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Israeli troops wound 13 on Gaza border, day after deadly protest

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines Israeli troops wound 13 on Gaza border, day after deadly protest Israeli troops fired warning shots toward Palestinian youths gathered at the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday, wounding 13 people, health officials said. Tension remained high in the area a day after deadly violence broke out in one of the biggest Palestinian demonstrations there in years. An Israeli military spokesman said he was checking the details of Saturday's unrest.
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US Army veteran Hector Barajas to return home more than a decade after he was deported to Mexico

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Eight years after he was last deported to Mexico, a US army veteran is returning to California. A pardon last year from Governor Jerry Brown cleared the way for Hector Barajas, who was living in Tijuana, to secure citizenship. “Oh my god, this is great”, Mr Barajas said in a Facebook video during which he opened a document confirming the decision while wearing a uniform bristling with medals.


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Holy Week around the world

As Christian around the world mark the Holy Week of Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Pope Francis on Palm Sunday urged young people not to be silent and let their voices be heard, even in the face of corrupt or silent elders. Here are some of the images from Holy Week. 


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The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant

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Israeli Military Kills 15 Palestinians in Confrontations on Gaza Border

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By ISABEL KERSHNER and IYAD ABUHEWEILA from NYT World https://ift.tt/2pQmB5R

Stephon Clark Was Shot 8 Times Primarily in His Back, Family-Ordered Autopsy Finds

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By FRANCES ROBLES and JOSE A. DEL REAL from NYT U.S. https://ift.tt/2J5SCyR

Noor Salman Acquitted in Pulse Nightclub Shooting

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By PATRICIA MAZZEI from NYT U.S. https://ift.tt/2IgvjRO

Facebook Employees in an Uproar Over Executive’s Leaked Memo

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By SHEERA FRENKEL and NELLIE BOWLES from NYT Technology https://ift.tt/2pSfdXH

For a 30-Year-Old Virgin, It’s Now or Never

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By CLARE ALMAND from NYT Style https://ift.tt/2GIhwGy

Many Americans Try Retirement, Then Change Their Minds

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By PAULA SPAN from NYT Health https://ift.tt/2GktbvN

Coffee Drinkers Need Cancer Warning, Judge Rules, Giving Sellers the Jitters

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By TIFFANY HSU from NYT Business Day https://ift.tt/2Glbw2T

Hope Hicks Is Gone, and It’s Not Clear Who Can Replace Her

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By KATIE ROGERS and MAGGIE HABERMAN from NYT U.S. https://ift.tt/2pSWzOz

‘Roseanne’ Reboot Sprang From ABC’s Heartland Strategy After Trump’s Victory

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By JOHN KOBLIN and MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM from NYT Business Day https://ift.tt/2J7Q7w6

Zakharova reminds Johnson of top-tier Brits at 1936 Nazi Olympics after Putin-Hitler innuendo

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The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has rebuked Boris Johnson's comparison between the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany – with a list of British dignitaries that attended the 1936 event.
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‘Is this poker or intl. relations?’: Moscow on calls to accept that it is guilty in Skripal case

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It is more appropriate to question the credibility of the West, which pressures other countries to express “solidarity” and invade Iraq on a false pretext, than that of Russia, the spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry said.
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State of emergency to be declared over poisonous landfill after thousands protest in Moscow region

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A state of emergency will be declared in the town of Volokolamsk in the Moscow Region, a local official told thousands of protestors who gathered to demand the closure of a leaking waste deposit near their homes.
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New weapons tested as part of Russian strategic missile forces drills (VIDEO)

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More than 10,000 troops and 1,000 vehicles are taking part in Russian Strategic Missile Forces exercises in the Urals. The drills are testing a number of new weapons, including upgraded ‘Yars’ intercontinental ballistic missiles.
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Malala returns to home town in Pakistan for first time since shooting

The Nobel Peace Prize winner visits the Pakistani area where Taliban militants tried to kill her.

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US may tie social media to visa applications

A state department proposal could require visa applicants to detail all their social media handles.

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Gaza-Israel border: UN seeks investigation over protest deaths

Palestinian officials say 16 people were killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers on Friday.

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Prince Laurent: €46,000 blow for Belgium's 'cursed prince'

Prince Laurent defended his allowance as "the price of my life, which is largely behind me now".

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Sierra Leone votes in run-off between Maada Bio and Kamara

The vote was delayed after an allegation of electoral fraud in the first round earlier this month.

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North Korea sanctions: UN blacklists shipping firms

It is the UN's largest ever package of designated penalties against Pyongyang.

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Spy poisoning: Russia escalates spy row with new expulsions

Moscow orders the UK to cut more Russian staff as it hits back at more than 20 countries.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger 'stable' after heart surgery

The 70-year-old film star has an operation to replace a pulmonary valve at a Los Angeles hospital.

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Vatican: Pope did not say there is no hell

A top Italian daily did not accurately quote Pope Francis, the Vatican says.

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Kosovo security chiefs sacked after six Turks deported

There is fury in Kosovo after six alleged opponents of the Turkish president were sent back.

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Noor Salman: Pulse nightclub shooter's widow not guilty

Noor Salman sobs as a jury clears her of helping her husband kill 49 people at the Pulse venue.

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Australia ball-tampering: David Warner's tearful apology

Australian cricketer David Warner cries as he admits he may never play for his country again.

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Breaking the period taboo in Pakistan

Wasma Imran and Mahin Khan founded the Recircle Cup, to help those who cannot afford sanitary towels in Pakistan.

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Costa Rica polls: 'People hate us, we might move to Spain'

A Costa Rican couple talks about their fears ahead of polls dominated by the issue of same-sex marriage .

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Trump tells advisers he wants U.S. out of Syria: senior officials

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has told advisers he wants an early exit of U.S. troops from Syria, two senior administration officials said on Friday, a stance that may put him at odds with U.S. military officials who see the fight against Islamic State as nowhere near complete.

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Russia, in spy rift riposte, expels 59 diplomats from 23 countries

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expelled 59 diplomats from 23 countries on Friday and said it reserved the right to take action against four other nations in a worsening standoff with the West over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain.

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Joy in Nobel winner Malala's hometown, though some Pakistanis decry her

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MINGORA, Pakistan (Reuters) - In the Pakistani hometown of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, reminders are frequent of the daughter of scenic northwestern Swat Valley who survived a gun attack – and so are memories of harsh rule by the Taliban.

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Israeli forces kill 16 Palestinians in Gaza border protests: Gaza medics

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GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER (Reuters) - At least 16 Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured on Friday by Israeli security forces confronting one of the largest Palestinian demonstrations along the Israel-Gaza border in recent years, Gaza medical officials said.

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Pope marks Good Friday amid tight security; urges people to rediscover shame

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ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis led Roman Catholics in Good Friday services under tight security, urging people, including ministers of his Church, to rediscover the capacity to feel shame for their role in the world's ills.

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Venezuela president lands on Panama's 'high risk' money laundering list

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PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro along with more than 50 Venezuelan nationals are considered "high risk" for laundering money and financing terrorism, according to an advisory issued by Panama's economy and finance ministry.

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China to prosecute former senior provincial official for graft

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China will prosecute a former senior provincial official for corruption after an investigation found he illegally accepted gifts and abused his power, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Saturday.

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Two die in Acapulco shootout amid panicked Easter procession

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ACAPULCO (Reuters) - Dozens of Roman Catholic devotees dressed as ancient Romans and biblical figures fled a Good Friday procession in panic on Friday in the Mexican resort town of Acapulco after gunfire rang out over a nearby car robbery.

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