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An Israeli-Egyptian border blockade has largely sealed Gaza since 2007. The Israeli leader posted a video on Sunday that showed him throwing a Hamas policy paper, which attempted to soften the group's image, into a trash can. He was born in the Shatti refugee camp in western Gaza City in 1963. He was the private secretary of Hamas' founder and spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin.
  • Dhingra panel report: BJP practising political vendetta of worst order, says Congress

    Dhingra panel report: BJP practising political vendetta of worst order, says Congress

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    His response came after a media report claimed that Vadra had been indicted by the Commission for making unlawful profits in a land deal in 2008. The Commission was asked to probe alleged irregularities in grant of licences by the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government for development of colonies, housing societies and commercial complexes in four Gurgaon villages.
  • Jewish Groups Will Walk In DC Climate March

    Jewish Groups Will Walk In DC Climate March

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    Astrid Riecken/Getty ImagesPeople gather near the U.S. Capitol for the People's Climate Movement before marching to the White House t. Coincidentally, Saturday's march also marks the first 100 days of Trump's presidency. Then the "rise" part of the march will happen when the group marches to the Washington Monument to come together as a community of environmentally concerned citizens.
  • Fears engulf French election after policeman shot in Paris

    Fears engulf French election after policeman shot in Paris

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    The couple were to spend one more night in Paris before flying to Scotland, and Mr Heuser said he didn't think the incident would put them off their travel plan. Two of the main candidates, conservative Francois Fillon and centrist Emmanuel Macron , canceled campaign events Friday. One police officer is dead and another hurt following a shooting in the French capital, police sources say.
  • US commerce secretary eyes more trade moves

    US commerce secretary eyes more trade moves

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    He said Canada is prepared to agree to an import quota, for example, in exchange for "stable and predictable" USA market access for its softwood. Ross has said that lumber and dairy have erupted as irritants because they are not properly addressed in the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump has threatened to scrap if it can't be renegotiated.
  • Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore running for US Senate

    Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore running for US Senate

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    Asked about those races in a press conference last week , Moore said he would make a decision after discussions with his family. As previously reported, in March 2015, six of the nine judges of the Alabama Supreme Court released a historic order halting the issuance of same-sex "marriage" licenses in the state.
  • Kashmir: Three Indian soldiers killed in Kupwara army camp attack

    Kashmir: Three Indian soldiers killed in Kupwara army camp attack

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    Guerrillas believed to be foreigners sneaked into an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday and killed three soldiers in an audacious pre-dawn attack that left two militants dead, officials said. Security forces are engaged in an encounter and a search operation is likely to be initiated. The garrison is around 100km from the army camp in Uri sector which came under a similar fidayeen attack on September 17 a year ago.
  • Ivanka Trump faces groans, laughs after defending her dad

    Ivanka Trump faces groans, laughs after defending her dad

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    Ivanka Trump speaks on stage next to Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland (L) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde (R) at the W20 conference on April 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. I grew up in a house where there were no barriers to what I could accomplish beyond my own perseverance and my own tenacity. Before the event, President Trump tweeted Tuesday that he is "proud of @IvankaTrump for her leadership on these important issues".
  • Chhattisgarh attack cold-blooded murder, says Rajnath Singh

    Chhattisgarh attack cold-blooded murder, says Rajnath Singh

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    CRPF Director General (acting) Sudeep Lakhtakia and senior officials of the operations directorate of the force are expected to visit the site tomorrow to "take stock of the situation". "The villagers weren't carrying arms, (so) how could we fire at them", the unnamed CRPF man asked. "We have lost precious lives of our soldiers..." Speaking to reporters after paying homage to the CRPF personnel killed in Monday's ambush in Sukma district, the Home Minister said, "I have convened a meeting ...
  • Yemen funds desperately needed to avert famine: UN chief

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    The UN had already said back in February that it would need $2.1 billion to help avert starvation in Yemen , but by the time Tuesday's conference opened, that appeal had only been 15 percent funded. A television monitor shows a photo of a child before the high-level pledging event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva , Tuesday April 25, 2017.
  • Brexit could be reversed by new United Kingdom gov't

    Brexit could be reversed by new United Kingdom gov't

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    Members of the British Parliament have approved Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to hold an early general election on June 8. Mrs May, Britain's second female Prime Minister, also has strong popular support for her handling of the political quake unleashed by Brexit.
  • Turkey's supreme election board rejects opposition referendum annulment bid

    Turkey's supreme election board rejects opposition referendum annulment bid

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    Mehmet Hadimi Yakupoglu, the main opposition Republican People's Party's representative at the board, said they would take the decision to the constitutional court and then to the European Court of Human Rights if necessary. The board's decision to accept ballots without official stamps was like "changing the rules midgame", he said. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the OSCE report on monitoring of the referendum, Anadolu agency reported on Tuesday.
  • Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya

    Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya

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    Gallmann, who was played by Kim Basinger in the 2000 film of her book, was going to inspect fresh damage to her property after invaders burned down a retreat there on Saturday. Residents of the area have accused local politicians of fanning racial tensions in order to drum-up support for upcoming elections. Richard Constant, the association's deputy chairman, said suspicion falls on herders from the Pokot community who have invaded Gallmann's ranch several times.
  • 3 children among victims in New York City house fire

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    The fire began shortly before 2:36 p.m. ET at a two-story home in the Queens Village neighborhood of Queens, according the Fire Department of NY. Officials say the blaze was the deadliest fire in the nation's biggest city since March 2015, when a house fire in Brooklyn killed seven children, all siblings.
  • Trump aims for a big hit as 100 days tick down

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    Trump tweeted early Saturday afternoon. "Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania", Mr. Trump wrote on his personal Twitter account. As Trump approaches his 100th day in office, it appears there is a rush to make good on two of his key campaign promises: health care and taxes. There is also an anti-Trump climate march that day, focused on Washington with events planned around the world.
  • Andre Johnson to sign one-day contract to retire a Texan

    Andre Johnson to sign one-day contract to retire a Texan

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    There is plenty of irony wrapped up in Johnson, the first true Houston Texans "great", taking his final National Football League snaps as a member of the zombie version of the Houston Oilers. "The only regret I have is not bringing this organization a championship", Johnson told reporters. "You guys made me better". He went on to catch 1,012 passes for 13,597 yards and 64 touchdowns in 12 years with the team.
  • Army compound attacked by gunmen, 8 dead

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    The updated number of specific soldiers killed or wounded in the attack Friday was not immediately clear. Two carried out suicide attacks and eight other attackers were killed in the battle. Afghan officials tend to play down the toll from jihadist attacks. Several military helicopters were hovering over the site and ambulances were evacuating the bodies of the victims, an AFP correspondent said.
  • GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized

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    Wearing just sneakers and tube socks, he approached heavily armed police in gas masks. The country has seen near-daily protests ever since. Photos and videos of the man have flooded Venezuelan social media. GM is far from the first major corporation to bail out of its Venezuelan operations. It was unclear how many people remained in custody. GM called the expropriation of its plant "an illegal judicial seizure of its assets" and vowed legal action to defend itself.
  • Children Killed When Minibus Hits Truck in South Africa

    Children Killed When Minibus Hits Truck in South Africa

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    The minibus exploded into a fireball and ended up lying on its side. What caused the minibus to collide with a truck remains unclear. Paramedics treated the injured at the scene after the van carrying students collided with a transport truck northeast of the capital, about 70km from Pretoria.