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 2018-06-19 21:47 

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Update: Police say London explosion unlikely terror related...
 2018-06-19 21:15 

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UK police: 'Small number of people' being treated after London blast...

LONDON - British police said on Tuesday a "small number of people" were receiving medical treatment after what they described as a minor explosion at an underground station in north London. Police closed Southgate station and said officers were de...

 2018-06-19 20:56 

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Report: Rafah Border Crossing to remain open until further notice...

The administration of the Rafah Border Crossing said on Tuesday that the crossing will remain open until further notice. The move will allow the Gaza Strip residents to enter Egypt and come back without waiting. The crossing has been open since the month ...

 2018-06-19 20:50 

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Iran rebuffs Trump's call for OPEC to increase oil output...

VIENNA -- Iran lashed out Tuesday against US President Donald Trump's call on OPEC to increase oil production and limit global energy prices, saying the cartel "is not an American organization." The OPEC oil ministers began arriving in Vienna ...

 2018-06-19 20:41 

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European Broadcasting Union begins preparations for Eurovision in Israel...

The European Broadcasting Union officially announced on Tuesday that the preparations for next year's Eurovision song contest which is due to take place in Israel have began. The deadline for choosing the host city for the competition is in September....

 2018-06-19 19:55 

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UN envoy: Palestinian refugees 'weeks away' from major cuts...

UNITED NATIONS -- The UN Mideast envoy says the UN agency for Palestinian refugees is "weeks away from painful cuts" to its emergency assistance for Gaza and refugees elsewhere because of an unprecedented $250 million gap in its budget. Nikolay Ml...

 2018-06-19 18:01 

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Report: IDF fires at Palestinians who approached border fence...

Palestinian media reports the IDF attacked a group of young men who approached the border fence with Israel in southern Gaza Strip. No injuries reported....

 2018-06-19 17:30 

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US to withdraw from UN human rights body...

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will announce on Tuesday that the United Sates is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Trump administration source told Reuters. Th...

 2018-06-19 17:05 

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IDF drone crashes in Syria...

A small Skylark model IDF drone crashed Tuesday in Syria near the Druze town of Khader, not far from the Israeli border. The IDF announced that the crash was due to a technical problem and that there is no concern of sensitive information being compromise...

 2018-06-19 16:54 

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Lebanon to review move to let Iranians in without passport stamps...

BEIRUT - Lebanese ministers will review a security agency's decision to allow Iranians to enter at the airport without having their passports stamped, an interior ministry source said on Tuesday. The move by the General Security agency has sparked an ...

 2018-06-19 16:32 

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Iran player dodges question on women's rights at World Cup...

KAZAN, Russia Women's rights are a sensitive issue within the Iran team at the World Cup. Masoud Shojaei was evasive during his team's news conference Tuesday when the midfielder was asked what he thought of Iranian women in stadiums in Russia. &#...

 2018-06-19 16:19 

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Amid withdrawal threat, Pompeo, Haley to speak about UN Human Rights Council...

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will speak later on Tuesday on the United Nations Human Rights Council, which Washington has long-threatened to quit if the Geneva-based body is not reformed. Reu...

 2018-06-19 15:10 

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Hungary's foreign minister says to push ahead with 'Stop Soros' bill...

STOCKHOLM - Hungary will proceed with a parliamentary vote this week on the government's so called "Stop Soros" bill without waiting for the opinion of a panel of law experts, the country's foreign minister said on Tuesday. The vote is sch...

 2018-06-19 15:02 

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Gonen Segev transferred to Gilboa Prison...

Former government minister and Knesset member Gonen Segev who is accused of spying for Iran was transferred to Gilboa Prison in northern Israel Tuesday. The prison holds security prisoners but Segev is in isolation in the regular wing....

 2018-06-19 14:59 

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Incendiary kites from Gaza cause 6 fires in border region...

Six fires caused by incendiary kites sent from the Gaza strip have broken out in the Sdot Negev and Eshkol Regional Council regions bordering Gaza. Firefighters are at the scene....

 2018-06-19 14:54 

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White House: Kushner met Jordan's Abdullah about Israeli-Palestinian peace...

WASHINGTON - White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, who is also President Donald Trump's son-in-law, met on Tuesday with Jordan's King Abdullah about the humanitarian situation in Gaza and the Trump administration's efforts on creating peac...

 2018-06-19 13:32 

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Israeli Navy's torpedo experiment executed with flying colors...

