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Pele: Brazil team 'still not ready for 2018 World Cup'

BRASILIA, June 7 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR)--Brazil may be five-time winners of the World Cup and joint-favourites to make it six in Russia this year but the South Americans do not yet have the right blend for success, three-time World Cup winner Pele said on Wednesday.


Thai mobile giants slapped with over US$680 mln civil suits

BANGKOK, June 7 (Bernama) -- Consumer rights advocacy networks have filed civil suits against Thailand's three largest mobile operators demanding 22 billion baht (about US$689.8 million) in compensation for rounding up excess seconds used by customers into extra minutes, the Bangkok Post reported.


Turkish army advances on PKK militants in Northern Iraq

ANKARA, June 7 (Bernama) -- The Turkish army is advancing on militants of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Qandil region in northern Iraq, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.


South African govt employees set to begin strike action on Monday

PRETORIA, June 7 (BERNAMA-NNN-SABC) -- The Public Service Association, the union representing government employees in South Africa, has warned of a complete shutdown of essential services when its members begin their strike action on Monday, following a breakdown in wage negotiations with the government.


Baghdad explosion death toll rises to 14

BAGHDAD, June 7 (Bernama) -- The death toll of a huge explosion in eastern Baghdad on Wednesday has risen to 14 people, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a Ministry of Interior source.


Agreement between UN agencies and Myanmar aims to facilitate Rohingya return

Guterres urged Myanmar to take 'decisive steps to implement the agreement' and reiterated his call to put an end to the violence, and make the perpetrator accountable for their actions, redress for victims, provide humanitarian access to all areas in Rakhine.


Three killed in car bombing in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, June 7 (Bernama) -- Three people were killed and a dozen others were injured on Wednesday in a car bombing in eastern Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, Xinhua news agency reported, citing an Interior Ministry source.