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SUN SUNI KHABAR MAY 17TH, 2016


RUBIO TWEETS SEND TWITTER INTO A FRENZY

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has 1.36 million followers on Twitter. His most recent forage into the Twittersphere left most of them wondering what was going through the senator’s mind. The first of his tweets was not all that cryptic, as it seemed to be a jab at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The tweet read, “As for future in politics, well it's nearly impossible for someone not in office to ever become a successful candidate for President. Right?". He also repeated that he will be leaving politics at the end of his term, saying "I have only said like 10000 times I will be a private citizen in January."

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U.S. ESCALATING THE FIGHT AGAINST ZIKA

In Fort Myers, Florida, there waits a squadron of 26 trucks, 11 helicopters and 4 airplanes, ready to fight the first unsuspecting mosquito that flutters into their path. The veritable army housed in Fort Myers is an indication of the United States’ step up in security against the Zika virus, which has infected a large part of South America. Amid fears that the virus will spread to the United States, Congress is considering three separate proposals to fund the battle against it. Health experts are worried about the possibility of a pregnant woman getting the disease, which would subsequently result in her baby carrying the defect.

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THUNDER SHOCK DUBS IN GAME 1

In a series widely expected to be the most competitive in this entire postseason, barring the Raptors-Heat series, the Warriors were expected to take Game 1 at Oracle Arena. Up by 13 at the half, many expected the game to be put to bed by the end of the third quarter. Then the fourth quarter happened. A 23-14 run in the final 12 minutes of the fourth quarter took the Thunder ahead of the Warriors, where they stayed until the end. Star point guard Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 27 points, 12 assists, 7 steals and 6 rebounds in an impressive display that no doubt helped the Thunder take down the defending champs.

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THAI ISLAND CLOSED DUE TO TOURISM DAMAGE

The paradise in Thailand known as Koh Tachai has been closed by Thai authorities, who have cited tourists as the reason for doing so. The island, known for its white sand and pristine water, is said to have a damaged ecosystem, the result of mass tourism over the years. Chief among these problems is litter and food waste. Initially, Tunya Nethithammakul, director general of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, estimated that only a few hundred tourists could visit the island per day, a far cry from the 2,000 that actually were. There are no hotels on the island, and most tourists only stay a day, making the mass pollution even more astonishing.

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