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* Bangladesh: Floods, landslides kill 23

June 29 (Parda Phash) Dhaka- Heavy downpours lashed south-eastern regions of Bangladesh which was followed by landslides, leaving at least 23 people dead, on Sunday. Whereas, around 500,000 are stranded in the upper regions as the flood water has logged the areas near Cox's Bazar and Bandarban. Though, the water has started sinking as the rain-showers have decreased.
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* Solar Impulse makes second bid to cross Pacific Ocean

June 29 (BBC) A solar-powered plane is making its second bid at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean. Solar Impulse took off from Nagoya Airfield in Japan at 18:03 GMT on Sunday and is scheduled to land in Hawaii in approximately 120 hours.
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* India school director killed in mob lynching

June 29 (BBC) The director of a school in the eastern Indian state of Bihar has been killed in a mob lynching over the deaths of two of his students. Devendra Prasad Sinha was kicked and beaten with sticks by a group of men in Nalanda district on Sunday.
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* Indian-controlled Kashmir capital shuts against police action on mosque, university

June 28 (Xinhua) SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir- Normal life in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Saturday remained disrupted over the alleged desecration of Jamia Masjid (grand mosque) by government forces and police action on students at University of Kashmir. The protest call in the city was given by Jamia Masjid committee headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is the head priest.
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