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The UN has found that Israel ignored a Security Council resolution demanding the halt of settlement building on Palestinian territories, Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov said on Friday.

Senior Hamas official Mazen Faqha who had been freed from Israeli detention in a 2011 prisoner swap was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in Gaza on Friday.

Israeli policeman suspended after beating Palestinian truck driver

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Israeli policeman suspended after beating Palestinian truck driver

An Israeli policeman caught on video beating up a Palestinian truck driver in east Jerusalem on Thursday was suspended from his post, police said.

Somali president pleads for aid to avert famine

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Somali president pleads for aid to avert famine

Somalia's new president appealed to the international community Thursday for more aid to avert a famine threatening his country.

Turkey summons Russia envoy after soldier shot in Syria

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Turkey summons Russia envoy after soldier shot in Syria

Turkey summoned the Russian charge d'affaires and sent him a message to convey ...

US Senate approves settlement backer as Israel ambassador

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US Senate approves settlement backer as Israel ambassador

An anti-Palestinian, pro-settlement figure has been approved to become the US' envoy to Israel on Thursday, despite his history of undiplomatic declarations.

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400,000 civilians trapped in west Mosul, says UN

Around 400,000 civilians are "trapped" in Mosul's Old City under siege-like conditions, with scarce food and water supplies, the UN said Thursday.

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Houthi shelling kills 'several Saudi soldiers'

Cross-border Houthi shelling has allegedly killed several Saudi soldiers, Yemen's rebel-run state news agency said on Thursday.

Westminster attack: 75-year-old dies as thousands honour victims

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Westminster attack: 75-year-old dies as thousands honour victims

A 75-year-old man injured in the attack on Westminster Bridge has died of his wounds on Thursday night as thousands gathered in the city centre ...

Bahrain sentences three to death for police bombings

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Bahrain sentences three to death for police bombings

A Bahraini appeals court sentenced three people to death on Thursday over bombings that targeted police patrols in a majority-Shia village, the ...

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250 migrants feared dead off Libyan coast

Around 250 African migrants are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, a Spanish charity said Thursday.

Westminster attacker named as Khalid Masood, aged 52

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Westminster attacker named as Khalid Masood, aged 52

British police have identified the UK parliament attacker as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British man from Kent and has a number of previous criminal convictions.

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Israeli man arrested for threats against US Jewish centres

A multinational investigation into scores of bomb threats against Jewish centres in the US and elsewhere have found an unlikely suspect - an Israeli-Jewish man.

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Iraq media claims 200 civilians killed in Mosul airstrikes

Iraqi Kurdish media have alleged that deadly airstrikes took place in IS-held West Mosul - where hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped - killing 200 people.

Police reveal details about Westminster attacker

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Police reveal details about Westminster attacker

Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British man from Kent with a string of criminal ...

Westminster attack: IS claim attacker as their 'soldier'

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Westminster attack: IS claim attacker as their 'soldier'

IS have claimed that the London attacker was a 'soldier of Islamic State' in a statement issued by the Amaq news agency, linked to the group.

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Controversy over participation of Iran-linked militia in Iraqi elections

Political divisions are emerging within Iraq's ruling National Alliance over whether the controversial Hashd al-Shaabi militia should be permitted to take part in nationwide, local elections scheduled for September

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Westminster attacker was British-born and 'previously investigated' by M15

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said perpetrator of a deadly attack outside parliament was British-born and had was deemed a 'peripheral figure' in investigations into extremism.

Islamic State group claims UK Westminster attack

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Islamic State group claims UK Westminster attack

IS have claimed that the London attacker was a 'soldier of Islamic State' in a statement issued by the Amaq news agency, linked to the group.