Morning news brief: Judge under US sanctions set to take over Iran presidency and more

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New Delhi Published: Jun 19, 2021, 08:56 AM(IST)

Morning news brief: India's legendary athlete Milkha Singh passed away and more Photograph:( WION )

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We bring you the biggest stories of the day so far. From Palestinians cancelling deal for near-expired COVID-19 vaccines from Israel to Kim Jong Un tightening ruling party disciple. And Mexico vaccinating migrants in Baja California. 

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Judge under US sanctions set to take over Iran presidency

Millions of Iranians voted on Friday in a contest set to hand the presidency to a hardline judge, who is subject to US sanctions, though anger over economic hardship and curbs on freedoms mean many will heed calls for a boycott.

Millions of Iranians voted on Friday in a contest set to hand the presidency to a hardline judge, who is subject to US sanctions, though anger over economic hardship and curbs on freedoms mean many will heed calls for a boycott.

 

'The Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh dies at 91 due to post-COVID complications

India's legendary athlete Milkha Singh passed away on Friday due to post-COVID complications.

India's legendary athlete Milkha Singh passed away on Friday due to post-COVID complications.

 

Palestinians cancel deal for near-expired COVID-19 vaccines from Israel

The Palestinian Authority (PA) cancelled a deal on Friday to receive soon-to-expire COVID-19 vaccines from Israel after an initial Israeli shipment showed an expiration date sooner than had been agreed, the PA health minister said.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) cancelled a deal on Friday to receive soon-to-expire COVID-19 vaccines from Israel after an initial Israeli shipment showed an expiration date sooner than had been agreed, the PA health minister said.

 

Kim Jong Un tightens ruling party discipline, appoints new politburo members

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reinforced the ruling Workers' Party discipline and appointed new members of its powerful politburo, state media KCNA reported on Saturday.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reinforced the ruling Workers' Party discipline and appointed new members of its powerful politburo, state media KCNA reported on Saturday.

 

Mexico to vaccinate migrants in Baja California under new border initiative

Authorities in the Mexican border state of Baja California say they will include migrants in the new COVID-19 vaccination plan for border cities, which is aimed at accelerating the reopening of the shared land border with the United States.

Authorities in the Mexican border state of Baja California say they will include migrants in the new COVID-19 vaccination plan for border cities, which is aimed at accelerating the reopening of the shared land border with the United States.

Australia taking China to WTO over wine duties

Australia is lodging a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization over China's imposition of anti-dumping duties on Australian wine exports, the government announced Saturday.

Australia is lodging a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization over China's imposition of anti-dumping duties on Australian wine exports, the government announced Saturday.

 

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