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Saudi Arabia executes 48 in 2018, half on drug charges: HRW

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has executed 48 people in the past four months, half on non-violent drug charges, Human Rights Watch said, urging the kingdom to improve its "notoriously unfair"…

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Arsenal great Vieira says ‘ready’ to manage in Europe

Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira says he is ready to manage in Europe as speculation continues to link him with the job of replacing Arsene Wenger at the end of…

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Body of slain Red Cross worker arrives in Lebanon

BEIRUT - The body of a Lebanese employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross who was killed in Yemen last week arrived in Lebanon early Thursday, the state-run…

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LeBron’s buzzer-beater gives Cavs 3-2 edge on Pacers

LeBron James sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer Wednesday, lifting the Cleveland Cavaliers to 98-95 victory and a 3-2 first-round series lead over the Indiana Pacers. James scored 44 points,…

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Double standards – Israel soldier gets 9 months for killing teen

Relatives of an unarmed Palestinian teen killed by an Israeli officer four years ago have slammed a nine-month sentence handed by an Israeli court to the member of the security…

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Second journalist covering Gaza rally killed by Israeli forces

Ahmad Abu Hussein, a Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli forces while covering a mass demonstration along the Gaza border earlier this month, has died of his wounds, according to Palestinian officials.…

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Trump officials warn of arrests as migrant caravan reaches U.S. border

TIJUANA, Mexico - Hundreds of Central American migrants from a caravan through Mexico reunited in Tijuana on Wednesday and planned to cross into the United States together this weekend, in…

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Turkey: 14 Cumhuriyet staff sentenced on ‘terror’ charges

A Turkish court has handed prison sentences to 14 staff of the Cumhuriyet opposition newspaper on "terrorism" charges, and acquitted three others, according to state media. The sentences for those convicted…

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Kuwait expels Filipino envoy, recalls own ambassador

Kuwait has ordered the ambassador of the Philippines to leave the country within a week and recalled its envoy to Manila for consultations, according to the official news agency KUNA. The…

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Trump: ‘Immensely wealthy’ countries must pay for US protection

US President Donald Trump has said that some "immensely wealthy" countries in the Middle East have to pay for American protection and deploy their own troops in Syria. Speaking at…

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