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Serena Williams covers ‘TIME’ Magazine and opens up about her comeback and Colin Kaepernick

Serena Williams is gracing the cover of TIME and opening up about everything from motherhood to her return to tennis. She also took time to share her thoughts on Colin Kaepernick and the ongoing NFL protests. Williams is currently preparing for the U.S. Open in NYC. The tournament is her chance to tie Margaret Court’s […] The post ... /
African migrants in disbelief as Israeli law cuts their salaries

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents. Since last year, they face another burden: a de facto 20 percent salary cut that has driven them further into poverty. Israel’s roughly 35,000 African migrants and the groups that support them ...

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Sacks of Mail Reach the West Bank, 8 Years Late

Ten tons of letters and packages, which Israel had prevented from entering the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, have finally been released.

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Israel Eases Restrictions on Gaza Imports After Days of Relative Calm

Moving to stabilize a shaky cease-fire with the Hamas-governed enclave, the Israelis lifted the five-week ban on all goods other than food, medicine ...

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Palestinian mail blocked by Israel arrives eight years late

Letters and packages from as far as 2010 arrive in the West Bank after they are released by Israel.

Hong Kong independence talk goes ahead amid protests

A hotly anticipated speech by a pro-Hong Kong independence activist went ahead Tuesday at the city's Foreign Correspondents' Club, amid government ...

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Israel to reopen Gaza cargo crossing if calm holds

Israel shut Kerem Shalom for all but humanitarian deliveries in retaliation for Palestinian attacks.

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Police Probe Assault of Officer During Charlottesville March

Officers kept the peace at this weekend's protests and counter-protests a year after a deadly far-right rally. Authorities made several arrests in Charlottesville and in northern Virginia, where a small group of right-wing demonstrators took the Metro to their rally outside the White House. Authorities said a man heading to the "Unite the ...

Colombia recognizes Palestine as sovereign state

Colombian President Iván Duque is facing a diplomatic row with Israel in his first week in office after the outgoing government in Bogota recognized Palestine.

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Romania protests: Thousands hold new rally after clashes

Police fired tear gas against anti-corruption protesters in the capital Bucharest on Friday.

Renowned Bangladeshi photographer says he was tortured in jail

Massive protests in Bangladesh have given way to a burgeoning social media campaign to free imprisoned critics of the government who are allegedly ...

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US Citizen Indicted for Trying to Join Islamic State

A U.S. federal grand jury has indicted a U.S. citizen for attempting to join the Islamic State group. The grand jury in Chicago charged Faress Shraiteh with conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State and other crimes. Shraiteh ... /
What new policy? NFL players continue protests against police brutality

NFL officials implemented a new policy that would punish players who protest against police brutality. But during the pre-season games, players protested in force; throwing up fists in solidarity and kneeling on the field during the national anthem, CNN reports. READ MORE: Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charge after throwing deadly ...

Trump rips NFL players after protests during preseason games

"They make a fortune doing what they love...........Be happy, be cool!" Trump wrote.

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NFL players anthem protests resume

Several NFL players who protested during the US national anthem before pre-season games have been criticised by President Donald Trump.

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As NFL Season Begins, Player Protests Retake Spotlight

As the National Football League (NFL) pre-season began Thursday night for many teams, several players continued to defy U.S. President Donald Trump ...

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Some NFL Players ‘Raise Awareness’ During Anthem

Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night. In Philadelphia, Eagles safety ...

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Charlottesville White Supremacist Protest Recalled One Year Later

Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the violent "Unite The Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Last year's protest, organized by white supremacists upset over the removal of a statue of a Confederate hero, left one person dead and 19 injured. White nationalists are planning a protest to mark the occasion in Washington. Meanwhile, ...

Israel and Hamas exchange fire in sudden Gaza escalation

Israel launched scores of air strikes on Gaza after Hamas militants fired rockets into its territory, prompting warnings over the risks of escalation.

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As Chinese Investors Panic Over Dubious Products, Authorities Quash Protests

Chinese investors poured billions into online lending platforms. Now some can’t get their money back.

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Israel and Hamas Trade Blows Again. Was That a Negotiating Tactic?

Experts on both sides of the lines said Israel and Hamas might be trying to improve their negotiating positions for a truce by letting their guns ...

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Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel

Israel's military says it was targeting Hamas sites after they fired dozens of rockets at Israel.

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US Welcomes Decision by Congo's Kabila Not to Run for Presidency

The United States has welcomed the decision by Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to not seek re-election, saying the ruling ...

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An Acclaimed Photographer in Bangladesh Says He Was Tortured

Shahidul Alam, Bangladesh’s best-known photojournalist, was arrested after posting Facebook video in which he appeared to criticize the government’s handling of recent student-led protests.

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Renewed Clashes Between Israel and Gaza Interrupt Talk of Cease-Fire

Israel and Hamas exchanged blows across the Gaza border as Egypt and the United Nations tried to broker a long-term cease-fire.

Tzipi Livni Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel.

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