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Critics Denounce South Carolina's New 'Anti-Semitism' Law

Civil rights activists are opposing the passage of a bill that equates criticism of Israeli policies with anti-Semitism in the US state of South Carolina.

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Saudi Military Says Its Forces Arrive On Yemen's Socotra Island

Saudi troops have landed on the Yemeni island of Socotra, according to a Saudi military spokesman.

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Tensions Rise Ahead Of US Embassy Opening In Jerusalem

A US delegation has flown to Israel amid rising tensions ahead of planned protests against the controversial move of the American embassy to Jerusalem and ralllies calling for the Palestinians' right of return to the homes from which they were expelled from in 1948.

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Thousands Rally In Pakistan's Karachi For Pashtun Rights

Islamabad, Pakistan - Thousands of protesters have called for an end to alleged rights abuses by Pakistan's military at the latest rally by a grassroots rights group, defying restrictions and a string of detentions of the movement's organisers.

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For Palestinians, US Embassy Move Cements Occupation Status Quo

Occupied East Jerusalem - Tens of thousands of Jewish settlers, surrounded by police protection, have marched around the Old City, celebrating Jerusalem Day on the eve of the US embassy move from Tel Aviv.

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Iraq Vote: Initial Results Show PM Abadi, Muqtada Al-Sadr Leading

While final results for Iraq's parliamentary election expected on Monday, preliminary figures point towards the two main Shia lists as the leading contenders.

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Paris Knife Attacker Was French Citizen Born In Chechnya

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PARIS: Police on Sunday scoured the background of a Chechnya-born Frenchman who killed a man in a knife attack in Paris, questioning the parents and a friend of the 21-year old, who had been flagged previously as a potential security risk.

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Family Of Suicide Bombers Attacks 3 Churches In Indonesia, Killing 7, Police Say

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JAKARTA: Police believe a husband, wife and their four children carried out the suicide attacks on three churches in Surabaya that left seven people dead, Indonesia's top cop said Sunday.

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'Years Of Not Wanting To Offend Anyone Nurtured Islamic Extremism In The West'

Constantly prioritizing liberal values over national security in Europe has ultimately given a free hand to Islamic radicals, who sneak into the continent unhindered with little scrutiny, extremism expert Jennifer Breedon told RT.

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Indonesia Church Attackers 'Used Children As Suicide Bombers'

At least 11 people have been killed in three seemingly coordinated suicide bombings that hit churches in the second-largest city of Indonesia, police said. Islamic state (IS, formerly ISIS) has claimed responsibility.

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