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LAST_UPDATEWed, 29 Mar 2017 2pm

Grand Mufti: Arrest Of Al-Aqsa Guards 'Unacceptable'

Jerusalem - The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem says Israel's detention of Palestinian security guards working at the al-Aqsa compound is "unacceptable" and Israeli police are trying to change the status quo at the holy site.

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Trump Moves To Roll Back Obama-Era Climate Policies

US President Donald Trump has declared the end of a "war on coal" as he moved to roll back rules that underpin American emissions targets and a major global climate accord.

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Simone Gbagbo Cleared Of War Crimes Charges

An Ivory Coast court has found former first lady Simone Gbagbo not guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity after a trial on her alleged role in postelection abuses that led to the deaths of thousands.

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Regional Governments Urge Solutions To Venezuela's Crisis

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WASHINGTON: Regional governments on Tuesday called on the Organization of American States to come up with a plan "in the shortest possible time" to address Venezuela's political and humanitarian crisis.

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Nicaragua Restores Diplomatic Ties To Israel After 2010 Break

Nicaragua and Israel have decided to reestablish diplomatic relations, effective immediately, after they were suspended in 2010, the Central American nation said on Tuesday.

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US House Republicans Reject Bids To Obtain Trump Tax Returns

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WASHINGTON: A Republican-controlled congressional panel rejected a bid by Democrats yesterday to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns, despite warnings that Trump’s business holdings could pose conflicts of interest as Congress turns to tax reform.

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British PM May To Fire Starting Gun On Brexit

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LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union.

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How Two Teens In Leggings Became A PR Mess For United Airlines

Pic: ReutersA bystander who touched off a social media furor after she saw United Airlines stop two teenage girls dressed in leggings from boarding a flight admitted on Monday that she did not fully grasp the situation when she started tweeting her indignation.

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Wary Of Trump, China Launches EU Charm Offensive: Diplomats

Pic: ReutersBRUSSELS/BEIJING: China has launched a charm offensive with the European Union since U.S. President Donald Trump took office, shifting its stance on trade negotiations and signaling closer cooperation on a range of other issues, European diplomats say.

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PM May To Fire The Starting Gun On Brexit

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union.

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