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Two Palestinians wounded in Gaza border clashes die

Two Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli troops on the Gaza border died Thursday of their wounds, Palestinian health officials in Gaza and the West Bank said. The health ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip said that Ahmed Qutoosh, 23, was shot by soldiers “several days ago” east of Bureij, ...

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Thailand arrests senior monks in temple raids to clean up Buddhism

An unidentified assistant abbot of Golden Mount Temple is escorted by police officers at the Thai Police Crime Suppression Division headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, May 24, 2018. Photo: Reuters Thai police raided four Buddhist temples on Thursday, arresting several prominent monks and worshippers in the year’s biggest such operation amid ...

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UN lifts travel ban for North Koreans to Kim-Trump summit

A UN Security Council committee has agreed to lift a travel ban on North Korean officials heading to Singapore for the planned summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un next month, diplomats said. Singapore last week asked the sanctions committee to grant an exemption to the North Korean delegation ...

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Another BJP leader arrested on rape charges

The Indian police have arrested a leader of BJP for allegedly raping a 32-year-old woman at a lodge in Varanasi city of Uttar Pradesh, the Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday. Kanhaiya Lal Mishra, a leader belonging to the Indian ruling party, allegedly raped the woman when she came to meet ...

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Americans will be defeated, says Iran’s Supreme leader

Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in his first public remarks since U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listed 12 demands of Tehran, said on Wednesday that Iran would defeat the United States if Iranian officials did their duty, state television reported. Referring to what he called the fundamental and ...

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