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Palestinian witnesses say an Israeli settler opened fire on a crowd of Palestinian protesters after his auto was attacked by demonstrators Thursday. RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed on Friday with Israeli forces at rallies across the West Bank in support of hunger-striking prisoners whose fast is now in its 33rd day.
  • It is Time to End the Israeli Occupation, Says Palestinian President

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    President Donald Trump wants to break that pattern - but if the daylight between his meetings with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas indicates anything, it's going to be an uphill battle. Throughout his campaign, Trump had promised to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and supported Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory - concepts that are both held in high regard by staunch pro-Israel groups.
  • Veteran Mexican journalist Javier Valdez is killed

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    Valdez, who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was killed Monday when unidentified attackers opened fire on his vehicle in the city of Culiacan where he was working. "I reiterate our commitment to freedom of expression and the press, fundamental for our democracy", he tweeted. An award-winning local journalist and Agence France-Presse contributor who reported on violent drug gangs in northwestern Mexico was shot dead in the street Monday, a judicial source told ...
  • Moors murderer Ian Brady dies, Ashworth Hospital confirms

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    Maureen Smith, sister of Myra Hindley, and her husband David, 1965. Smith fled and called police, who eventually found Kilbride and Downey's bodies buried on the moor. They later admitted the murders of Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett. Brady refused to help a special investigation in 2003 to once again find Keith's remains.
  • India Asks World Court to Bar Pakistan From Executing Alleged Spy

    India Asks World Court to Bar Pakistan From Executing Alleged Spy

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    Pakistani counsel Khawar Qureshi informed the court that India had concealed facts during the hearing in an attempt to secure the stay order against the death sentence awarded to Jadhav for carrying out subversive acts in Pakistan. Dr Faisal said spies do not have rights of counsellor access and India did not produce evidence against Jadhav in the court. India pleaded that "the ICJ has no jurisdiction to hear such disputes".
  • China's retail sales up 10.7 pct in April

    China's retail sales up 10.7 pct in April

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    However, infrastructure spending continued to grow more than 23 per cent year on year in the period from January to last month, supported by Beijing's Belt and Road initiative. A slew of upbeat economic data pointed to latest restructuring achievements and provided fresh stabilization signs for the Chinese economy. "China's transition to slower but structurally rebalanced growth continues", the World Bank said in a recent report, noting that economic growth will continue to moderate as ...
  • Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins

    Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins

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    He added that there would be no role for either the United Nations or other "international forces" in the de-escalation zones , but said without giving further details that Russian Federation had said military police would play an observer role.
  • Mother's love, the most unconditional love

    Mother's love, the most unconditional love

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    It's a priceless gem to society when it's done well. But I hope that on this Mother's Day , we can commit to doing more than that: Our deeds should match our words, and we should give mothers the respect they deserve, give all women the equality they deserve and give all parents the support they need in their most important roles.
  • Experts see instability in the legislature after B.C. election

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    Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver said repeatedly during the B.C. election campaign that he and his slate of 83 candidates were running to win government. The B.C. Liberal party has been in power for 16 years and is attempting to build on four straight majority governments by running on the party's record of economic growth and financial stability.
  • Chamber of 17 Mummies Discovered in Egypt's Minya

    Chamber of 17 Mummies Discovered in Egypt's Minya

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    The mummies have not yet been dated but are believed to date to Egypt's Greco-Roman period. Animal and bird coffins were also found according to the ministry, but as of yet the mummies have not been dated. Mummies lying in catacombs following their discovery in the Tuna el-Gabal district. But a popular uprising in 2011 that overthrew veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak ushered in years of unrest that battered the economy and drove away tourists.