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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Dismantling Controversial Metal Detectors From Temple Mount

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Dismantling Controversial Metal Detectors From Temple Mount

The detectors “will be replaced by advanced technological means” that will enable “smart inspection” in the Old City of Jerusalem, a senior Israeli official who was present at the meeting told Haaretz.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton Calls for Postal Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton Calls for Postal Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

“I’m working on the assumption that this issue is going to be dealt with in this parliament,” Peter Dutton said in proposing a postal vote.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Trying to ‘Deny Palestinian Heritage’: Shakdam, Director of Shafaqna Institute

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Trying to ‘Deny Palestinian Heritage’: Shakdam, Director of Shafaqna Institute

Catherine Shakdam, director of Shafaqna Middle Eastern Studies, Israeli regime is trying to “exacerbate hatred and divisions” within religious communities.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Visits Veteran Rights Activist Lyudmila Alekseyeva on Her 90th Birthday

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Visits Veteran Rights Activist Lyudmila Alekseyeva on Her 90th Birthday

“For my whole life I was doing hell-knows-what and now the president comes to congratulate me. Before, such things never happened,” RIA Novosti quoted Alekseyeva as saying.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: MASSOB to Ndigbo: Return Home By August 2017 to Beat Arewa Youths October 1 Deadline

NIGERIA POLITICS: MASSOB to Ndigbo: Return Home By August 2017 to Beat Arewa Youths October 1 Deadline

“MASSOB urges the Eze Ndigbo in northern cities to carry out this compilation of our kinsmen data as a native and ancestry exercise and we appeal to them not to betray this act of nobility because of their individual interests or favors from Hausa-Fulani.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Apartheid Years in 90 Seconds (VIDEO)

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Apartheid Years in 90 Seconds (VIDEO)

Racial segregation and white supremacy a central part of South African policy long before apartheid. Nelson Mandela released from prison in February 1990.

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MEXICO POLITICS: US Sued for Turning Away Mexican Asylum Seekers at Border

MEXICO POLITICS: US Sued for Turning Away Mexican Asylum Seekers at Border

Amnesty International and Human Rights First confirmed the report, saying such incidents have occurred at crossings along the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border over the past year.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Amnesty: Saudi Arabia Silence Shia Dissent With Execution

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Amnesty: Saudi Arabia Silence Shia Dissent With Execution

Amnesty documented 34 other cases of Shia men currently sentenced to death mostly following unfair trials based on confessions obtained by torture.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

“Across the board we’re watching de-development in slow motion,” Robert Piper, U.N. coordinator for humanitarian aid and development for Gaza Strip, West Bank.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: 100th Day of Protests: ‘I Continue to Rebel Against Tyranny’: Protester

VENEZUELA POLITICS: 100th Day of Protests: ‘I Continue to Rebel Against Tyranny’: Protester

Unrest in Venezuela was aggravated in early April after the Supreme Court decided to annul the powers of the opposition-controlled parliament

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USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

“I just want to say that they [the Klan] represent the past, we represent the future,” Lacy MacAuley,

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

Palestinian Ambassador to South Africa Hashem Dajani also described the decision as an “advanced move to put pressure on the apartheid government of Israel in order to end occupation of the state of Palestine.”

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CANADA POLITICS: C$10m Settlement Paid to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: C$10m Settlement Paid to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

The payout was given to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr and was cashed immediately, the report said, citing a source involved in the transaction.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

Trudeau’s Liberal government would pay Omar Khadr around C$10 million ($7.7 million) and offer a formal apology to compensate him for abuses he suffered as an inmate at the U.S. military prison in Cuba.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: Canada to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

A Canadian citizen, Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 at age 15 after a firefight with U.S. soldiers. He pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. Army medic and became the youngest inmate held at the military prison in Cuba.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Moving to UK to Partake in Aussie Rite of Passage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Moving to UK to Partake in Aussie Rite of Passage

Abdel-Magied: “#GearingUpForANewAdventure. Folks, it’s been fun, but I’m off to partake in Aussie rite of passage – I’m moving to London! 💖 #inshallah.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Secretary General Guterres to Israel: End Half-Century Occupation in Palestine

ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Secretary General Guterres to Israel: End Half-Century Occupation in Palestine

Guterres said: “Generations of Palestinians have grown up in crowded refugee camps, many in abject poverty and with little or no prospect of a better life for their children.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Sparks Protest in New York City

USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Sparks Protest in New York City

“The use of national security as rationale for implementing Muslim ban is comical, to say the least,” said Murad Awadeh of New York Immigration Coalition.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aborigines Deliver Turnbull Roadmap to Constitutional Recognition

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aborigines Deliver Turnbull Roadmap to Constitutional Recognition

Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders make up 2.8 percent of the 24.5 million population but have disproportionately high rates of suicide and incarceration, ranking near the bottom in almost every economic and social indicator.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Official: Same-Sex Marriage Legalised

GERMANY POLITICS: Official: Same-Sex Marriage Legalised

“I hope that the vote today not only promotes respect between the different opinions but also brings more social cohesion and peace,” Merkel said.

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