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Israel intercepts rocket launched from Gaza, responds with tanks

On Thursday, Israel also targeted Gaza sites with air strikes and tank fire after what a military statement described as "a projectile" was sacked into southern Israel. A third rocket was intercepted by an Iron Dome system. Violent clashes broke out Tuesday for the sixth consecutive day , with Palestinians reporting four being wounded in clashes along the border with Gaza.

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Palestinians clash with Israeli forces during riots in West Bank, Gaza

A possible meeting with Pence has also been turned down by Egypt's Coptic Church, MENA state news agency reported. "During the phone talks, the two leaders discussed methods of supporting the Palestinian rights, topped by the right to establish their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital", Rady said .

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House Committee Grills FBI Director Over Anti-Trump Bias

The investigator dubbed as special counsel Robert Mueller's "pit bull" by The New York Times has come under fire for perceived bias against President Donald Trump. Even the appearance of impropriety will devastate the FBI's reputation. "Christopher Wray told us there is an investigation going on to explore those things", Gaetz said.

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Met Office warns of heavy snow at the weekend

Dozens of workers have been taken off a North Sea platform amid fears of huge waves due to the approaching Storm Caroline . Nicki Maxey of the Met Office said: 'In the northerly wind, any rain is going to fall as snow. Heaviest snow showers will be confined to northeast Scotland as Saturday draws to a close. The Met Office said icy surfaces are likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight.

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United Nations political chief concludes visit to N. Korea

Jeffrey Feltman , the highest-ranking United Nations official to visit the reclusive communist state since February 2010, had a series of meetings with Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and his deputy Pak Myong Guk in the trip which ran from Tuesday to Friday.

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Israel says it has destroyed Hamas attack tunnel from Gaza

Although not complete, he said the tunnel was " very substantial ", equipped with electricity, communications equipment and a ventilation system. Conricus said the tunnel was destroyed using a new system to detect, expose, and destroy tunnels.

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Rohingya crisis reflects vulnerability of human rights

Our Government remains committed to working in closer collaboration with our provincial, territorial, and Indigenous partners in implementing our global human rights obligations and commitments, including the shift towards basing relations with Indigenous peoples on the recognition of Indigenous rights.

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Brexit: Davis admits there are no economic impact studies

The Brexit Secretary has admitted that the Government has not carried out assessments of Brexit's impact on the United Kingdom economy. Mr Benn said: "Is the reason you have not handed over the assessments because you don't have them, is that correct?" "The answer is no", Mr Benn pressed, to which Mr Davis agreed "no".

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Ukraine police re-arrest ex-Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived on a visit to Lithuania on Thursday evening, officials told BNS. "Prosecutors will ask the court to put the detained Saakashvili under house arrest and have him wear an electronic bracelet as a preventative measure", spokeswoman Larisa Sargan said on Facebook.

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Donald Trump Lashes Out At CNN, ABC Over Reporting Errors

A now redacted report from the disgraced news network implied the President and his son received a decryption key, or hacked documents regarding the Clinton campaign before being publicly released by Wikileaks. In fact, it was fake news, as fake as it gets, and CNN has nobody to blame but itself - its zeal to take down the president, its eagerness to swallow any horse manure fed to it by unknown, and very possibly imaginary, "sources", its unconscionable decision not to name and shame the ...

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Donald Trump will undergo health exam and release results after slurred speech

But as Rachel noted on last night's show, there are some lingering questions not only about what he said, but also about how he said it. The White House has been trying to mask Trump's declining state by avoiding interviews with objective journalists and heavily managing his travel schedule, but reporters are beginning to ask the question that the White House doesn't want to face.

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Time Magazine announces 'The Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

US President Donald Trump - who won the 2016 award following his shock election victory over Hillary Clinton - is also cited as a source of inspiration for women to speak out, after he entered the White House despite a recording of him boasting of grabbing women by the p**** being made public just weeks prior.

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Roy Moore accuser amends part of her account about inscription in yearbook

Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson confirmed she had added "notes" to an inscription she said the Alabama Republican wrote in her yearbook decades ago . Allred said Friday that an independent forensic handwriting analyst had examined the signature, and the handwriting preceding the signature, and concluded they were written by Moore.

