Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, June 5

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JAKARTA -- Rescuers have been searching for the 17 crew of a cargo boat which sank in the waters off Central Sulawesi province, Indonesia, head of the search and rescue office in the provincial capital Basrano said on Wednesday.

The capsizal took place on Saturday, but was known on Tuesday after one of the crew was rescued alive by an Indian ship NV Nurbayaksar, the crew member named Yakob informed about the incident, head of the office revealed. (Indonesia-Boat-Sank)

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BANGKOK -- Thailand's former prime minister, former Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva on Wednesday announced his resignation as MP, before voting for the new prime minister of Thailand.

At the TOT Public Company Limited's head office in northern Bangkok, which is being used as a makeshift parliament, Abhisit said he had to keep his word. (Thailand-Former PM-Resignation)

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed an immigration bill that could offer path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants in defiance of U.S. President Donald Trump's opposition.

The 237-187 vote was largely along party lines with only seven Republican lawmakers joining their Democratic counterparts in supporting the bill. (US-Immigration Bill)

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TRIPOLI -- The Libyan navy on Tuesday announced rescuing 45 immigrants off the country's western coast in an operation earlier in the day.

The rescue operation took place some 105 km off the Tripoli coast, the navy said in a statement later Tuesday. (Libya-Illegal Immigrants-Rescue) Enditem

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