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Suspected killer of Hamas commander arrested – leader

No details were provided on the suspect’s identity.

Hamas has arrested the suspected murderer of one of its key military commanders in Gaza, the Palestinian Islamist movement’s leader said Thursday, while maintaining Israel was behind the March assassination.

Suspected killer of Hamas commander arrested – leader
Suspected killer of Hamas commander arrested – leader

Suspected killer of Hamas commander arrested – leader

No details were provided on the suspect’s identity.

Russian blogger convicted for playing Pokemon Go in church
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Russian blogger convicted for playing Pokemon Go in church

The court agreed the video hurt the feelings of religious people and incited hatred against them.
Wall collapse kills 24 at Indian wedding
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Wall collapse kills 24 at Indian wedding

The high concrete wall trappedg guests who had taken shelter from violent rain in a tin shack during the wedding.
Hatchlings raise hope for Cambodia’s endangered ‘Royal Turtle’
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Hatchlings raise hope for Cambodia’s endangered ‘Royal Turtle’

The freshwater turtle, also known as the southern river terrapin, was thought to be extinct in Cambodia until 2000.
Portuguese doctors launch two-day strike
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Portuguese doctors launch two-day strike

Doctors are seeking a reduction in work hours for emergency workers from 200 hours a year to 150.
Wife of Palestinian hunger striker wants pope to intervene
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Wife of Palestinian hunger striker wants pope to intervene

The hunger strike began on April 17, led by Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences over his role in the second Palestinian intifada.
Trump’s firing of FBI director ‘domestic matter’ – Kremlin
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Trump’s firing of FBI director ‘domestic matter’ – Kremlin

The US president stunned Washington by firing Comey, the man who leads the agency charged with investigating whether Trump campaign aides colluded with Russia to sway the November elections.
Traditional British nannies get counter-terror skills
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Traditional British nannies get counter-terror skills

It was the world’s first college to offer childcare courses but students are now taking lessons on evasive driving and cyber security provided by former intelligence officers.
Parents of EU children have right to residency
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Parents of EU children have right to residency

Over 3million EU citizens will be affected by the Brexit divorce negotiations.
Trump sacks FBI director, sparking firestorm
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Trump sacks FBI director, sparking firestorm

Since the start of Trump’s presidency, the FBI chief had increasingly appeared to be a thorn in the president’s side.
Landslide win for Moon in South Korea election: exit poll
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Landslide win for Moon in South Korea election: exit poll

According to a joint survey by three television stations, Moon, of the Democratic Party, received 41.4 percent of the votes.
Iraq forces advance in west Mosul
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Iraq forces advance in west Mosul

The latest operations make it harder than ever to flee for the few hundred IS fighters estimated to remain in Mosul.
Labour UK election launch stumbles over Brexit
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Labour UK election launch stumbles over Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn’s position on Brexit became less clear when the BBC asked him if Britain would leave the EU if he was prime minister.
UN climate talks frustrated over US stance
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UN climate talks frustrated over US stance

Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama, who was instrumental in the 196-nation Paris Agreement in 2015, also entered the fray on Tuesday.
Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory
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Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

Soldiers and military hardware paraded across Red Square in Moscow as the country held its annual pomp-filled celebration of the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.
Why is religious intolerance on the rise in Indonesia?
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Why is religious intolerance on the rise in Indonesia?

Faith-based tension has been mounting in recent years in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, undermining its pluralist reputation.
Solo SA climber chased off Everest
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Solo SA climber chased off Everest

It is highly unusual for a climber to attempt to scale the mountain alone.
Macron will not seek to ‘punish’ UK over Brexit – adviser
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Macron will not seek to ‘punish’ UK over Brexit – adviser

Macron has previously called Brexit a ‘crime’ and said that Britain should continue paying into the EU budget if it wants access to the European single market.
Trump’s travel ban faces new test
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Trump’s travel ban faces new test

Given the public importance of the case and the need for a timely decision, the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals will head straight for a full-court hearing.
Putin urges Macron to shed mutual distrust and ‘join forces’
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Putin urges Macron to shed mutual distrust and ‘join forces’

Ties between Russia and France are currently strained as Paris has helped spearhead the West’s punitive response to Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.
First evacuations from Damascus rebel district – state TV
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First evacuations from Damascus rebel district – state TV

The Barzeh evacuation deal was struck late Sunday night, and dozens of people had gathered in the district from the morning.
Palestinian teen girl shot dead trying to stab police
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Palestinian teen girl shot dead trying to stab police

The attacker was 16-year-old Fatima Hajiji, a resident of Qarawat Bani Zeid, north of Ramallah.
Macron: ‘I will fight the divisions that undermine France’
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Macron: ‘I will fight the divisions that undermine France’

Macron, running as a centrist, won between 65.5 and 66.1 percent of the vote ahead of Le Pen on between 33.9 percent and 34.5 percent.
Ten defining moments in France’s rollercoaster election
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Ten defining moments in France’s rollercoaster election

The race to be France’s next president culminates in Sunday’s run-off after a tense campaign with multiple twists and turns.
11 dead in Vietnam bus crash
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11 dead in Vietnam bus crash

Road accidents are common in Vietnam, with nearly 9000 people killed last year.
50 000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs
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50 000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

Seven retirement and nursing homes were affected and some rail traffic through the city was disrupted for the operation.