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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. /
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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Trump Administration Rethinks Foreign Aid With Eye Toward China

A gleaming new $3.2 billion railway cuts in half the travel time from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, to the coast. Major investments in transportation, ...

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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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US Downgrades Jerusalem Diplomatic Mission to Palestinians

The United States on Thursday downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The move, which was immediately denounced by the Palestinians and hailed by ...

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Angry crowds block women from Sabarimala Hindu temple

A BBC team is forced to leave as protests over a recent court ruling turn violent.

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Cajun Navy Replaces S Carolina Boy Scout Troop's Stolen Gear

A South Carolina Boy Scout troop discovered its trailer holding thousands of dollars' worth of camping gear was stolen, and the Louisiana Cajun Navy stepped in to help. WLTX-TV reports an assistant scoutmaster with Gilbert Troop 60, Rocky Sharpe, says it was devastating to learn the trailer was stolen over the weekend. A Facebook video posted ...

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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.

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 ...

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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 oil and the superpower would provide security. The interests that bind, and sometimes divide, the ...

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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 relationship with the U.S., from President Franklin D. Roosevelt meeting Saudi Arabia's first King Abdul Aziz on Valentine's Day in 1945 to the kingdom becoming America's main Mideast ally following ...

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. /
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 ...

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Nepal storm kills climbers on Himalayan peak Gurja

At least seven people die when a violent storm destroys their camp on the Himalayan peak of Gurja.

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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. /
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 protests had little impact. The post Study claims NFL ratings drop was not due to kneeling protests appeared first on theGrio.

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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 culture.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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US Oil Exec: Corporations Should ‘Do Our Part’ on Climate Change

Corporations around the world should work together to reduce carbon emissions and stem climate change rather than wait for government mandates, the ...

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 ...

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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 Palestinian-led boycott campaign against the Jewish state. Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American citizen with ...

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