committeeDonald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Jared Kushner all received a request for documents from the House Judiciary Committee on Monday.



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China's Xi makes push into Pacific; scores 'own goal' with block on media

China's Xi makes push into Pacific; scores 'own goal' with block on mediaChina’s efforts to win friends in the resource-rich Pacific push have been watched warily by the traditionally influential powers in the region – Australia, New Zealand and the United States – who were not invited to Friday’s forum. Many of those left out grumbled about what they saw as a lack of transparency around China’s efforts to gain new allies. “It just sends such a terrible signal,” said Jonathan Pryke of Sydney-based think-tank the Lowy Institute.



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Worst floods in a century kill scores in India's Kerala

Worst floods in a century kill scores in India's Kerala“In some areas, airlifting is the only option… thousands are still marooned,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. Vijayan said he was hoping the military could step up its support for rescuers already using dozens of helicopters and hundreds of boats. “I spoke to the defense minister this morning and asked for more helicopters,” he told a news conference in the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram, adding that he planned to send 11 more helicopters to the worst-hit areas.



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Christine Hallquist Scores Historic Win In Vermont's Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

Christine Hallquist Scores Historic Win In Vermont's Democratic Gubernatorial PrimaryChristine Hallquist on Tuesday became the country's first openly transgender



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Ethiopian PM escapes grenade attack, one dead, scores hurt

Ethiopian PM escapes grenade attack, one dead, scores hurtBy Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed survived a grenade attack on Saturday at a massive rally in support of his push for radical political and economic reforms, including a peace deal with regional arch-enemy Eritrea. Police said six suspects had been detained, without giving details, while state media said nine police officials, including the deputy commissioner of the Addis Ababa Police Commission, were being held over security failings. Despite boasting one of Africa’s fastest growing economies, opponents say the benefits have not been shared fairly between ethnic groups and regions in the country, which has been run by the same ruling coalition for more than quarter of a century.



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Harvard rated Asian American applicants lower on personality scores than other students, study finds

Harvard rated Asian American applicants lower on personality scores than other students, study findsHarvard admissions officers consistently rated Asian American students lower on “personal qualities” than students of other races, according to admissions data analysed as part of a racial discrimination lawsuit against the prestigious university. A study of 20 years’ worth of admissions data shows Asian American applicants to Harvard scored much better than all other racial groups on measures of academic merit, but worse on subjective analyses of their personal qualities completed by Harvard admissions staff. In fact, the study found Asian Americans had the lowest admission rate of any racial group between 2000 and 2019, despite having higher test scores than every other racial group over the two-decade period.



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