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Refugees in Papua New Guinea, Venezuela's Election, and JFK Files: The VICE Morning Bulletin

Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.
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International News

FBI Authorizes Publication of More JFK Files
The Bureau has green lighted documents on the John F. Kennedy assassination held back from a National Archives release last week, but has insisted the names of some individuals be redacted. A spokeswoman for the FBI said the "limited redactions" correspond to people "whose lives may be at risk if they are publicly identified."—AP

Hundreds Refuse to Leave Papua New Guinea Refugee Camp
Around 600 refugees are determined to remain at a detention center on Manus Island, despite plans to shut off electricity, food, and water Tuesday. Australia refused to accept the group, though the processing center is run on its behalf. Human rights lawyers have filed action to stop the center's closure.—BBC News


Seven Killed in Israeli Strike on Gaza Tunnel
Israeli authorities said the air force had bombed a tunnel in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, near a border wall under construction. According to Gaza's ministry of health, five of the seven people killed were from the al-Quds Brigades, a militant Islamic group. Another nine people were reportedly injured in the strike.—Al Jazeera

Opposition Leaders Boycott Venezuela's Next Election
Three political parties—Justice First, Democratic Action and Popular Will—said they will not take part in December's municipal polls, claiming recent votes had been "manipulated." Julio Borges, leader of Justice First, said: "The objective remains getting Nicolas Maduro out of power, and in this struggle, the world is with us."—Reuters

Damage Caused by Climate Change 'Unequivocal,' Say Scientists
New research published in The Lancet has found climate change caused an extra 125 million people to suffer in heat waves since 2000. It also caused a 46 percent rise in extreme weather events since the turn of the century. "The human symptoms of climate change are unequivocal and potentially irreversible," the report stated.—Reuters

Everything Else

'House of Cards' Finale Announced Following Kevin Spacey Allegation
The sixth season of the show will be the last, a decision Netflix claimed had nothing to do with an accusation its star made sexual advances toward a 14-year-old boy. Netflix did say it was "deeply troubled" by Anthony Rapp's allegation.—VICE

Coachella Organizers Reveal New London Festival
Goldenvoice has announced that All Points East, a new 10-day event featuring three days of music headlined by The xx, will take place in London next summer. The National, The War on Drugs, and Future Islands will also perform.—Billboard

Travis Scott Sued by Fan Who Fell from Balcony
Kyle Green filed a lawsuit against the Houston rapper and Terminal 5 for injuries he sustained during Scott's April show in New York City. The 23-year-old alleges Scott advised him to jump from the balcony.—Noisey