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Gaza rocket hits Israeli city, prompting Israeli air strikes in retaliation

A rocket fired from Gaza struck a home in the city of Beer Sheva in southern Israel early Wednesday, according to the Israeli military and Israel police.

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EU court orders Poland to halt court retirements law

This comes after Poland lowered the retirement age of Supreme Court judges, triggering protests.

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Rihanna nixes Super Bowl LIII performance in solidarity with Kaepernick

  Superstar singer Rihanna bowed out of an opportunity to perform at the Superbowl in support of former NFL player turned activist Colin ...

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U.S. Folding Jerusalem Consulate Into Embassy, a Blow to Palestinians

The consulate has long overseen American ties to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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Israeli Supreme Court allows US 'boycott' student to stay

Lara Alqasem was denied entry into Israel amid claims she supports an anti-Israel boycott campaign.

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Israel Can’t Deport U.S. Student Over Past Support for Boycott

Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the government to allow entry to Lara Alqasem, detained at the airport for more than two weeks while she fought ...

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Fracking commences in UK for first time since 2011, draws protests

Fracking has restarted in the United Kingdom for the first time since 2011, as the UK-based energy firm Cuadrilla kicked off a three-month exploration process on Preston New Road in the northern English county of Lancashire.

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Pakistan Zainab murder: Imran Ali hanged for six-year-old's death

Imran Ali was sentenced to death for the rape and murder that sparked mass protests in January.

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Israel says Australia considering moving embassy to Jerusalem

Australia is considering recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving its embassy to Jerusalem, according to a statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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US, Saudi Arabia Have Leverage on Each Other; Using It Has Costs

The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central bargain: the kingdom would pump ...

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Washington Has Stood by Riyadh through Multiple Crises

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. Riyadh has had a special ...

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Seven Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli forces during violent Gaza protests

Seven Palestinians died Friday after being shot by Israeli soldiers along the security fence between Gaza and Israel during violent weekly protests, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

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Alabama store pulls Pepsi products with NFL logo over anthem protests

A grocery store owner in Athens, Ala., is refusing to sell Pepsi products because they feature the NFL logo. In a Facebook post from S&Z Grocery owner Phillip Stewart said he pulled Pepsi bottles off the shelf himself and would no longer be selling them in his store. “This may cause me to lose some […] The post Alabama store pulls Pepsi ...

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Nicaragua anti-government protesters on trial

President Daniel Ortega accuses them of organising violent street protests in a coup attempt against him.

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7 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Fire in Gaza Border Clashes

In an unusual episode, four of the Palestinians were fatally shot after crossing the fence and approaching an Israeli sniper’s position.

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Study claims NFL ratings drop was not due to kneeling protests

While the NFL and President Donald Trump believe that the #TakeAKnee movement is to blame for declining TV ratings, a study reveals that the ...

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Colin Kaepernick: NFL quarterback calls for further protests against racial injustice

Colin Kaepernick calls for further action against racial injustice after receiving a prestigious award for his contributions to black history and ...

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Bitter Battle Over Kavanaugh Adds Fuel to Midterm Showdown

Less than four weeks before U.S. congressional midterm elections, the bitter confirmation battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has galvanized activists in both major political parties. But its ultimate impact remains uncertain. Republicans say the fight over Kavanaugh has given them a boost, especially in key Senate races in states ...

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Police: Trump's UK Visit Used 10,000 Officers, Cost $24M

British police chiefs say security for U.S. President Donald Trump's visit in July involved almost 10,000 officers and cost nearly 18 million pounds ($24 million), making it the biggest police operation since riots swept England in 2011.   National Police Chiefs' Council chairwoman Sara Thornton said Thursday that nearly every police force in ...

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Israel tells US student to renounce views or leave the country

Israel has detained an American graduate student at Ben Gurion International Airport for more than a week, accusing her of supporting the Palestinian-led boycott movement of Israel.

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U.S. Student, Barred From Israel Over Boycott, Goes to Court

Lara Alqasem once belonged to a group perhaps most notable for backing an Israel hummus boycott. Now Israel says she can’t study in Jerusalem.

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Fernando Albán: Venezuela protests over jailed opposition lawmaker's death

Venezuela's government says Fernando Albán killed himself but the opposition says he was murdered.

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US Student Detained in Israel for Alleged Boycott Support

Israel has held an American graduate student in detention at its international airport for the past week, accusing her of supporting a ...

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Police hunt Palestinian suspect after 2 Israelis killed in West Bank

Two Israelis were killed and a third person seriously injured in a shooting attack inside a West Bank industrial park on Sunday, said the Israel ...

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Hamas's Gaza leader gives rare interview to Israeli newspaper

If Israel and Hamas agree on anything at the moment, it is probably that Gaza is as close to another war as it has been since the end of the last one four years ago.

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Dutch Christmas character Black Pete to ditch blackface on TV

Black Pete, the controversial Dutch Christmas character who sparks annual protests in the country, will no longer appear in blackface each year on the Dutch public broadcaster NTR.

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How coding is helping young Gazans find work

Gaza Sky Geeks, a tech hub started by Google and the NGO, Mercy Corps, teaches coding and has an outsourcing agency.

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