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Daily Archives: November 18, 2016

Palestinians condemn Israeli bill to legalize settlements

Palestinians have condemned the international community’s inaction after Israel unveiled its most brazen plan in recent years, seeking to legalize settler units in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry on Thursday urged the international community to “uphold its legal and ethical responsibilities of providing security to the Palestinians,” and “opposing ...

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New Zealand 104-3 at stumps against Pakistan

Debutant opener Jeet Raval posted a half-century as New Zealand reached 104-3 at stumps on day two of the first Test against Pakistan in Christchurch on Friday. On the first day of play, after the scheduled Thursday start was washed out, Pakistan were all out for 133 after being sent ...

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First day of Christchurch Test washed out

CHRISTCHURCH: Persistent rain forced the abandonment of the first day’s play of the first cricket Test between New Zealand and Pakistan at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Thursday. Play had been expected to begin at 1100 (2200 GMT), but heavy rain overnight ensured it did not begin as scheduled. While ...

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Obama calls on Trump to stand up to Russia

US President Barack Obama has called on his successor Donald Trump to stand up to Russia, underscoring a major concern that overshadowed his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Following their meeting in Berlin on Thursday, Obama and Merkel held a press briefing to address the future of relations between the ...

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Two FARC rebels killed in Colombia

Two rebels with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been killed in fighting with government troops in the north of the country, a first case of armed hostility in apparent violation of a recent bilateral ceasefire deal. The Colombian army said in a statement that the fatalities occurred ...

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Congo president picks opposition lawmaker as new premier

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila has named an opposition lawmaker as prime minister following a controversial agreement struck between the government and some opposition groups. According to a presidential decree read on state television on Thursday, Samy Badibanga who led a fringe opposition bloc in parliament, will be ...

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