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British MPs vote to hold a general election on 12th December

Lawmakers are hopeful a new parliament can break the Brexit deadlock.

Boris Johnson is hopeful he can secure a parliamentary majority and push through a Brexit deal, as the turmoil surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU drags on. Also: The prime minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, has said he’ll step down after facing two weeks of anti-government protests. And a Nepali mountaineer has set a new climbing record, scaling the world’s fourteen tallest peaks in just seven months.

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