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U.S. Concerned Over Israel's Settlement Activity: State Department

Pic: ReutersThe United States is deeply concerned about Israel's reported plans to build an additional 323 units in settlements in East Jerusalem on top of previously announced 770 units in the settlement of Gilo, the U.S. State Department said.

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Kremlin To U.S.: Sort Out Your Own Pre-Election Hacking Scandal

Pic: ReutersThe Kremlin on Thursday told the United States to get to the bottom of a hacking scandal involving Democratic Party emails itself, saying accusations of its own involvement bordered on the stupid and were motivated by anti-Russian sentiment.

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France To Form National Guard To Help Fight Terror

Pic: AFPPARIS: President Francois Hollande on Thursday confirmed plans to set up a National Guard drawn from existing reserves to help security forces combat terror attacks on French soil.

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South Korea Says North Hacked Online Shopping Site

SEOUL: South Korea said on Thursday it suspected North Korea of hacking a South Korean online shopping site and stealing personal records of more than 10 million shoppers in what appeared to be the latest case of a cyber attack by the isolated state.

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Flash Floods Kill Scores In Nepal, India

Pic: ReutersKATHMANDU/GUWAHATI, INDIA: Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 68 people in Nepal in the past three days and another 15 are missing, local authorities said on Thursday.

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Britain Needs To Find New Brexit Model To Make Success Of EU Exit

Pic: ReutersBritain will need to find a new model for its future ties with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, adding that its exit deal must address British voters' concerns over immigration.

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British MP 'Deeply Concerned' Over Her Appearance In China's Propaganda Video On South China Sea

Pic: ReutersLONDON: A British MP has complained about appearing in a video promoting Beijing's claims in the disputed South China Sea, saying she was "deeply concerned" that her words had been misrepresented.

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Singapore University Probes Mock-Rape Claims

SINGAPORE: Claims that students were subjected to sexually-charged orientation activities, including one simulating rape, are being investigated by Singapore's top university.

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Islamic State's Oil Revenue Dives As It Loses Iraqi Territory

Pic: ReutersBAGHDAD: Islamic State, pushed off more than half the Iraqi territory it seized in 2014, has suffered a near collapse in revenue from oil smuggling, officials say, forcing it to cut fighters' pay, levy new taxes and raise fines for breaking its religious code.

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German Police Raid Mosque And Apartments In Crackdown On Salafists

Pic: ReutersGerman police have searched a mosque and eight apartments in Hildesheim that are believed to be a hotbed of a radical Salafist community, the interior minister of the northern state of Lower Saxony said on Thursday.

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