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Israeli policemen killed in shooting attack in Jerusalem

Israel shuts down the al-Aqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem after security forces kill three armed Palestinians. Two Israeli policemen died after Palestinian gunmen reportedly opened fire near al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, before they too were killed in a gunfight. Israeli police said the three gunmen reached one of the gates near the  Full Article…

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Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic war with Qatar, explained

A longstanding war of words between Saudi Arabia and its oil and gas-rich neighbor Qatar has just exploded into open diplomatic warfare, threatening the US-led fight against ISIS and setting off a new wave of instability in the Gulf region. Here’s what happened: On Monday, Saudi Arabia and three of its biggest allies — Egypt,  Full Article…

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Trump to Seek $54 Billion Increase in Military Spending

WASHINGTON — President Trump put both political parties on notice Monday that he intends to slash spending on many of the federal government’s most politically sensitive programs — relating to education, the environment, science and poverty — to protect the economic security of retirees and to shift billions more to the armed forces. The proposal  Full Article…

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Discovered by archaeologists the 12th Qumran cave, new traces founds of the Sacred Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls mystery unfurls as scientists find hidden cave The discovery of yet another cave thought to have contained the historically significant ancient documents also turns up evidence they were stolen. An exciting archaeology discovery announced this week hinges not only on what scientists found, but on what was missing. Archaeologists from Israel and  Full Article…

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Posters critical of Pope Francis appear around Rome

Rome (CNN)Posters of a stern-looking Pope Francis appeared on walls around Rome on Saturday, condemning his actions against some conservative Catholics and asking, “Where is your mercy?” Written in local Roman dialect, the posters lamented that the Pope had “removed priests; decapitated the Knights of Malta” and “ignored Cardinals,” echoing some of the major complaints  Full Article…

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Chinese state media slams Tillerson over South China Sea

Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese state media has taken aim at Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, after he suggested a more aggressive strategy toward Beijing in the contested waters of the South China Sea. In his confirmation hearing Wednesday, Tillerson, the former CEO of oil giant ExxonMobil, said that China should be  Full Article…

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