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While welcomed in Israel, Trump's declaration was met with anger by Palestinians, with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas saying the USA was no longer an honest broker in peace talks and the Gaza-based terror group Hamas calling for an intifada, or violent uprising.
  • Hamas leader calls for comprehensive strategy to confront US, Israeli Jerusalem moves

    Hamas leader calls for comprehensive strategy to confront US, Israeli Jerusalem moves

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    The Islamic State gave two reasons for the war declaration against Hamas: Hamas has cracked down on ISIS militant groups in Gaza, and Hamas failed to prevent the USA from recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . "The general trend is to focus on how to deal with the emerging situation, considering Palestine as a state under occupation and requesting full United Nations membership for Palestine, which requires extensive worldwide support", he said.
  • Mnuchin sees $1 trillion revenue growth from U.S. tax overhaul

    Mnuchin sees $1 trillion revenue growth from U.S. tax overhaul

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    Lawmakers in blue states have been considering strategies to work around the federal tax overhaul's $10,000 cap for deductions on state and local taxes, or SALT, with some floating concepts that would allow taxpayers to make charitable donations to state funds, offsetting SALT.
  • BJP to hold 'Jail Bharo' agitation against Siddaramaiah govt

    BJP to hold 'Jail Bharo' agitation against Siddaramaiah govt

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    Earlier the agitators took out a protest march from Supermarket to District congress office and picketed in front of the Congress office for more than one hour demanding a public apology by Siddaramaiah, KPCC Working President Dinesh Gundurao for the remarks they made against BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal.
  • Is H&M's 'racist' hoodie boy Kenyan?

    Is H&M's 'racist' hoodie boy Kenyan?

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    H&M has since apologized for the advertisement and had acknowledged their error over the matter. The backlash to the ad campaign was swift, with celebrities including Questlove and LeBron James calling out H&M for being racially insensitive.
  • Reconsider travel: U.S. updates advisory for its citizens headed to Pakistan

    Reconsider travel: U.S. updates advisory for its citizens headed to Pakistan

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    Level 4 is for do-not-travel countries, those with a "greater likelihood of life-threatening risks" in which the USA government may be limited in its ability to help. The U.S. State Department is warning tourists to "completely avoid" five states in Mexico because of rampant criminal and gang activity. "Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism".
  • Outrage over minor's rape, murder cripples Pakistani city

    Outrage over minor's rape, murder cripples Pakistani city

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    Police also confirmed that she was strangled to death after being raped. Her body was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday, police said. Pakistan Awami Tehreek Chief Tahirul Qadri led the people to offer funeral prayer of Zainab . CCTV footage purportedly showed Ansari, 8, being abducted last week outside her home in Kasur district. In a different kind of protest, Kiran Naz , a TV anchor, brought her daughter to a news programme and blamed the government's inefficiency, calling ...
  • Julian Assange: Ecuador looks to end WikiLeaks founder impasse

    Julian Assange: Ecuador looks to end WikiLeaks founder impasse

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    The Wikileaks founder has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, when he was faced with extradition to Sweden for allegedly sexually assaulting two women . That's not the case for Julian Assange . Ecuador remains willing to shield Assange from any possible extradition for the immediate future but has no way of extracting him without London police interference, hence the impasse.
  • Jessica Falkholt to remain in Harmony

    Jessica Falkholt to remain in Harmony

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    Annabelle died in hospital three days later, and Jessica had remained in a coma following several surgeries. Heartbroken relatives of actress Jessica Falkholt made sure she was not alone in hospital while her parents and sister were buried.
  • Malaysia hires United States firm to resume search for missing MH370

    Malaysia hires United States firm to resume search for missing MH370

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    He also thanked the Malaysian government for not giving up hope of finding the missing jetliner and continuously offering support as well as information regarding MH370. They were the largest aviation searches of their kind in history, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). If we don't find it within the said area, we can carry on looking for it within the agreed timeframe.
  • California mudslides: At least 13 killed, thousands evacuated

    California mudslides: At least 13 killed, thousands evacuated

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    Drivers should avoid non-essential travel and use I-5 as an alternate route, Caltrans said. A winter weather advisory is in place for mountain areas, where officials warned motorists to prepare for hard travel conditions, including gusty winds, low visibility and snow-covered roads.
  • Trump to attend Davos economic conference

    Trump to attend Davos economic conference

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    The lone attendee from his coterie of advisers a year ago was hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci, who later served briefly as Trump's communications director. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama never made the trip, but sent top aides on their behalf. The last U.S. president to go in person was Bill Clinton.
  • Hibernating Alligators Have to Poke Through Carolina Ice to Breathe

    Hibernating Alligators Have to Poke Through Carolina Ice to Breathe

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    According to experts, alligators instinctively know when the water is about to freeze, and they respond by sticking their nose above the surface while the water freezes around. "(It's) just an absolute incredible survival technique and these guys were built tough millions of years ago and they remain tough today", Howard said.
  • Manhunt underway for MI couple accused of scalding 4-year-old

    Manhunt underway for MI couple accused of scalding 4-year-old

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    Fields was also charged as a habitual offender. Cops reported severe burns to the little girl's extremities. Upon reaching the spot, they found the severely burnt victim and rushed her to Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. "We didn't know. We would have gone" and removed her from the home, he said. Gabrielle Barrett had an upbeat personality and loved the movie Frozen , said her grandfather, Jerry Barrett , 47.
  • Louisiana Teacher Speaks Out on Superintendent's Raise & Gets Arrested

    Louisiana Teacher Speaks Out on Superintendent's Raise & Gets Arrested

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    She also posed several questions, and was warned to restrict her statements to comments only - even though the board was answering her questions, KATV reported . Hargrave was booked into the Abbeville City Jail on Monday evening for the charges of resisting an officer and remaining on premises after being forbidden there, arrest records show.
  • Trump suggests 2-phase immigration deal for 'Dreamers'

    Trump suggests 2-phase immigration deal for 'Dreamers'

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    Instead, the guest list is set to include lawmakers from both parties involved in the immigration debate, such as Republican Senators John Cornyn of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and Senator Dick Durbin of IL, a Democrat. introduced in the United States Senate". But, he added, the program is feasible only if it comes with the long-promised border wall and changes to the immigration system, CNN reported .
  • SC to reconsider verdict criminalising gay sex

    SC to reconsider verdict criminalising gay sex

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    The supreme court observed in 2013 that fewer than 200 people had been convicted for homosexual acts under the legislation but activists say it is regularly used to blackmail and intimidate LBGTI Indians as well as to stymie HIV/Aids prevention efforts.
  • Trump Administration Tells 200000 Salvadorans To Leave Or Get Deported

    Trump Administration Tells 200000 Salvadorans To Leave Or Get Deported

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    Salvadoran immigrants will face possible deportation if they don't leave the country by September 2019, or find another way to obtain legal status in the United States. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status under President Donald Trump. Homeland Security also said more than 39,000 Salvadorans have returned home from the U.S.in two years, demonstrating El Salvador's capacity to absorb people.
  • Fire reported at Trump Tower, FDNY says

    Fire reported at Trump Tower, FDNY says

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    The Fire Department of NY says it was called there around 7 a.m. Monday. They were met with steam and smoke brought on by the 19-degree conditions, officials said. The president was not in the building when the fire erupted. First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron lived in the residence for the first few months of Trump's presidency, before moving to the White House.