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Gaza death toll reaches 61, more protests expected (Third Lead)

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:54

Gaza, May 15 (IANS) The number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli forces rose to 61 on Tuesday, as more protesters succumbed to their injuries following mass demonstrations along the Gaza-Israel boundary on Monday against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

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Heavy rains, floods kill 7 in Afghanistan

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:24

Kabul, May 15 (IANS) Heavy rains and flooding have claimed seven lives and destroyed several houses in Afghanistan's northern Samangan and Baghlan provinces.

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China condemns Gaza deaths, urges Israeli restraint

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:04

Beijing, May 15 (IANS) China on Tuesday condemned the border violence in Gaza and urged all parties to exercise restraint after 58 Palestinians were killed a day earlier during demonstrations coinciding with the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

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Gaza braces for violent protests after 58 killed

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:40

Jerusalem, May 15 (IANS) Fresh protests are expected at the Gaza border on Tuesday, a day after Israeli troops killed 58 Palestinians during demonstrations coinciding with the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

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N.Korea dismantling nuclear test site: Satellite images

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:40

Seoul, May 15 (IANS) North Korea has started to dismantle its nuclear test site, which it had pledged to close down after the inter-Korean summit on April 27, according to media reports on Tuesday.

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Turkey recalls US, Israel envoys over embassy move

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:38

Ankara, May 15 (IANS) Turkey has recalled its ambassadors to the US and Israel to protest the Donald Trump administration's decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a media report said on Tuesday.

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Netanyahu defends Gaza action, Abbas calls for protest

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:36

Jerusalem, May 15 (IANS) After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the military action that killed 55 Palestinians and wounded 2,700 as "self-defence", Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for intensified protests on Tuesday, the media reported.

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Koreas to hold high-level talks on Wednesday

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:32

Seoul, May 15 (IANS) North and South Korea have agreed to hold high-level talks on May 16 to discuss ways to enforce the Panmunjom Declaration, Seoul's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Israel defends Gaza action as 55 dies

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:02

Jerusalem, May 15, After a deadliest day of violence killed 55 and wounded 2,700 Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his military acted in self-defence against Gaza's Islamist rulers, Hamas, who he said wanted to destroy Israel, the media reported.

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