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Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem Old City after attacks

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel took the rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child. The restrictions will be in place for two ...

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Hillary Clinton wins endorsement of National Education Association

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton was endorsed Saturday by the National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union, giving her campaign a boost in an increasingly competitive Democratic primary race. “We chose Hillary Clinton because she chose kids. She’s ...

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Official: Multiple bomb blasts in Nigerian capital, 15 dead

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Multiple bombs detonated in two locations of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 15 people, the National Emergency Management Agency said Saturday. Related Stories Suicide bombers kill 10 people in Borno state in Nigeria Associated ...

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Nigeria’s ex-oil minister Alison-Madueke arrested in London

Lagos (AFP) – Nigeria’s former oil minister has been arrested in London, the BBC said on Friday quoting unnamed family members, after Britain’s National Crime Agency said it had detained five people over alleged international corruption. Related Stories Nigeria’s ex-oil ...

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Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food Friday morning at an illegal camp site in Anchorage. The cub, estimated ...

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Obama says American people should decide about Bush comment on shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama, reacting to Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s comment about a mass shooting in Oregon that “stuff happens,” said on Friday the American people should make up their own minds whether the comment was ...

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Gunfire, tear gas and mortal danger: Afghan soldier’s journey to Europe

Munich, Germany (CNN)As bullets whizzed overhead, Wahid tried not to panic. He was used to being shot at; as a member of the Afghan army he regularly found himself in the Taliban’s crosshairs. He just hadn’t expected it here, on ...

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Clearing North Sinai of terror

The concentrated assault on terrorist bases in North Sinai has eroded the ability of extremists to stage attacks, writes Ahmed Eleiba Clearing North Sinai of terror Some of the confiscated weapons of the militants PrintEmailShare/Bookmark The Armed Forces have announced ...

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