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U.S. Identifies, Charges Israeli Teen Accused Of Jewish Threats

Pic: ReutersAn Israeli-American teenager accused of making dozens of bomb threats to Jewish community centres was identified for the first time on Friday in separate criminal complaints filed in U.S. federal courts in Florida and Georgia that linked him to hundreds of hoax calls in 2015 and 2017.

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Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino Sparks Backlash From Baristas

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: Starbucks baristas have taken to social media to complain about the coffee chain's entry into the latest food craze: Unicorn Frappuccino.

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U.S. States Realign In Legal Battle Over Trump's Travel Ban

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK: President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations faces its second challenge at a U.S. appeals court next month, and this time more Republican states are backing the measure, while one Democratic state attorney general dropped out of the legal fight this week.

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Death Toll In Venezuelan Protests Reaches Nine

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A man was killed in a protest in the Venezuelan capital on Thursday night, an official said on Friday, marking the ninth death in a wave of sometimes violent demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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Lebanese PM Asks U.N. To Help Seek Permanent Truce With Israel

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri asked the United Nations on Friday to help Lebanon and Israel move toward a permanent ceasefire and end what he called Israel's "continuous violations" of Lebanese territory.

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Drift Analysis Says MH370 Likely Crashed North Of Search

CANBERRA: Analysis of a genuine Boeing 777 wing flap has reaffirmed experts' opinion that a missing Malaysian airliner most likely crashed north of an abandoned search area in the Indian Ocean, officials said Friday.

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British PM May Says June Election Result 'Not Certain' Despite Front-Runner Status

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that she was not taking anything for granted as she gears up for a snap election in June in which polls suggest her Conservative party is heading for a landslide victory.

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Prosecutors: Dortmund Bus Attack Suspect Acted Out Of Greed

A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen took out a five-figure loan to bet that Borussia Dortmund shares would drop, then bombed the soccer team's bus in an attack he tried to disguise as Islamic terrorism in a scheme to net millions, German officials said Friday.

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Paris Gunman's Criminal Past In Focus As Police Hunt Second Suspect

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The man who shot dead a French policeman in an Islamist militant attack had served time for armed assaults on law enforcement officers, police sources said on Friday, as authorities sought a second suspect flagged by Belgian security services.

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Syrian Rebel Official Says Government Has Agreed To Free 500 Prisoners

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Rebels have reached an agreement with the Syrian government for it to release 500 prisoners who will then cross into rebel territory on Friday as part of a swap deal between the warring sides, a rebel official told Reuters.

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