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    Israel begins demolitions of Palestinian homes near Jerusalem

    Israeli forces began demolishing buildings near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, in the face of Palestinian protests and international criticism. Bulldozers accompanied by hundreds of Israeli soldiers and police moved in to Sur Baher, a Palestinian village on the edge of East Jerusalem in an area that Israel captured and occupied in the 1967 Middle East War.

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    Priyanka Chopra celebrates her birthday in Miami

    Priyanka Chopra celebrated her 37th birthday by enjoying a luxurious trip to Miami with Nick Jonas. The Hollywood star - who married Nick, 26, last year - was joined by her husband, mother Madhu Chopra and a group of friends as she toasted her birthday on board a yacht. An eyewitness told E! News: "They had a great time going for a sunset sail and being out on the water. "They sat on the deck having drinks and socialising. Priyanka was next to Nick the entire time and they sat close together on one side of the table. "At one point, Priyanka went for a swim in the ocean and took a ride on a wave runner. She was fearless, going very fast and doing quick turns and jumps. She looked happy. "When

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    'Killing Iranians for two years' in Syria: Israeli minister

    An Israeli minister has boasted his country is the only one that "has been killing Iranians" in comments that come in the backdrop of rising tensions between Western powers and Iran in the Gulf. "Israel is the only country in the world that has been killing Iranians for two years," Israel's Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said on Sunday in an interview with the Israeli radio station Kan Bet. "We strike the Iranians hundreds of times in Syria. Sometimes we acknowledge it and sometimes foreign reports reveal it," he said. The minister was referring to hundreds of Israeli attacks in neighbouring Syria against what it says are Iranian and Hezbollah military targets. Hanegbi accused Iran,

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    'A failure': Marawi verdict on Duterte ahead of annual address

    Marawi City, Philippines - As Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte prepares to deliver his annual "State of the Nation" address on Monday, a group of residents from Marawi are planning a counterevent to hand down their verdict on what they say is the government's failure to rebuild a city that was devastated in a siege with armed rebels two years ago. Duterte promised to help Marawi refugees "rise and move forward", but tens of thousands of them are still without permanent shelter and unable to return to their homes, Drieza Lininding, chairman of the Moro Consensus Group, told Al Jazeera. "For us, the president is a failure in many aspects of the Marawi rehabilitation," he said. "If you count

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    Nearly 150 million people sweltering through deadly US heat wave

    WASHINGTON: The United States was sweating through a weekend of dangerously hot weather, with major cities including New York, Philadelphia and Washington experiencing temperatures approaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). An oppressive heat wave stretching from the Midwestern plains to the Atlantic coast had nearly 150 million people struggling to stay cool amid scorching temperatures. Heat index values - combining the effect of heat and humidity - could reach 110 to 115 degrees, particularly in the east, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. It warned that “dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not taken.”

  • Pacquiao wins world title at 40

    Manny Pacquiao said he had "fun" as he became the oldest welterweight champion in history by beating WBA Super champion Keith Thurman in a split decision in Las Vegas. Thurman - previously undefeated - had promised to send the 40-year-old Fillipino into retirement, but was knocked down in the first round before a thrilling fight went the distance. "I knew it was too close," said American Thurman. "He got the knockdown so he had momentum in round one. This was a beautiful night of boxing." The 30-year-old had been looking for his 30th straight win. Two judges scored it 115-112 to Pacquiao, while the other gave it 114-113 to Thurman. Pacquiao - a world champion at eight weights - was fighting for

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    Israeli minister boasts his country has been 'killing Iranians'

    JERUSALEM: An Israeli minister boasted Sunday that his country was the only one that “has been killing Iranians,” after tensions between Britain and Iran rose in the Gulf. Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi's comments to public radio were a reference to Israeli strikes in neighboring Syria against Iranian and Hezbollah military targets. But they came after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker on Friday, adding to tensions between Washington and Tehran linked to a 2015 nuclear deal. Hanegbi accused Iran, Israel's main enemy, of seeking to create “chaos” and “harm freedom of navigation.” Asked if he feared that Israel would not receive the backing of the United States in the case of a