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A picture shows Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, controlled by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, on May 10, 2021. Israel launched deadly air strikes on Gaza in response to a barrage of rockets fired by the Islamist movement Hamas amid spiralling violence sparked by unrest at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
A picture shows Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, controlled by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, on May 10, 2021. Israel launched deadly air strikes on Gaza in response to a barrage of rockets fired by the Islamist movement Hamas amid spiralling violence sparked by unrest at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. `
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Blinken says US 'deeply concerned' by violence inside Israel

"We're also deeply concerned about the violence in the streets of Israel," Blinken said. 

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Hamas fires rocket at Israel's second airport near Eilat

A spokesman for Hamas' armed wing announced the launch of the 250 kilogram (550 pound) rocket and demanded that "all international airlines immediately halt their flights to any airports" in the Jewish state.

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Israel's 'mixed' Jewish-Arab cities pay price of conflict

Intra-communal violence has flared in Israel as Jerusalem unrest has spiralled into a conflict in which the Islamist group Hamas has fired rockets from Gaza and Israel has launched air strikes.

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Blinken says US 'deeply concerned' by violence inside Israel

"We're also deeply concerned about the violence in the streets of Israel," Blinken said. 

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Muslims mark grim Eid in shadow of Israel-Palestinian crisis

The three-day festival, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, is traditionally celebrated with mosque prayers, family feasts and shopping for new clothes, gifts and sweets.

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US accuses China of turning Xinjiang region into "open-air prison"

The department on the same day released an annual report on international religious freedom which highlighted the US government's concerns over Beijing's repression of Uyghurs and members of other Muslim groups in Xinjiang through mass arbitrary detention, forced labor, forced sterilization and other abuses.

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Hamas fires rocket at Israel's second airport near Eilat

A spokesman for Hamas' armed wing announced the launch of the 250 kilogram (550 pound) rocket and demanded that "all international airlines immediately halt their flights to any airports" in the Jewish state.

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Israel's 'mixed' Jewish-Arab cities pay price of conflict

Intra-communal violence has flared in Israel as Jerusalem unrest has spiralled into a conflict in which the Islamist group Hamas has fired rockets from Gaza and Israel has launched air strikes.

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New Zealand exploring quarantine-free travel with other countries

Tough lockdowns and its geographical location has helped New Zealand eliminate the novel coronavirus within its borders, but left the country of 5 million isolated from the rest of the world.

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More than 4,000 Indians die of COVID-19 for second straight day

India recorded more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths for a second straight day on Thursday, while infections stayed below 400,000 for a fourth day, though the virus has become rampant in rural areas where cases can go unreported due to a lack of testing.

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UN Security Council to hold new meeting on Israel-Palestinian clashes Friday

Tunisia, Norway and China have requested another emergency United Nations Security Council meeting be scheduled Friday on the worsening hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, despite ongoing US resistance for the body to take a role in the conflict.

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World could have prevented Covid catastrophe: expert panel

The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR) said a series of bad decisions meant Covid-19 went on to kill at least 3.3 million people so far and devastate the global economy.

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Court orders Air France, Airbus trial over 2009 Rio-Paris crash

Flight AF447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean during a storm on June 1, 2009, the deadliest crash in Air France's history.

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Iran's Ahmadinejad submits name for presidential poll

"Millions of people across the country have invited me to stand for election, and even ordered me to come here to register, placing a heavy responsibility on my shoulders," Ahmadinejad said, speaking after he submitted his application to the interior ministry.

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Net installed across Ganges to catch India Covid-19 corpses

The discovery of 71 corpses in Bihar state stoked fears that the virus was raging unseen in India's vast rural hinterland where two-thirds of its people live.

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India Covid deaths soar toll past 250,000

According to the health ministry, 4,205 people died in the past 24 hours -- a new record -- taking total fatalities to 254,197. 

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Putin orders gun control review after school shooting: Kremlin

"The president gave an order to urgently work out a new provision concerning the types of weapons that can be in civilian hands, taking into account the weapon" used in the attack, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. 

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Israel using 'unlawful' force in Jerusalem: Amnesty International

Israel on Tuesday firmly defended the conduct of its officers, insisting they have responded to violent Palestinian rioters with appropriate measures. 

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Biden picks Rahm Emanuel for US ambassador to Japan

There had been speculation that Emanuel would become envoy to China, but that job is expected to go to former top US diplomat Nick Burns, the report said, citing multiple sources familiar with the Biden team's discussions. 

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Japan launches first joint military drill with US, France

An Australian naval ship is also taking part in the week-long air, land and sea exercises involving 300 ground troops from the three countries.

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Jokowi joins calls for UNSC 'action' on violations against Palestinians

The President has joined calls from nations around the world, including a damning statement from the UN human rights office castigating Israel, to urge the UNSC to take action against the latest violence targeting Palestinians in Jerusalem.

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Japan backs Taiwan's attendance at WHO annual meeting

"We have consistently argued at the WHO that there shouldn't be a geographical void in dealing with international health issues," Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told a press conference.

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Moscow rejects US ransomware attack claims

"We categorically reject the baseless fabrications of individual journalists and reiterate that Russia does not conduct 'malicious' activity in the virtual space," the Russian embassy in the United States said in a statement.

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