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Trump ‘nasty’ women list includes Hillary Clinton,Danish PM

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to cancel his trip to Denmark saying that the Danish Prime Minister’s comments this week were “nasty” and “inappropriate” while speaking to reporters at the White House.

“Denmark, I looked forward to going but I thought that the Prime Minister’s statement that it was ‘absurd’ … was nasty,” he said.

Historic 17th-century Dutch shipwreck discovered near South African beach

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Archaeologists In South Africa have found the long-lost wreck of a Dutch merchant ship that played a crucial role in the country’s colonial history.

The Dutch East India Company vessel “Haarlem,” or “Nieuw Haarlem,” stranded in Table Bay on the evening of March 25, 1647.

More than 115 migrants feared dead off Libya coast

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Tuesday it fears that a boat packed with migrants sunk off the Libyan coast with more than a hundred people dead.

“We have every reason to fear the worst – that over 100 lives were lost and nobody will ever know for sure,” MSF said in a statement on Twitter.

3 civilian dead as Turkey military convoy bombed in northern Syria

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Air raids have struck near a Turkish military convoy making its way through Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, the Turkish defence ministry has said, adding that at least three civilians were killed and 12 wounded.

The ministry “strongly condemned” Monday’s air raids, saying they were contrary to “existing agreements as well as our cooperation and dialogue with Russia”.

Trump orders Israel to bar entry of Democratic lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday barred U.S. Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from making a planned trip to Israel, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump called on his ally not to let them in.

Tlaib and Omar, the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, are members of their party’s progressive wing and sharp critics both of Trump and of Israel’s policy toward the Palestinians.

Israel shell Gaza border

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Israeli forces on Sunday morning  shelled Hamas outposts, according to the Israeli Defense Forces’ spokesman. The armed Palestinian had fired at Israeli soldiers, the statement said.

No Israeli casualties were reported. Palestinian sources in Gaza said the Palestinian has been killed and identified the man as Marwan Khaled Nasser from Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, however the Israeli army is yet to confirm it.

Coup in Yemen: Southern separatists seize control of Aden

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Yemeni separatists have taken effective control of the port city of Aden after days of fighting with troops loyal to the internationally backed government.
Forces aligned with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) – which wants an independent south – said they had seized control of military camps and the presidential palace.
The government said it was a “coup”.

The action has fractured the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels that both sides have fought in.
The coalition called for an immediate ceasefire in the city and said it would “use military force against anyone who violates it”, Saudi Arabia’s state news agency SPA reported.

Drunken sex video of Israel teens’ gang rape accuser goes viral

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A British tourist held in Cyprus for allegedly making false claims of gang-rape is the victim of ‘revenge porn’, her legal team said on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old woman’s lawyer said Israeli youths cleared of assaulting her had sent friends a video of the Briton having drunken sex which had since gone viral.

Andreas Pittadjis said the explicit video had been ‘seen by the world’. He insisted the act of circulating the material was a far more serious offence than the charge faces.

Space X successfully launches Israeli Amos-17 satellite

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Spacecom says Amos-17 will be the most advanced high-throughput satellite to provide communication services to sub-Saharan Africa.

SpaceX overnight Tuesday launched Israeli communication satellite Amos-17 into orbit from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, after a suspected engine fault delayed its take-off by 14 days.

US Air Force F-15 fighter jets patrolling the Persian Gulf ready with cluster bombs target Iranian gunboat killers

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US Air Force fighter jets are patrolling the Persian Gulf with apparent guided cluster munitions, weapons that may capable of tearing apart Iranian small boat swarms.

“F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are flying air operations in support of maritime surface warfare,” the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing revealed this week, explaining that “their role is to conduct combat air patrol missions over the Arabian Gulf and provide aerial escorts of naval vessels as they traverse the Strait of Hormuz.”

Yemen: 47 killed in Houthi attack on Aden military parade

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At least 47 people have been killed in two separate attacks in the southern port city of Aden.
A missile attack on a military camp in Aden, the seat of Yemens internationally recognized government, has killed at least 36 people, according to officials.

The earlier attack, a suicide bombing, killed at least 11 others.
The Houthi movement, which controls the capital, Sanaa, claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack which targeted a military parade at a camp belonging to the Yemeni Security Belt forces backed by the United Arab Emirates UAE a key partner in a military alliance assembled by Saudi Arabia to fight against the rebels.

US. believes Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza is dead

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The United States believes that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, is dead, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.
The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, provided no further details, including when Hamza died or where.

President Donald Trump earlier on Wednesday declined to comment after NBC News first reported the U.S. assessment. Asked if he had intelligence that bin Laden’s son had been killed, Trump told reporters: “I don’t want to comment on it.”

Video emerges showing Israeli ‘underworld’ assassination in Mexico

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Ben Stuji and his companion Aon Azoulay were shot in Mexico City on Wednesday afternoon.
A video has emerged showing of the assassination of two Israeli citizens with connections to the criminal underworld in Mexico City on Wednesday afternoon.

Ben Stuji and his companion Aon Azoulay were eating in a restaurant in the Artz Pedregal shopping center, in the Álvaro Obregón borough of the city. At 5:22pm, a man and a woman approached the victims and started shooting with pistols at close range.

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac face carjacking gang

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Two Premier League footballers have been involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in a London street.
Arsenal players Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were targeted, the club confirmed, but both escaped uninjured.

Arsenal said in a statement: “We have been in contact with both players and they are fine.”

Palestinian President Declares End to All Agreements, Security Coordination With Israel

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared on Thursday a cessation to all agreements with Israel, including the security coordination between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

“After all the violations against our people, we announce the cessation of all agreements signed with Israel,” Abbas wrote on twitter. Three hours later, he wrote: “For confirmation: We declare a cessation of all agreements signed with Israel, including security coordination.” He has made similar statements in the past and not implemented them.

115 feared dead in a Mediterranean shipwreck

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About 115 people are missing and feared to have drowned and another 134 were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya, a Libyan navy official said on Thursday.

Earlier, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said that up to 150 people were feared dead.
“The worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year has just occurred,” UNHCR head Filippo Grandi said in a tweet.