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Palestinian who died after beating by Israeli troops 'may have died from tear-gas inhalation' – IDF

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The Israeli military says a Palestinian man who died after he was severely beaten by Israeli forces may have died from inhaling tear gas used to disperse attackers during West Bank clashes. Yassin al-Saradeeh, 33, died soon after a confrontation with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank town of Jericho on Thursday. Footage published Read More

Mixed-race girl to portray Joan of Arc draws abuse online, France launches investigation

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The State Prosecutor in the French city of Orléans is investigating possible incitement to racial hatred, following Twitter attacks on a mixed-race girl chosen to play Joan of Arc in upcoming city celebrations. 17-year-old Mathilde Edey Gamassou had been chosen to play the Medieval heroine of French history in Orléans’ annual Johannique festival. A local Read More

‘Publicly hang & slice him to death’: S. Korean MPs want North’s delegate killed

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More than 70 South Korean lawmakers are calling for the leader of the North’s Olympic delegation to be publicly hanged and “sliced to death.” The demands came at a protest outside the presidential Blue House in Seoul Friday. North Korean General Kim Yong Chol will lead an eight-member delegation that will attend the closing ceremony Read More

Vatican launches exorcism course to battle 3-fold surge in demonic possession

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The Vatican is introducing exorcism training for Italian priests to cope with a surge in demand for the expulsion of evil spirits. Requests have tripled of late, according to Sicilian priest and trained exorcist Benigno Palilla. The priest told Vatican Radio that the number of exorcism cases has risen to almost 500,000 each year. Palilla Read More

Lavrov: US & allies refuse to amend UN draft to include guarantee militants honor Syria ceasefire

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Washington and its allies refuse to amend a resolution drafted by the UN Security Council to include guarantees that militants will observe the ceasefire in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. Russia is ready to vote for the UNSC draft, but for the proposal to yield real results, it needs “a formula allowing the Read More

Lavrov: US refuses to amend UNSC resolution to include guarantee militants honor Syria ceasefire

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Published time: 23 Feb, 2018 13:46 Edited time: 23 Feb, 2018 14:01 Washington refuses to amend a resolution drafted by the UN Security Council to include guarantees that militants will observe the ceasefire in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. Russia is ready to vote for the UNSC draft, but for the proposal to Read More

Indian state offers free breast implants, hand transplants for the poor

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The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu will now offer free cosmetic surgery, including breast implants, cleft lip surgeries and hand transplants to the poor. Authorities made the announcement Wednesday. “We have been doing surgeries to reconstruct entire breasts or a part for cancer victims,” head of plastic surgery Dr V Ramadevi said, as cited Read More

Nikki Haley says Israel won’t ‘love’ peace plan drafted by pro-Israel Trump advisers

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Trump’s Middle East peace plan is almost ready but won’t be “loved” by either side, Nikki Haley has predicted. The UN envoy also showed no love for basic math while defending US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A vision for a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is currently being finished by Jared Kushner, Read More

'Most intense' bombing in Syria ahead of UN vote

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Witnesses say deadly airstrikes on eastern Ghouta in Syria were at their “most intense” on Friday morning, hours before the UN was set to vote on a proposal calling for a temporary ceasefire. The region continued to come under heavy fire from President Assad’s forces overnight as warplanes pounded the rebel-held enclave near the capital Read More

Policeman dies as Russian and Spanish fans clash

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A policeman has died after street fights broke out between officers and rival football fans outside a Spanish stadium. Police in riot gear faced off against hundreds of fans outside the San Mames Stadium in Bilbao before a Europa League match on Thursday night between hosts Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow. Authorities said a police Read More