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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dismissed as ludicrous the accusation by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that Israel is behind the current wave of protests in his country. No wonder mothers and fathers are marching in the streets . Netanyahu said the money could have been used to build hospitals or schools. "I wish the Iranian people success in their noble quest for freedom", he added.
  • Lorde accused of antisemitism in newspaper ad after cancelling Israel concert

    Lorde accused of antisemitism in newspaper ad after cancelling Israel concert

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    The organisation behind the ad is the World Values Network , a US-based group that promotes Judaism and defends Israel in American media. "I've received an overwhelming number of messages & letters and have had a lot of discussions with people holding many views, and I think the right decision at this time is to cancel the show", Lorde wrote in a statement distributed by Naranjah, the Israeli promoters of her Tel Aviv show.
  • Cousin filmed slapping soldiers with Ahed Tamimi indicted on assault

    Cousin filmed slapping soldiers with Ahed Tamimi indicted on assault

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    Israeli authorities have filed charges against a Palestinian woman after she was arrested last month over a video in which she and her cousin confronted two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank went viral. Ahed's cousin, Nur Tamimi, was indicted on Sunday with aggravated assault of a soldier in the line of duty. Ahed Tamimi became a Palestinian national icon, with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas calling on the phone Ahed's father to encourage him in face of the arrests.
  • Huntsville's annual polar bear dip cancelled due to extreme weather

    Huntsville's annual polar bear dip cancelled due to extreme weather

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    Swimmers in the eastern Ontario town of Perth, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria will take the plunge later in the day. Organizers cut a hole in the ice and swimmers lined up to wait their turn. But in spite of extreme cold warnings issued by Environment Canada that cover much of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and southern Quebec, many events were scheduled to go ahead.
  • Boy, 16, held after parents, sister and family friend shot dead

    Boy, 16, held after parents, sister and family friend shot dead

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    The suspect is expected to be arraigned as an adult on Monday and is facing four counts of murder and one count of possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes. The suspect's brother and grandfather were also at the home, but were not injured in the shooting. "It didn't require any force". He said the teenager was taken into custody without incident and described the shooting as an isolated domestic incident.
  • Rain saves West Indies after electric Munro knock

    Rain saves West Indies after electric Munro knock

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    Play was eventually abandoned at 10 pm. The landslide off boundaries off Munro continued, with the left-hander taking two more fours off the leg-spinner before hitting Carlos Brathwaite for one six and three fours. In addition, this was the fourth fastest T20I half-century. In the first T20 on Friday, the West Indies' long, dry summer in New Zealand continued when they were beaten by 47 runs in the first of three Twenty20 internationals.
  • Abbas condemns proposal to annex West Bank settlements

    Abbas condemns proposal to annex West Bank settlements

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    Yousef al-Mahmoud called the resolution "an outrageous violation of the resolutions of worldwide legitimacy , especially the resolutions of the United Nations and the Security Council, as well as an irony and contempt for the entire UN system", the Palestinian Wafa news service reported.
  • First baby of the year born in Limerick

    First baby of the year born in Limerick

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    In Dundee, the labour ward at Ninewells Hospital had five new arrivals in the early hours of January 1. The first of them, a baby girl, was born to Petra Soltesz and Mark Cummins from Bandon at 3.22am. The first baby born at University Hospital Galway was a boy at 12.49am. The first was a boy, named Nico Dyer, who arrived at 1.50am weighing 6lb 6oz.
  • No More Aid to Deceitful Pakistan

    No More Aid to Deceitful Pakistan

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    Instead of letting the differences heal, the U.S. president wrote his first tweet of 2018 in the form of a rant against Pakistan. "No more! " he tweeted. The blocking of this aid will be a show of dissatisfaction from the policies of Islamabad, it said. NYT report had claimed that one of the abductors was arrested by the forces and could help the United States to give information about more American hostages in the region, adding that after Islamabad's rejection, the USA under Trump ...
  • Ten people killed in Iran protests

    Ten people killed in Iran protests

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    The protests have swept across the country ever since a crowd in the northeastern city of Mashhad took to the streets over the rising cost of living. Hundreds of people have been arrested but security forces have largely shown restraint. "With a decision by the Supreme National Security Council, activities of Telegram and Instagram are temporarily limited", the Irib News report said, without elaborating.