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Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today’s top stories

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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 5, 2015.

Saddam's former foreign minister dies in prison

Tariq Aziz, the former foreign minister of Iraq during the reign of Saddam Hussein, has died in prison at the age of 79, Iraqi officials have confirmed. Aziz surrendered in April 2003 when a U.S. invasion force toppled the dictator's regime, and was sentenced to death in 2010.

[Read more from CNN]

American Pharoah goes for Triple Crown

After winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, American Pharoah will aim to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years at the Belmont Stakes. The horse is undefeated this year.

[Read more from CBS News]

Blockade contributing to 'humanitarian crisis' in Yemen

Around 20 million people in Yemen, around 80 percent of the population, are in urgent need of food, water and medical aid in what is being called a humanitarian disaster made worse by a naval blockade. The blockade is being imposed by the Arab coalition and backed by the US and the UK in response to the country's civil war.

[Read more from The Guardian]

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