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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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Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder to take legal action against Ecuador

The Wikileaks co-founder has been living in the country's UK embassy in London since 2012.

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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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US opens Catholic church sex abuse probe in Pennsylvania

Prosecutors have requested documents from secret church archives and confidential files.

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Top Afghan commander Raziq killed in Kandahar gun attack

A bodyguard kills the Kandahar police chief, but US commander Scott Miller escapes unhurt.

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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 commander survives Afghan gun attack in which police chief dies

Gen Scott Miller escapes unhurt but a Taliban gunman kills a powerful Afghan police chief in Kandahar.

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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 Israel, is the latest Trump administration decision to align with Israeli government views and a ...

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Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads “War Room.” Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections. Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their ...

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Exiled Vietnamese Blogger: I’m Not Alone in Pushing for Freedom

A prominent Vietnamese blogger sent into exile in the United States says her reunion with her family after two years in prison is proof she is not ... /
Jill Scott opens up on Instagram about the type of men she refuses to date

Jill Scott went on social media to post lessons she's learned from past relationships, which include knowing her self-worth. The post Jill Scott ...

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Student goes on shooting rampage in Crimean high school, kills 17, wounds 50  

The gunman was an 18-year-old student at the vocational high school who killed himself after the attack.

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Crimea attack: College shooting kills 19

An 18-year-old student was behind the shooting, investigators in the Russian-annexed region say.

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Chinese woman kills herself and children after husband 'fakes death'

The man is alleged to have faked his death for an insurance payout - but did not tell his wife.

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Student Gunman Kills 19 and Wounds Dozens at a College in Crimea

The lone attacker detonated an explosive device, then opened fire at his classmates, in the deadliest school assault in Russia since the Beslan massacre in 2004.

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Tasmania penguin deaths: Dozens killed in suspected dog attack

The deaths of 58 small penguins in Tasmania have led officials to issue a warning to dog owners.

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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U.S. Military Airstrike Kills 60 Shabab Fighters in Somalia

The military said the strike, which followed attacks on Somali security forces and their American advisers, was the deadliest against the extremist group in nearly a year.

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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 two range from the price of oil and containing Iran, to counter-terrorism, the wars in Syria and ... /
Turkey renames street of their new U.S. embassy to ‘Malcolm X Avenue’

Turkey renames the street leading to the new US Embassy to Malcolm X Avenue in reverence to the famed Black Muslim civil rights leader. The post Turkey renames street of their new U.S. embassy to ‘Malcolm X Avenue’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Boko Haram faction kills second aid worker in Nigeria

The fate of two other hostages, including a 15-year-old schoolgirl, is unknown.

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Nicaragua frees protesters after international outcry

Police release dozens of demonstrators they had detained after an anti-government demonstration.

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Morocco train crash: Rabat derailment 'kills four'

Dozens more were injured when the train derailed near Morocco's capital Rabat, reports say.

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2020 Democrats Building Ties to Power Brokers in Key States

Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and ...

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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 ...

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Australia considers following US on Jerusalem embassy

PM Scott Morrison says he is "open" to recognising the city as Israel's capital, but draws criticism.

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Julian Assange given feline ultimatum by Ecuador

The Wikileaks co-founder is told to look after his cat at the London embassy or he may lose it.

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