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Triple-century stand as Aussies pound Windies

Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh pounded tons in a triple-century unbroken stand to crush the dispirited West Indies and put Australia in immediate command of the first Test in Hobart on Thursday. In a grim foreboding of what lies ahead for the Caribbean tourists in the three-Test series, Australia cruised ...

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Over 1.7 million Israelis live below poverty: Report

Over 1.7 million Israelis, or 22 percent of the population, lived below the poverty line last year, a new report shows. The annual report, published by Israel’s National Insurance Institute on Wednesday, found that some 1,709,300 residents of the occupied Palestinian territories, including 776,500 children, lived in poverty in 2014, ...

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Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace’ elusive, US president says

US President Barack Obama has described as elusive any “peace” between the Tel Aviv regime and Palestinians amid heightened tensions in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip. “Although obviously this is a time at which the prospects of serious peace may seem distant, it’s important that we ...

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Turkish PM defends troops presence in Iraq

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has defended the deployment of Turkish forces to northern Iraq, claiming that it was a “measure” to fight against Takfiri Daesh militants. Davutoglu made the remarks after meeting with Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Barzani arrived in Turkey ...

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Israeli terrorist wounded in West Bank attack

A former member of an Israeli terrorist organization has been shot and wounded alongside his wife in a drive-by shooting in the West Bank. Shaul Nir, who used to serve the so-called Jewish Underground, sustained serious injuries in the shooting near the northwestern West Bank city of Tulkarem on Wednesday evening. ...

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Cameron says UK wants to remain in ‘reformed EU’

British Prime Minister David Cameron says his country might be forced to leave the EU because of the eurozone and refugee crises, urging the bloc to implement serious “reforms.” What Cameron calls reforms are actually a list of demands which include his bid to stop EU asylum seekers from claiming benefits in the UK for ...

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Facebook founder voices support for Muslims

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has added his voice to the growing chorus of people defending the Muslim community amid the upsurge in Islamophobic rhetoric in the United States. In a post on his Facebook account on Wednesday, Zuckerberg wrote, “I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in ...

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