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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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US, Chinese defense chiefs hold 'straightforward' talks amid tensions

Top US and Chinese defense officials met in Singapore Thursday for a head-to-head meeting which nearly didn't take place amid growing tensions between the world's two most powerful countries.

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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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Inter-Korean Military Pact Leaves Washington Uneasy

A gap is growing between Washington and Seoul over an inter-Korean military pact that Washington worries might weaken South Korea’s defenses against ...

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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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'Concerns about a return to violence are very real'

Irish PM says fears over threats of a return of violence in the event of a hard border are "very real".

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Brazil’s Bitter Presidential Race Leads to Scores of Assaults

The country is divided between a far-right candidate who advocates fighting violence with violence, and a leftist rival. The increasing animosity has led to more than 70 attacks on political opponents.

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Domestic Violence Awareness: 5 things you should know to help someone in your life

If you see something, say something. It’s a message you’ve heard or read throughout buses, subways, and airports in order to keep public spaces safe. But behind closed doors, this idea might be a bit more challenging. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, which first began in 1981 as a way to connect advocates across […] The post ...

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Immigrant Caravan Organizer Held After Trump Threatens Honduras

The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained Tuesday in Guatemala after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw funding and aid from Honduras if the flow of migrants north to the United States was not stopped. Guatemalan police detained Bartolo Fuentes, a former member of the Honduran Congress, from the middle of ...

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HSBC, Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered pull out of Saudi event

The withdrawals follow tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.

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Trump Threatens to Cut Aid to Honduras If Migrant Caravan Isn't Stopped

President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off aid to Honduras if its government does not stop a large ‘caravan’ of migrants headed toward the ...

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Literary Group Sues Trump, Alleges Free Speech Stifling

In the three years that Donald Trump rocketed from candidate to president, the PEN American Center has criticized him as a bully, an autocrat, a user of hate speech and an enemy of free expression. It has published studies, organized petitions and ...

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Far-right group takes victory lap on social media after violence in Manhattan

“I have a lot of support in the NYPD, and I very much appreciate that, the boys in blue," said Gavin McInnes, the founder of "Western Chauvanist" group Proud Boys.

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US Designates Hezbollah, 4 Other Groups as Top Threats

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday designated five groups, including the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Central American street gang MS-13, as “top transnational organized crime threats,” targeting them for stepped up prosecutions by the Justice Department.   Sessions identified the other three groups as Cartel de Jalisco Nueva ...

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Honduran Migrant Caravan Grows as it Moves Toward the US

The migrant caravan that started in San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has grown as it crosses the country.  Some are walking. Some are in vehicles. But they all seem to have a common goal -- they want a better life.  Many of them want to seek ...

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IMF World Bank: What the economic outlook holds for Asia

Emerging market contagion and trade tensions are among the key risks facing the region, the IMF says.

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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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Chinese Envoy Says US Charge of Election Interference 'Groundless'

China's ambassador to the U.S. says many accusations the Trump administration has made against Beijing are "groundless", including election interference. "One of the fundamental principles in China's foreign policy is non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries," Ambassador Cui Tiankai told Fox television Sunday. "We have been ...

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3 arrested in clashes following speech by far-right leader

Officials expressed outrage over the violence and blamed the Proud Boys, which has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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3 Arrested in New York Violence After Far-Right Speech

Three people were arrested in New York City following violent clashes after a speech by the founder of a far-right group, and police said Saturday they were reviewing video of the clashes and could make additional arrests. The violence Friday night followed a speech by Gavin McInnes, the founder of the Proud Boys, at the Metropolitan Republican ...

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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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Matthew Shepard’s Murder Haunts Wyoming 20 Years Later

When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the ...

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Trump Administration Steps in to Kill Police Reform Plan

The Trump administration informed a federal judge in Chicago on Friday that it's seeking to scuttle a plan negotiated between the nation's ...

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Two decades after Matthew Shepard's death, LGBTQ community still battles hate violence

On Oct. 12, 1998, Wyoming student Matthew Shepard died after being brutally beaten. His death sparked a seismic shift in attitudes toward the gay ...

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Alaska Natives to Congress: Expand Violence Against Women Act

On his Facebook page, a father grieves the loss of his 10-year-old daughter, whom he had affectionately nicknamed “Dimples.” Her body was found last month in the remote tundra outside of Kotzebue, a northwest Alaska town that has been home to the Inupiat people for centuries. A 41-year-old man from the same community has been charged with her ...

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China Says in 'Communication' Amid Report of Trump-Xi Meet

China said Friday it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump next month following a dive in the U.S. stock market blamed partly on a growing trade war between the world's two largest economies. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang offered no specifics, but said ...

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Rising tensions in Sea of Azov

There have been rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia over access to the strategically important Sea of Azov.

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