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LAST_UPDATEFri, 28 Jul 2017 2pm

Israel's Netanyahu Threatens To Shut Al-Jazeera Jerusalem Office

Pic: ReutersJERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he would work to close the Jerusalem offices of Qatar-based al-Jazeera, accusing the television news network of inciting recent violence in the city.

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German Lawmaker Wants EU To Suspend Israel Partnership

Annette Groth.

BERLIN --  A German politician has called on the European Union to suspend its partnership agreement with Israel over human rights violations against Palestinians, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

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Saudi-Led Coalition Blamed For Deaths Off Yemen Coast

UN investigators are reported to have accused a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition of carrying out a deadly March attack on a Somali refugee boat off Yemen, saying the alliance had become a cover for some states to avoid individual blame.

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Turkey’s Religious Authority Launches Report On FETO's Misuse Of Religion

Mehmet Gormez.

ANKARA -- Turkey’s religious authority Diyanet on Wednesday published a report on the misuse of religion by the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO), which orchestrated the defeated coup last July, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. 

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Greece Arrests Russian Suspected Of Running $4 Billion Bitcoin Laundering Ring

Pic: ReutersATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK: A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on Wednesday.

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5 Killed After Boat Capsizes In Stormy Sea In Southern Thailand

BANGKOK -- Five people were killed after a boat had capsized on Wednesday in a stormy sea in southern Thailand, China's Xinhua news agency reported police as saying.

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Both Govt, Opposition In Venezuela Prepare For Controversial Elections

Nicolas Maduro.

CARACAS -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that his country is in a "decisive week" for peace, ahead of elections for a National Constituent Assembly (ANC) on the weekend.

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Israel Removes More Al-Aqsa Security Installations

Israel has removed more security installations from the entrance to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem after protest and deadly unrest in recent days.

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Rihanna Meets French President Macron To Address Education Goals

Pic: ReutersPARIS: Rihanna met French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday to discuss the pop star's charity activities in healthcare and education.

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Texas Police Arrest DACA Recipients In Austin Protest

At least 15 people, including four DACA recipients, have been arrested in Texas during a protest demanding permanent legal status for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US.

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