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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, June 6

06 Jun 2020, 15:18 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday crossed the threshold for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to an estimate by the Associated Press (AP), locking up a contest for the White House with incumbent President Donald Trump.

The AP projected that Biden, now the sole remaining presidential candidate in the Democratic Party, has won 1,993 delegates to the national convention, surpassing the benchmark number of 1,991 needed for nomination. (US-Election-Biden)

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday threatened to withdraw Brazil from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Bolsonaro said Brazil will consider leaving the WHO unless it stops being a "partisan political organization." (Brazil-WHO-Bolsonaro)

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LOS ANGELES -- A small, single-engine airplane Friday afternoon crashed into a hillside in Mentone, 106 kilometers east of Los Angeles downtown, claiming three lives.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman Ian Gregor was quoted by the KTLA news channel as saying that the single-engine Cessna 172 plane crashed "under known circumstances," and the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board have launched an investigation. (US-Plane-Crash)

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FAIZABAD, Afghanistan -- Eleven security personnel were confirmed dead as a roadside bomb struck a vehicle in Khash district of Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province on Saturday, provincial police spokesman Sanahullah Rohani said. (Afghanistan-Bomb-Death)

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