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Texas Man Charged With Capital Murder In Adopted Daughter's Death

Texas Man Charged With Capital Murder In Adopted Daughter's DeathA Texas man has been charged with capital murder in the death of his 3-year-old adoptive daughter, who was found to have died from “homicidal violence.”



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Suicide bombers kill dozens at Shi'ite center in Afghan capital

Suicide bombers kill dozens at Shi'ite center in Afghan capitalBy Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi and Akram Walizada KABUL (Reuters) – Suicide bombers stormed a Shi’ite cultural center and news agency in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing more than 40 people and wounding scores, many of them students attending a conference. Islamic State said in an online statement that it was responsible for the attack, saying the center received support from Iran. It was the latest in a series that the movement has claimed on Shi’ite targets in Kabul.



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UN Jerusalem vote list: The 128 countries that didn't back US over their Israel capital decision

UN Jerusalem vote list: The 128 countries that didn't back US over their Israel capital decisionDonald Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was dealt a blow when the bulk of the United Nations General Assembly member states backed its motion to brand his unilateral move as “null and void”.



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Recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital: Islamic leaders

Recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital: Islamic leadersIstanbul (AFP) – ‘Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged world powers to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of the “State of Palestine”, as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned that the United States no longer had a role to play in the peace process. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Istanbul, seeking a tough response to the recognition by US President Donald Trump of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.



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Christian Leaders Warned Trump Against Recognizing Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

Christian Leaders Warned Trump Against Recognizing Jerusalem As Israeli CapitalChristian leaders from within and outside of Jerusalem were among those who warned President Donald Trump about the potential repercussions of recognizing the city as Israel’s capital and moving the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv.



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Protests Erupt After Trump Plans To Recognize Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

Protests Erupt After Trump Plans To Recognize Jerusalem As Israeli CapitalPalestinians took to the streets on Wednesday to protest President Donald Trump’s expected decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city.



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'Kiss of death' to two-state solution if Jerusalem declared Israel capital: PLO envoy

'Kiss of death' to two-state solution if Jerusalem declared Israel capital: PLO envoyBy Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A formal U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would be the “kiss of death” to the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s chief representative in Washington said on Monday. “Should such a step be taken, it would have catastrophic consequences,” Husam Zomlot told Reuters in an interview. “That would be actually the kiss of death to the two-state solution because Jerusalem is at the very heart of the two-state solution,” Zomlot said.



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U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as capital of IsraelUnited States officials say that Trump will announce that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capital Israel.



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Donald Trump blames Iran after Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile fired at capital by Yemen rebels

Donald Trump blames Iran after Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile fired at capital by Yemen rebelsSaudi Arabia says it has intercepted a ballistic missile fired over capital Riyadh by rebels from Yemen, an attack Donald Trump immediately blamed on Iran. The missile was brought down near King Khaled International Airport on the northern outskirts of the city and did not cause any casualties, state-owned Al Ekhbariya TV reported. Rocket fragments fell near the airport grounds, but flights were not disrupted, the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority said.



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Missile from Yemen intercepted over Saudi capital

Missile from Yemen intercepted over Saudi capitalSaudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile over Riyadh after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, with debris landing inside the capital’s international airport, officials said. The missile attack claimed by Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels was the first aimed at the heart of the Saudi capital, underscoring the growing threat posed by the raging conflict in Yemen. Residents in Riyadh reported a loud explosion near the King Khalid International Airport just north of the city after the missile was shot down, but authorities reported no major damage or loss of life. "This evening a ballistic missile was fired from Yemeni territory towards the kingdom," the Saudi Press Agency quoted coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki as saying late Saturday. "The missile was launched indiscriminately to target the civilian and populated areas. Shattered fragments from the intercepted missile landed in an uninhabited area of the airport and there were no injuries," he added. Huthi rebels, who fired the missile from Yemeni territory more than 1,200 kilometres (750 miles) from Riyadh, said they were targeting the airport, according to the Huthis’ Al-Masirah television channel. Civil aviation authorities said the airport was functioning normally and that flights were operating as scheduled, though residents said security vehicles had closed off some roads. Who rules Saudi Arabia? Saudi forces have shot down Huthi missiles before with Patriot surface-to-air missiles purchased from the United States, but few have come so close to a major population centre. In July, a ballistic missile fired from Yemen was shot down close to Mecca, a month before the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site. The attacks highlight how the war in Yemen is increasingly spilling across the border since a Saudi-led coalition began its military intervention in 2015. Saudi Arabia led the intervention to prop up the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after the Huthi rebels forced him into exile. But two years later, the kingdom appears to be in a quagmire. Hoping for a quick victory against what it saw as Iranian expansionism in its back yard, Riyadh has so far been unable to remove the Huthis from Yemeni capital Sanaa. At a glance | Yemen Aside from occasional missiles, Saudi territory has also been hit repeatedly by the rebels’ cross-border incursions, raising fears the conflict could drag out yet further. In the frontier provinces of Jizan and Najran, thousands of mortar rounds and crude rockets have hit schools, mosques and homes. Thousands of residents have been evacuated from border towns across the southwest to create a buffer zone. Saudi Arabia does not officially disclose military fatalities, but state media has frequently featured funeral notices for "martyred" soldiers. United Nations-backed talks have failed to broker a political settlement to end the fighting in Yemen, which has left more than 8,600 people dead since the coalition intervened. A cholera outbreak has claimed more than 2,100 lives in Yemen since April as hospitals struggle to secure supplies amid a coalition air and sea blockade. The UN has warned that Yemen now stands on the brink of famine.    



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