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🇮🇱🇵🇸 19-year-old Palestinian protestor shot‼

Soldiers opened fire on a crowd and fatally hit Ahmad al-Kharoubi, a 19-year-old Palestinian, during clashes with youth before dawn on Thursday in occupied East Jerusalem's Kafr Aqab neighbourhood.

An Israeli army spokesperson said the soldiers were sent to raze the home of Misbah Abu Sbeih, a 39-year-old Palestinian who …

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👶Pregnancy changes a mother's brain for years

Pregnancy alters the size and structure of brain regions involved in understanding the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and intentions of others, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Neuroscience. Mothers with the greatest degree of overall brain change scored higher than others when tested on the strength of …

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🇷🇺🇸🇾 Russia used Syria as live-fire training

The US army's commander in Europe has accused Russia of using its military campaign in Syria as a "live-fire training opportunity".

Lt Gen Ben Hodges said Russia's "disregard for civilian casualties... is not the conduct of a nation that wants to be treated like a superpower".

Russia has consistently denied …

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⚽ Lindelof agent confirms bids for Man Utd target

Victor Lindelof's agent has confirmed Benfica have received formal bids for the defender amid ongoing speculation Manchester United are keen to sign the Sweden international.

United manager Jose Mourinho suggested on Wednesday that he is ready to bring in one player in the January transfer window, with Lindelof supposedly topping …

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Facebook accused of misleading EU over WhatsApp takeover details

Facebook has been accused of lying to the European Commission following an investigation into its takeover of WhatsApp in 2014. The investigation concluded that Facebook supplied "incorrect or misleading information" when asked about its plans to link WhatsApp user data with Facebook.

The Commission believes that Facebook was aware that …

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🇮🇩 Indonesia police foil holiday attacks

Indonesian police say three suspects who were planning a suicide bombing on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve were killed when a gun battle erupted during a raid on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta.

After Wednesday's raid, police said the suspects - supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and …

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🇺🇸 Hillary Clinton wins consolation prize

Hillary Clinton outpaced President-elect Donald Trump by almost 2.9 million votes, with 65,844,954 (48.2%) to his 62,979,879 (46.1%), according to revised and certified final election results from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. However, the electoral college victory remains Trump's.

"I …

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🇪🇹 Ethiopia to release 10,000 detainees

Ethiopia says it is releasing nearly 10,000 people detained under its ongoing state of emergency but plans to charge almost 2,500 others accused of destabilising the country. Authorities have held about 12,500 individuals since declaring the state of emergency on October 9 after months of anti-government protests …

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🇩🇿 ❄ Snow falls in Sahara for first time in 37 years

The Algerian town of Ain Sefra, deep in the dry, hot Sahara desert was hit by a freak snowfall on December 19.

One of several towns to claim the moniker "Gateway to the Desert," Ain Sefra is 1,078 meters above sea level and is surrounded by the Atlas Mountains …

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🇺🇸 Rates of US execution sharply decline in 2016

The number of executions in the United States fell to a quarter-century low in 2016 as new death sentences plummeted, indicating that capital punishment is on the decline, a study released on Wednesday showed.

Legal battles and a sales ban on execution drugs will likely hold down the number of …

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