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Pakistanis Seek Relief As Heat Wave Continuesi
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June 29, 2015
A brutal heat wave in Pakistan is continuing to disrupt the holy month of Ramadan, when many Muslims refrain from eating and drinking during the daytime. In Peshawar, locals were able to escape the heat in the waters of a local canal, but in the worst-affected city, Karachi, the death toll continued to rise.
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Video Pakistanis Seek Relief As Heat Wave Continues

A brutal heat wave in Pakistan is continuing to disrupt the holy month of Ramadan, when many people refrain from eating and drinking during the daytime. In Peshawar, locals were able to escape the heat, but in the worst-affected city, Karachi, the death toll continued to rise.
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Video Abdullah Says Islamic State Militants Active In Afghanistan

Afghanistan's chief executive Abdullah Abdullah told ministers on June 29 that Islamic State militants are a threat to Afghan civilians and security forces. He accused the country's previous administration of creating the instability that allowed the extremist group to gain power.
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Video Georgia Mulls New Site For Devastated Tbilisi Zoo

Officials in Georgia are considering moving Tbilisi zoo to a new location, after it was devastated by floods on June 13. Around half the zoo's animals died in the disaster.
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Video Bosnian Former Prisoners Of War Demand Official Recognition

Bosnian wartime camp inmates marked International Day in Support of Victims of Torture with a protest in Sarajevo on June 26. They said that the government of Bosnia-Herzegovina has still not given them official recognition two decades after the end of the conflict.
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Video Yerevan Activists Play Amid The Protests

There was a festive mood on the streets of Yerevan on June 26 despite the seriousness of the electricity price protests that have gripped the Armenian capital. The previous night, on June 25, thousands remained on Bagramian Avenue, near the parliament and presidential residence.
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Video Ukrainian Police, Guardsmen Hold Defense Exercises

Ukrainian police and a National Guard unit practiced defending territory from a potential attack in the city of Dobropillya, near rebel-held territory in Donbas. Members of the Azov Regiment, formerly a volunteer militia, took part in the drills.
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Video Moldovans Demand Probe Into 'Crime Of The Century'

Protesters gathered in Chisinau on June 25 to demand a full investigation into the disappearance of $1 billion from three banks late last year. The demonstrators say officials have done little to pursue the perpetrators.

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Video Kadyrov Fumes As Sanctions Hit Horses

Chechen leader Ramzam Kadyrov has been left fuming by the impact of Western sanctions on one of his favorite hobbies – his stable of racehorses.

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