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Manhattan DA says gun law passed in Congress endangers public safety

That permit should be valid in all 50 states. "This bill is a nightmare". State gun laws vary across the United States; some states issue permits to convicted felons through loopholes in background check laws, convicted violent misdemeanants, people wanted on warrants, and those subject to orders of protection.

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Same-sex marriage now allowed in Australia, 1st wedding likely in February

On Facebook, Chrisetnsen lamented that the House "voted to not allow civil celebrants - even those who are pastors - to exempt themselves from having to perform marriages for same sex couples". He turned to the public gallery, where Bolger was sitting. Several parliamentarians who supported the changes wore rainbow-coloured socks or ties, including Warren Entsch , described in local media as a "fiercely heterosexual...

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2 killed, suspect dead in shooting at high school in New Mexico

San Juan Sheriff's Office Capt. Brice Current said the families of the shooting victims have been notified. There were no other injuries reported, state police said. The shooting took place at Aztec High School in Aztec, about 180 miles northwest of Albuquerque. We are aware that there was a shooting at Aztec High School.

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Pizza Hut may start delivering alcohol with your pizza

Pizza and beer go together like, well, pizza and beer. The service will debut in Phoenix, with six-packs of Anheuser-Busch brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light and Shock Top and Kilt Lifter, which is made by Arizona-based craft brewer Four Peaks.

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Sunni Waqf Board disassociates itself from Sibal

Addressing BJP workers during his Gujarat election campaign in Dahod, Modi said, "The Sunni Waqf Board must be congratulated for their fearless stand and for disassociating themselves from the statement of Kapil Sibal". We want a solution to the issue at the earliest. Following this, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah, in a press briefing, took a potshot at the Congress Party and its vice president, Rahul Gandhi, for adopting "double standard" in the matter.

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Evacuations ordered in Bel Air as wildfire burns near the 405 freeway

And an area south of the Foothill Freeway was ordered evacuated in Shadow Hills between Sunland Boulevard to the south, Wentworth Street to the north and Tuxford Street to the west, officials said . Nearly 200,000 people lost power in Ventura County on Tuesday, making it challenging for the 1,100 firefighters to put out the flames. The strong, desiccating Santa Ana winds have created ideal conditions for wildfires, by compressing hot air in the L.A.

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Maduro: Venezuela to create new 'petro' cryptocurrency

Maduro, a former bus driver and union leader who took office in 2013, didn't reveal a lot about the yet to be launched cryptocurrency named "Petro", or how the country would go by developing and distributing it but did proclaim "the 21st century has arrived!" It will be called the Petro and be backed up by Venezuela's reserves of oil and gas and its gold and diamond holdings, the president said in his weekly television program.

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Rapper and retiree meet after bonding over Words with Friends

Fox 5 reports that 22-year-old Spencer Sleyon, who lives in NY, flew down to West Palm Beach to meet 81-year-old Rosalind Guttman. The pair have played more than 300 games of " Words with Friends " online together. A minister of a church in NY helped make the arrangements for the friends to meet in-person. Sleyon and Rosalind Guttman met on Words With Friends over a year ago.

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Donald Trump's personal banking information handed over to Robert Mueller

The news came from German newspaper Handelsblatt , Bloomberg and Reuters, which cited unnamed sources. The combined $6.7 million spent by Mueller's office and other offices supporting his investigation only covers the special counsel's investigation, not the various congressional investigations of Russia's meddling in the election.

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Flight Crew Saw North Korean Missile Break Apart, says Airline Executive

Flight trackers place the plane near Japan when the missile was launched on November 29 . The pilots of two Korean Air flights reported flashes of light in North Korea at the time of last Tuesday's test of the new Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, a weapon that could theoretically range all of the continental U.S.

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Don't miss the last 'supermoon' of the year in tonight's sky

The full moons on January 1 and 31, 2018 will both also be Supermoons . The moon will appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than normal, peaking in size at 1547 GMT on December 3. Skygazers were treated to a spectacular supermoon on Sunday, Dec. 4. The time between perigees (an anomalistic month, about 27.555 days) does not align very well with the time between full moons (a synodic month, about 29.531 days).

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Longest-serving United States congressman quits after sex harassment claims

He said he's endorsing his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in Congress. Conyers faced calls to resign following reports that he reached a $27,000 settlement with a former aide who said she was sacked for rejecting his sexual advances.