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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 06, 2019, 08:55 AM(IST)

Sudanese demonstrators. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top developments of the day.

UN relocates staff from Sudan, death toll rises to 108

The United Nations is moving some of its staff from Sudan, a spokeswoman said Wednesday, as the death toll from a crackdown on protesters soared to more than 100.

4 bodies, 11 tonne garbage picked in Mount Everest clean-up operation

Nepali climbers have retrieved four bodies and collected some 11 tonnes of decades-old garbage from Mount Everest and its approach below the base camp as part of a drive to clean up the world's highest mountain, the government said on Wednesday.

Global terrorist Hafiz Saeed not allowed to lead Eid prayers at his 'favourite' venue in Lahore

For the first time in years, Mumbai attack mastermind and Jammat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was not allowed by the government on Wednesday to lead Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at his favourite venue Qaddafi Stadium here, an official said.

Thailand's Parliament elects coup leader Prayut Chan-ocha as prime minister

Thailand's junta chief Prayut Chan-ocha was elected late on Wednesday as the kingdom's first civilian prime minister since the 2014 coup he led, in a vote by a parliament stacked with appointed allies of the conservative, arch-royalist army.

Danish centre-left opposition wins election on welfare pledges

Denmark appeared set to become the third Nordic country in a year to form a leftist government as voters in Wednesday`s parliamentary election rebelled against austerity measures and dealt a blow to right-wing nationalists.

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