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Trump Jerusalem move: Tear gas at Lebanon US embassy protest

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There have been violent clashes near the US embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

A Palestinian protester prepares to burn a U.S. flag during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah Dec. 7, 2017.

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Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops and street protests erupted Thursday in the West Bank and Gaza on the day after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli Capital, Announces Embassy Relocation - File image

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday he has no doubt other countries will follow the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and that once the U.S. Embassy moves to the city others will relocate there as well.

The Israeli flag flutters in front of the Dome of the Rock mosque and the city of Jerusalem, on December 1, 2017. AFP photo.

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President Donald Trump told Israeli and Arab leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a decision that breaks with decades of U.S. policy and risks fueling violence in the Middle East.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House. File image.

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U.S. President Donald Trump within the next several weeks could name Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to media reports quoting senior administration officials on Thursday.

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting a launching drill. AFP photo

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North Korea launched a missile that landed close to Japan on Wednesday, the first since mid-September, and the Pentagon said its initial assessment was that Pyongyang had tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

© UN Command handout, AFP | This screengrab from footage released by the United Nations Command on November 22, 2017 shows a North Korea defector (2nd R) being pursued by North Korean soldiers.

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North Korean border guards were steps behind a fellow North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border chasing the defector as he ran to the South Korean side, a video released on Wednesday by the UN Command (UNC) showed.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) listens as President Donald Trump announces that the United States will designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Nov. 20, 2017, in Washington. VOA photo.

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The United States is returning North Korea to its list of states sponsoring terrorism after a 10-year absence, a move that will put additional financial and diplomatic pressure on the Pyongyang government.

A damaged building is seen following an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah.

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At least 341 people were killed and nearly 6,000 injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that were hindering rescue efforts, officials said Monday.

U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, center, talk during a group photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, Nov. 11, 2017. VOA photo

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Two former U.S. intelligence officials slammed President Trump Sunday for saying believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin "feels that he and Russia did not meddle" in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

A damaged storefront is seen after an earthquake in Halabja, Iraq, Nov. 12, 2017. Twitter - Osama Golpy/Rudaw/Social Media/via Reuters

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A powerful earthquake followed by a strong aftershock rocked the Iran-Iraqi border Sunday, killing as many as 61 people.

FILE - South Korean Army K1A1 and U.S. Army M1A2 tanks fire live rounds during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea, April 21, 2017.

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The only way for the U.S. to discover the extent of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal and destroy it is through a ground invasion.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announces surprise resignation

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday, citing Iran's "grip" on the country and threats to his life.

Saudi Arabia intercepts missile from Yemen targeting main airport

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Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted Saturday evening a ballistic missile fired from Yemen toward one of the kingdom's major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riyadh.

Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the New York City truck attack is seen in this handout photo released November 1, 2017. St. Charles County Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS

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U.S. President Donald Trump called for the death penalty on Wednesday for an Uzbek immigrant accused of plowing a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people, describing the man as a “terrorist.”

NYC attack suspect charged with terrorism offences

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Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead.

Driver in NYC terror attack identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov

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The 29-year-old man detained after a flatbed truck drove down a popular lower Manhattan bike path, killing at least 8 people and injuring more than a dozen more, has been identified as an Uzbek national living in New Jersey.

Emergency crews attend the scene of an alleged shooting incident on West Street in Manhattan, New York, Oct. 31 2017. Photo - abcnews

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At least seven people are dead and others injured after a truck driver made a "purposeful turn" onto a jogging and biking path in lower Manhattan in New York City, police said. The sprawling crime scene runs about 10 blocks along the West Side Highway, a few blocks away from One World Trade Center.

Madrid votes to impose direct rule as Catalonia parliament declares independence

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The Catalan regional parliament voted to declare independence from Spain on Friday, followed soon after by a vote in the Spanish Senate to impose direct rule on Catalonia, setting Barcelona and Madrid on a collision course.

A man breathes through an oxygen mask as another one receives treatments, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah/File Photo

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The Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad is to blame for a chemical attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed dozens of people last April, according to a report sent to the United Nations Security Council on Thursday.

Macron sets out counter-terror programme for next five years

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French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a plan to bolster France's domestic security on Wednesday during a speech to police forces at the presidential Elysée Palace.

Israel Advances Plans For 1,992 West Bank Settler Homes. Photo - presstv

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Israeli authorities on Tuesday advanced plans for 1,292 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, in a new push by the government for such approvals, settlement watchdog Peace Now told AFP.

Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces celebrate after Raqqa in Syria was liberated from Islamic State militants. PBS photo.

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After a four-month campaign, US-backed militias have retaken 90 percent of Raqqa, the Islamic State (IS) group's former stronghold, a US military spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

Trump Refuses To Certify Iran Nuclear Agreement

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US President Donald Trump struck a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement on Friday in defiance of other world powers, choosing not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal and warning he might ultimately terminate it.

Trump: North Korea a 'Problem That Has to Be Solved'

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Trump, asked about his differences with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on how to respond to Pyongyang, replied, “I feel stronger and tougher on that subject than other people, but I listen to everybody.”

Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Stephen Paddock, the man accused in the deadly Las Vegas shooting - Photo credit - Newswires

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The investigation into the motives of a Las Vegas retiree who killed 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history turned on Tuesday to the gunman’s girlfriend in the Philippines, where she turned up after the massacre, authorities said.

Las Vegas Shooting Update: Gunman identified, at least 50 dead, over 200 injured

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The gunman who killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 200 at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip late Sunday night has been identified.

Las Vegas police stand guard along the streets outside the festival grounds of the Route 91 Harvest on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Getty image.

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Over 20 people are dead and more than 100 injured after a gunman opened fire at a concert near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas, officials said late on Sunday.

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho speaks outside the U.N. Plaza Hotel, in New York, Sept. 25, 2017. Photo - VOA

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North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said Monday the United States has declared war on his country and Pyongyang would take counter-actions if threatened, including shooting down American war planes in the region.

Merkel set for fourth term, far right to enter parliament for first time in post-war era

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth consecutive term on Sunday after her Christian Democrats (CDU) and the allied Christian Social Union (CSU) won the largest parliamentary bloc with 32.5 percent of the vote, exit polls showed.

an successfully test-fires new ballistic missile

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Iran has "successfully" tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and can travel up to 2,000km, according to state media.

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un (L). Photo credit - Fox news

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U.S. President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jung Un a "madman" after Kim indicated he soon may test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. Kim made the announcement after warning he would match the president's threatening words and new sanctions with equally provocative action.

Mexico in frantic search for survivors after huge quake. Photo - news wires

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Rescuers dug frantically Wednesday for survivors of a 7.1- magnitude earthquake that killed more than 200 people in Mexico, as the nation watched anxiously for signs of life at a collapsed school in the capital.

US President Donald Trump speaks to the United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 19, 2017, in New York.

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Describing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” on a suicide mission, U.S. President Donald Trump used his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly to warn the Pyongyang regime that its current course could lead to total destruction.

Evidence leads investigators unraveling London subway plot to foster home

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Police in London are focused on a very unlikely location for a suspected bomb factory in the London suburb of Sunbury-on-Thames in connection with the subway attack that sent at least 30 people to the hospital on Friday morning.

British police say that they have arrested a second suspect in connection with the bombing of a subway train in London.

The police said in a statement they arrested a 21-year-old man in the west London suburb of Hounslow, which is home to London’s Heathrow Airport, just before midnight Saturday. He was arrested under Britain’s Terrorism Act.

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