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10 more countries could recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital – Israeli deputy FM

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 01:41 Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has told a radio station that 10 more countries are considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital following the earlier declaration by Guatemala. Speaking to Kan Bet public radio, Hotovely said the 10 states are following the lead of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, who […]

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Bus driver stabbed & beaten by road-ragers as 10yo passengers look on

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 00:29 The driver of a bus carrying two dozen schoolchildren in St. Petersburg was stabbed and beaten with a bat after confronting another driver who had cut him off. On Monday evening, a black off-roader swerved in front of a passenger bus carrying children from a school trip to a […]

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Deadly flesh-eating illness has infected over 500 people in Japan

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 20:15 Over 500 people were infected with a deadly flesh-eating disease in Japan this year, local media report. The virus ravages limbs and internal organs and can kill its victims in a matter of hours. Some 525 patients – the highest number since records began in 1999 – have been […]

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Assange’s handle re-emerges after ‘Twitter oddities’ & weird US Navy post

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 18:46 The Twitter account of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has re-appeared after mysteriously disappearing Monday morning. The whistleblowing site has also confirmed that Assange is safe and well, despite some Twitter “oddities.” People trying to access Assange’s Twitter page Monday were directed to an ‘error message’ page. Tech site Gizmodo […]

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US exerts much stricter control over ‘foreign agent’ media outlets than Russia – Putin

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 18:35 US law relating to media outlets designated as ‘foreign agents’ are much stricter than the measures outlined by corresponding Russian legislation, President Vladimir Putin has said. But the law needs ‘improvements,’ he added. In the US, where certain Russian media outlets were declared “foreign agents,” these edicts applied to […]

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No Women, No Fly? Tunisians angered by UAE’s brief female travel ban

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 17:55 Edited time: 25 Dec, 2017 17:56 A temporary ban on Tunisian women entering the UAE has caused uproar in the North African country, leading authorities there to ban all flights from Emirates airlines. The ban seems to be motivated by concerns over terrorism. The United Arab Emirates briefly imposed […]

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‘Driver did it on purpose’: Passenger on fatal Moscow bus crash

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 16:04 Edited time: 25 Dec, 2017 16:43 The driver whose bus crashed into a pedestrian underpass in Moscow on Monday was acting with malicious intent, one of the passengers claims. At least five people were killed and over a dozen injured in the incident. The witness told the Russian media […]

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