The torpedo system experiment was successfully executed by the navy. The system was declared as officially operational and is expected to be incorporated in the navy's submarines fleet....

 2018-06-19 13:25 

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Confessions of Duma arson suspects inadmissible...

Lod's District Court has decided that the confessions of Duma arson suspects extracted by Shin Bet are inadmissible. Last July a firebomb terror attack caused the death of three members of the Dawwabshe family and critically wounded the family's f...

 2018-06-19 12:59 

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Gaza's resident indicted with aiding Hamas breach naval blockade...

The Southern District Attorney's Office filed an indictment Tuesday against Souhil Amoudi who resides in Gaza for aiding and abetting a terror organization. According to the indictment, the defendant received money from Hamas in order to rent boats to...

 2018-06-19 12:57 

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Israel Central Bureau of Statistics: 22% decrease in building starts...

The Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (ICBS) has reported Tuesday a decrease of 22 percent in building starts over the past 12 months in comparison to last year. The biggest decrease in building was noted in the West bank with a decrease of 50%, followi...

 2018-06-19 12:27 

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China's Xi meets N.Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Beijing...

Chinese President Xi Jinping met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Beijing on Tuesday, state television reported. It gave no details of their talks....

 2018-06-19 12:26 

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Syria condemns Turkish, US presence around Manbij...

Syria said on Tuesday it rejected the presence of Turkish and US forces around the northern town of Manbij, a day after soldiers of the two countries began patrolling the area. Turkish and US troops on Monday began independent patrols along the line separ...

 2018-06-19 10:50 

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PLO's SG: 'US has entered a very dangerous game'...

The Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) Secretary General Saeb Erekat said Tuesday that the US is attempting to transform the Palestinian issue from a political one to a humanitarian one. "The US has entered a very dangerous game, attempting...

 2018-06-19 10:39 

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North Korean leader says he wants to maintain high-level contacts with Russia...

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin saying that he wants to maintain high-level contacts with Russia, Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said on Tuesday, Ria Novosti news agency reported. Kremlin spokesma...

 2018-06-19 10:37 

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Shaked: 'we'll not accept kite terror'...

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Tuesday during an Ynet interview that, "The south is in flames, those who launch incendiary balloons or kites should face the same fate as the ones who launch rockets." "We cannot accept these fires (caused ...

 2018-06-19 09:38 

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Hezbollah: 'We'll not hesitate to confront Zionist entity, US'...

Following the strike on Syria's border, Hezbollah forces in Iraq said Tuesday, "we'll not hesitate to confront the Zionist entity and the US. Trump and Netanyahu know very well who were the ones killed yesterday and to which faction they belon...

 2018-06-19 09:28 

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National Security advisor meets his Russian counterpart...

National Security advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat met on Monday with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev. Shabbat and Patrushev discussed the attempts to formulate an agreement between Israel, Jordan and the US regarding the deployment of Assad's army ...

 2018-06-19 08:52 

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards have no plans to increase missile range...

Iran currently has no plans to increase the range of its missiles, the head of the Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday, noting that the current 2,000 km missile range was enough to protect the Islamic Republic. "We have the scientific ability to incr...

 2018-06-19 08:19 

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Siren sounded in upper Galilee, Jezreel Valley amid drill...

A siren sounded on Tuesday as part of a military exercise taking place in the Upper Galilee area. The exercise is due to end on Wednesday. As part of the exercise, heavy traffic of the security forces' vehicles will be noted. In case of a true alarm, ...

 2018-06-19 07:32 

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Palestinian police officer suspected of possession of illegal weapon...

Security forces detained Tuesday a 30-year-old Palestinian police officer from east Jerusalem after finding a Carlo submachine gun as well as ammunition in his home. The police officer will be brought before Jerusalem's Magistrate's Court for a re...

 2018-06-19 07:23 

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Egypt leaves Rafah Crossing open until Eid al-Adha...

Security elements in Egypt said Tuesday President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has decided to leave the Rafah Border Crossing open until Eid al-Adha in August. El-Sisi's decision is meant to alleviate Gaza's residents' situation....

 2018-06-19 05:59 

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Vienna under consideration as site for next Trump-Putin meeting...

The Austrian capital, Vienna, is under consideration as the site of a potential summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, two sources familiar with the discussions said on Monday. The meeting could take place in advanc...

