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Jared Kushner Leads US Team Seeking Middle East Peace

White House adviser Jared Kushner is leading a delegation to the Middle East on behalf of US President Donald Trump to discuss the possibility of resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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At Least 30 Dead As Air Strike Hits Hotel In Yemen: Houthis

DUBAI - At least 30 people were killed in an air strike that hit a hotel north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, the armed Houthi movement said.

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Trump Vows To 'Close Government' To Build Mexico Wall

Donald Trump has vowed to close down the US government if necessary to build his wall along the Mexico border.

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In Economic Crisis, Angola Votes For First New Leader In 38 Years

LUANDA - Angolans headed to the polls on Wednesday in a parliamentary election expected to usher in the ruling party's defense minister as the first new leader of Africa's second-biggest oil producer for 38 years.

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Houston-Area Boy Banned From School Because Of Long Hair

A 4-year-old boy in the Houston area was forced out of his school because of his long hair.

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Boy, 14, Arrested In Saudi For 'Improper Public Behaviour' By Dancing To Macarena In Street

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the Saudi city of Jeddah for dancing to the Macarena song in a street.

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Netanyahu To Press Putin Over Iran's Syrian Foothold

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will tell Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that he is concerned Iran and its Shiite allies are expanding their presence in Syria as Moscow works to tamp down the Syrian civil war, Israeli officials said.

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Rescued Piglets Served Up As Sausages To Firefighters

A litter of piglets whose bacon was saved from a barn fire has been served up as dinner to the firefighters who rescued them.

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Charlottesville To Cover Confederate Statues After Chaotic Meeting

City councilors in Charlottesville, Virginia, voted unanimously on Tuesday to cover two statues of Confederate war heroes in black fabric after ejecting spectators from a chaotic council meeting as residents demanded answers over how a recent white nationalist rally turned deadly.

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2,000 Dead, Over 530,000 Suspected Cholera Cases In Yemen: WHO

Sanaa: The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen exceeded 530,000 and the death toll stood at 2,000 since the outbreak started in April.

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