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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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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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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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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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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 protests had little impact. The post Study claims NFL ratings drop was not due to kneeling protests ...

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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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Trump Says he May Pick new UN Ambassador This Month

In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump’s turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced she is resigning at the ...

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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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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 Defense Forces.

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Will Trump's Palestinian policy work?

US funding cuts have alarmed Palestinian refugees, but the move is being met with defiance.

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Manhunt after two Israelis killed at West Bank factory

The Israeli military says a Palestinian man shot dead two Israeli co-workers at a factory on Sunday.

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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 ...

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After 70 years, who are the Palestinian refugees?

The BBC’s Paul Adams went to a camp in Beirut to meet the Palestinian refugees who still can't go home.

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Palestinian Killed 2 Israelis in West Bank Attack

The Israeli authorities were hunting for a man who shot two co-workers in an industrial park considered an oasis of coexistence. They described the events as terrorism.

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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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Laquan McDonald: Chicago officer convicted of killing teen

The Illinois city braces for protests as an officer is convicted of shooting a boy 16 times.

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Protests rock the Capitol, Indonesia takes a deadly double hit, an Aussie truck rally and more.

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US Broadens War on Terror, Has Harsh Words for Iran

The United States renewed its call to win the war on terrorism Thursday, unveiling a new counterterrorism strategy that promises to confront a ...

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As Tensions Rise With Israel, Hamas Chief Calls for Cease-Fire in Gaza

In a rare interview with an Israeli newspaper, the Hamas leader in Gaza, Yehya Sinwar, sent a message to Israelis that war was in “no one’s interest.”

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Brett Kavanaugh: Supreme Court protests rock Capitol Hill

Protests gathered on Capitol Hill on Thursday, as the FBI shared the results of the Kavanaugh investigation with senators.

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Busboy Who Aided Wounded RFK in 1968 Dies   

Juan Romero, the hotel busboy who was photographed holding the head of the mortally wounded Robert Kennedy, has died. A family friend says Romero died of a heart attack earlier this week in Modesto, California. He was 68.  The Mexican-born Romero was an 18-year-old busboy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968. New York ...

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UNRWA pulls some staff from Gaza amid threats

The United Nations agency responsible for looking after Palestinian refugees has pulled some of its international staff out of Gaza, amid threats and ongoing protests against the agency as its faces a multimillion-dollar shortfall.

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