 2018-06-19 05:55 

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Russia's Lavrov, US's Pompeo discuss Syria, Koreas by phone...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by telephone on Monday and discussed Syria and problems of the Korean peninsula, Russia's foreign ministry said. They also spoke about the schedule of political contact...

 2018-06-19 05:52 

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N .Korean leader Kim Jong Un visiting China...

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is in China on a two-day visit, Chinese state television said on Tuesday, his third visit to the North's major ally this year....

 2018-06-19 05:50 

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US, South Korea agree to suspend joint military exercise...

The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend a joint military exercise scheduled for August, South Korean and US officials said on Monday, following President Donald Trump's pledge to end "war games" after his summit with North Kor...

 2018-06-19 05:46 

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China blasts new US tariff threat as 'blackmail'...

China's government on Tuesday denounced President Donald Trump's threat of new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods as blackmail and warned it would respond with "strong countermeasures."; Trump ordered the US Trade Representative on Mo...

 2018-06-18 22:07 

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PM delays demolition of illegal homes in Arab village...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed Monday that a demolition of five illegal Palestinian buildings in the village of Susya south of Hebron be delayed. The demolition was supposed to take place on Tuesday but was postponed following international ...

 2018-06-18 21:07 

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UN says over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida...

The UN spokesman said on Monday that tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting along Yemen's western coastline where Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition are engaged in fierce battles with Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Stephane ...

 2018-06-18 20:31 

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New law amendment says only Security Cabinet can declare war...

The Knesset Plenum passed in the first reading on Monday the amendment to the proposed "Basic Law: The Government", which will cancel a recently passed clause which allowed the prime minister and defense minister to declare war. According to the p...

 2018-06-18 20:28 

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Report: Swedish police say no cause for alarm after Malmo shooting...

Swedish police said there was no cause for the public to be alarmed after a several people were shot in Malmo in southern Sweden, news agency TT reported. The agency quoted unnamed police as saying four people were shot. There was no information about how...

 2018-06-18 19:56 

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IDF attacks Hamas infrastructure in response to incendiary balloons...

The IDF spokesperson's office confirmed that an Israeli aircraft attacked a Hamas infrastructure on Monday evening. The attack comes in response to several incendiary balloons being launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip by a group of terrorists....

 2018-06-18 19:56 

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Incediary kite causes fire near Kibbutz Or HaNer...

A massive fire broke out on Monday near Kibbutz Or HaNer after an incendiary balloon was launched from the Gaza Strip. Firefighting crews are working at the scene....

 2018-06-18 19:55 

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PM: governemnt will adhere to European Broadcasting Union rules...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clarified on Monday that as hosts of Eurovision 2019, his government will adhere to the rules of the European Broadcasting Union. Netanyahu underlined that there are ongoing legal issues involved when it come to Eurovisio...

 2018-06-18 19:04 

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PM talks with Jordan's king in Amman on regional developments...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman. The two leaders discussed developments in the region, advancing a political peace process and economic relations between their respective countries. Netanyahu reiterated hi...

 2018-06-18 17:31 

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Russian ministry: Russia's Lavrov, US Pompeo discuss Syria, Koreas by phone...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by telephone on Monday and discussed Syria and problems of the Korean peninsula, the Russia's foreign ministry said. They also spoke about the schedule of political con...

 2018-06-18 17:21 

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Code Red alert to be sounded in north as part of military drill Tuesday morning...

On Tuesday morning at 10:05, Code Red alert will be heard in various cities and towns in the Western Galilee area, as part of a large-scale military drill....

 2018-06-18 17:07 

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Report: Palestinian teen injured during protests dies...

Palestinian media reported on Monday that a 13-year-old Palestinian boy, who was injured during a protest on the Israel Gaza border, has died....

 2018-06-18 15:07 

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Incendiary kites cause fire near Kibbutz Nir Am...

A fire broke out on Monday near Kibbutz Nir Am because of an incendiary kite flown from the Gaza Strip. Earlier in the day seven other fires broke out across the Gaza border area but are now under control....

 2018-06-18 14:06 

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Former minister Gonen Segev charged with spying for Iran...
 2018-06-18 13:31 

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Bennett: Shoot at kite terrorists, not next to them...

Education Minister Naftali Bennett called on the IDF Monday to shoot directly at launchers of incendiary balloons and kites in Gaza. "The explosive kites and incendiary balloons are no child's play, they're a lethal weapon meant to kill our ch...

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