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A senior Israeli official has called for Israel to kill Palestinians who launch flaming kites into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Some 200 have floated across the border, torching over 2,000 acres (809.40 hectares) of farmland. Mayor Barkat released a statement praising the Shin Bet and saying the agency kept him updated throughout the process. The suspect, who reportedly has an Israeli ID card, also meant to attack a delegation of canadian representatives of security living in Jerusalem , as ...
  • Texas man almost dies after bite from severed snake head

    Texas man almost dies after bite from severed snake head

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    Among their tips to avoid snake bites: never go barefoot or wear sandals in wild areas, watch your step and avoid tall grass. "Since there is no body, it released all its venom into him", Ms Sutcliffe told KIIITV . Sutcliffe, who called 911, was trying to drive her husband to the hospital, but his condition was so serious authorities had to fly him in for care.
  • Israeli Army: Slain Gaza Medic Wasn't Shot Deliberately

    Israeli Army: Slain Gaza Medic Wasn't Shot Deliberately

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    Bassem Tamimi, the casualty's uncle, said forces entered the village and were attacked by stone throwers, to which the troops responded with live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas. The village gained further prominence after the arrests of 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi and her mother, Nariman, who were sentenced to eight months in Israeli prison after Ahed slapped an Israeli soldier and her mother filmed and shared the incident.
  • Tunisia sees sharp rise in boat migrants: ministry official

    Tunisia sees sharp rise in boat migrants: ministry official

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    More than 650 people have been recorded as dead or missing in the Mediterranean so far this year, while at least 33,270 have survived the crossing to Europe . UNHCR said it is profiling and counselling survivors from the shipwreck and assessing their protection needs. People receive the bodies of loved ones in the Tunisian town of Sfax on June 4, 2018, after more than 50 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean the day before while trying to reach Europe.
  • Kim Summit Planned for Maximum Publicity

    Kim Summit Planned for Maximum Publicity

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    Also, Singapore will strike commemorative medallions to mark the historic meeting. Analysts say Kim went out of his way to defuse hostility during his recent appearances, and image consultant Park Young-sil says that he "made the most effective use of the power of the smile through this inter-Korean summit".
  • New Evacuations Near Guatemala Volcano Set Off Panic

    New Evacuations Near Guatemala Volcano Set Off Panic

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    Hundreds of rescue workers, including firefighters, police and the military, were battling adverse conditions to search for remains in the tangled morass of rubble, dust and earth left behind by the landslides. (Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press ) Coffee plants covered in ash in Las Lajas, Guatemala . "The people ended up buried in almost 3 metres of lava", Ortiz said.
  • Hong Kong remembers Tiananmen as US calls for accounting

    Hong Kong remembers Tiananmen as US calls for accounting

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    On 4 June, events reached boiling point in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, one of the most recognisable landmarks in China . Chinese authorities are taking steps to suppress criticism on the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Monday.
  • Miss America Axes Swimsuit Competition

    Miss America Axes Swimsuit Competition

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    Shortly after, Gretchen Carlson - the former Fox News anchor who won Miss America in 1989 - was named as the organization's new chairman. Hopper called the change to the Miss America competition a "first step" in this new direction, and said that the organization hopes that young women who may have felt they couldn't be a part of Miss America will no longer feel that way.
  • Fatal hit-and-run comes full circle, Ashby family says

    Fatal hit-and-run comes full circle, Ashby family says

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    Sixty-eight-year-old Douglas Parkhurst was hit and killed. "He died the same fate [as Carolee]", she said. Ashby's sister Darlene was with her the day she was killed and says the family now feels they have closure. After hearing news of Parkhurst's death, Russ Johnson, the retired police officer who helped crack the Carolee Ashby case, told the Portland Press Herald : "God works in mysterious ways".
  • Brexit: Northern Ireland to get 'joint UK, EU' status?

    Brexit: Northern Ireland to get 'joint UK, EU' status?

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    Sinn Féin councillor Ruairí McHugh says any attempt to re-commission PSNI stations for a Brexit border security plan would be totally unacceptable. The plans are a rejig of the "Maximum Facilitation" option, one of the two post-Brexit custom solutions considered by ministers.
  • President Trump: Summit With Kim Jong Un Is On For June 12

    President Trump: Summit With Kim Jong Un Is On For June 12

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    After discussions in New York, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was "confident we are moving in the right direction". Trump described the letter, hand-delivered by senior North Korean official Kim Yong-chol, as "very nice" before admitting that he hadn't actually read it yet.
  • Former Federal Prosecutor: Trump Could Pardon Himself

    Former Federal Prosecutor: Trump Could Pardon Himself

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    Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani , said in an interview on Sunday with ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos that Trump had "no intention" of a self-pardon and in a separate interview, on NBC's Meet the Press , he said that any such move would be "unthinkable" and might lead to impeachment.
  • What we know about Valley killing spree — FAST FACTS

    What we know about Valley killing spree — FAST FACTS

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    A robot sent into the room showed Jones dead with a self-inflected gunshot wound, according to authorities. The statement by Connie Jones was released Monday afternoon. She was not in the office on the day of the shooting. When first responders arrived they pronounced Pitt dead on the scene. The second woman was found shot to death inside the office.