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Jury shown shooting video repeatedly at Chicago cop's trial

Jury shown shooting video repeatedly at Chicago cop's trial

The last moments of Laquan McDonald's life played over and over again for the jury. An officer pulls up, gets out of a squad car and opens fire as the black teenager walks away from police, a small knife in one hand. McDonald crumples to the ground. More bullets are fired into his body — a...

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Israel to approve immigration for 1,000 Ethiopian Jews

Israel to approve immigration for 1,000 Ethiopian Jews

The Israeli government announced Monday that it agreed to absorb 1,000 Ethiopian Jews — accepting just a fraction of the African country's 8,000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that a special committee had agreed to allow community...

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US again slashing number of refugees it will accept

US again slashing number of refugees it will accept

The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world's danger zones. Up to 30,000...

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No choice but to retaliate against latest U.S. tariffs: China

No choice but to retaliate against latest U.S. tariffs: China

China has no choice but to retaliate against the latest U.S. tariffs and hopes the United States would correct its behavior, the commerce ministry said Tuesday in a statement, without specifying what actions it will take. U.S. President Donald Trump escalated the trade war with Beijing...

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Amazon investigating claims of bribes and leaked data

Amazon investigating claims of bribes and leaked data

Amazon says it is investigating reports that its employees may have taken bribes from sellers on its site. The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, reported that some Amazon employees took payments ranging from $80 to $2,000 to provide internal sales metrics to independent...

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Persepolis break Duhail hearts with stirring fightback

Persepolis break Duhail hearts with stirring fightback

Iranian giants Persepolis broke Al Duhails sequence of nine straight victories to storm into the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League with a stirring come-from-behind 3-2 aggregate win on Monday. Persepolis staged a remarkable second half recovery in Tehran. Trailing 1-0...

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Venezuelan firefighters face 20 years' jail over Maduro donkey jibe

Venezuelan firefighters face 20 years' jail over Maduro donkey jibe

Two Venezuelan firefighters risk 20 years of prison for publishing a video in which they jokingly referred to a donkey as President Nicolas Maduro, a human rights organization said on Monday. Ricardo Prieto, 41, and Carlos Varon, 45, are accused of "inciting aggravated hatred" in the...

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Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in southern province

Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in southern province

Saudi Arabia confirmed one cholera case and said three others were suspected in an area bordering Yemen, where an epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people, Saudi state TV said, citing a health ministry official. The report late on Sunday said the patients, identified only as...

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Frantic dig for Philippine victims of typhoon landslide

Frantic dig for Philippine victims of typhoon landslide

Philippine rescuers used shovels and their bare hands to claw through mounds of rocky soil on Monday as they desperately looked for dozens of people feared buried beneath a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut. Searchers have already pulled 11 bodies from the vast debris field in...

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Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuse

Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuse

A media report linking half of the cardinals and bishops who served in the Netherlands between 1945 and 2010 to abuse cases has drawn the country's Catholic Church into the church's global sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Respected Dutch daily NRC links 20 of 39 bishops and cardinals to...

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At least 23 die in weekend of Ethiopia ethnic violence

At least 23 die in weekend of Ethiopia ethnic violence

At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of violence targeting minorities in the ethnic Oromo heartland near the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, a police source said. The unrest followed a mass rally last week marking the return to Ethiopia of the leadership of the exiled Oromo...

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My Brexit plan or crash out of EU: UK PM

My Brexit plan or crash out of EU: UK PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that her Brexit plan is the only alternative to crashing out of the European Union without agreement, in an interview broadcast Monday. Despite strong opposition in her Conservative party and criticism in Brussels, May has stuck by the...

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UN seeks to open air bridge to aid Yemeni cancer patients: WHO

UN seeks to open air bridge to aid Yemeni cancer patients: WHO

The United Nations is working to open a humanitarian air bridge to take Yemeni cancer patients for treatment at qualified facilities, WHO country representative for Yemen Nevio Zagaria said Sunday. ?The aim is to help patients suffering from cancer, chronic diseases and congenital...

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Typhoon Mangkhut batters China as death toll rises in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut batters China as death toll rises in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into mainland China late Sunday after leaving a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and Macau, and killing at least 59 people in the northern Philippines. The world’s biggest storm this year felled trees and sent skyscrapers swaying in high-rise Hong Kong,...

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Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

Prosecutors in Geneva have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Islamologist Tariq Ramadan, who has been detained in France since February on separate rape charges, Swiss media reported Sunday. The Tribune de Geneve newspaper quoted justice ministry spokesman Henri...

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Austria, Germany agree on need to avoid hard Brexit: Kurz

Austria, Germany agree on need to avoid hard Brexit: Kurz

Austria and Germany agree that everything possible must be done to avoid Britain leaving the European Union without a trade deal, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Sunday before a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Kurz and Merkel said they were meeting to discuss a range...

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Ethiopia, Eritrea seek to bolster truce at Saudi summit

Ethiopia, Eritrea seek to bolster truce at Saudi summit

Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement Sunday at a summit in Saudi Arabia, bolstering a historic peace accord between the two former Horn of Africa enemies, officials said. Authorities did not reveal exact details of the new deal signed in Jeddah, but sources close to the Saudi...

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U.N.'s Yemen envoy in Sanaa, as 32 rebels killed

U.N.'s Yemen envoy in Sanaa, as 32 rebels killed

Fresh clashes and airstrikes have killed 32 rebels around Yemen's Red Sea city of Hudaida, hospital sources said Sunday, as the U.N. envoy kept up peace efforts in Sanaa. A military source told AFP the Arab coalition fighting alongside the Yemeni government against Houthi rebels carried...

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