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Israel Defense Forces confirms rockets fired from Gaza were launched by the Hamas terrorist organization

Israel Defense Forces confirms rockets fired from Gaza were launched by the Hamas terrorist organizationIsraeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon says Israel is ready to protect their people.



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Marine Corps confirms investigation of officers in apparent 'blackface' video

Marine Corps confirms investigation of officers in apparent 'blackface' videoThe Marines have launched an investigation after two of their members appeared on a social media posting appearing to wear blackface.



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North Korea confirms leader Kim Jong Un is on train to Vietnam for summit with Trump

North Korea confirms leader Kim Jong Un is on train to Vietnam for summit with TrumpNorth Korea confirmed Saturday that leader Kim Jong Un is on a train to Vietnam for his second summit with President Donald Trump.



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The Latest: North Korea confirms leader on train to summit

The Latest: North Korea confirms leader on train to summitHANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's travels to the summit with President Donald Trump in Vietnam (all times local):



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William Barr: Senate confirms Trump pick as new attorney general

William Barr: Senate confirms Trump pick as new attorney generalThree months following the ousting of Jeff Sessions, the Senate voted to confirm William Barr for his second stint as attorney general. The Senate confirmation on Thursday will grant Mr Barr, a hardline Republican, the power to supervise the Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia and its interference with the 2016 presidential election. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 54-45 in favour of President Donald Trump’s nominee for the post.



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US envoy confirms 'draft framework' with Taliban: NYT

US envoy confirms 'draft framework' with Taliban: NYTThe US and the Taliban have drafted the framework of a deal which could pave the way for peace talks with Kabul, Washington’s main negotiator was quoted as saying Monday, but major hurdles including a ceasefire and a withdrawal of foreign forces remain. The comments by special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to the New York Times are the clearest signal yet from a US official that talks between Washington and the militants are progressing, igniting hopes of a breakthrough in the grinding 17-year conflict. Khalilzad has been leading a months-long diplomatic push to convince the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government, but the militants have steadfastly refused, dismissing authorities in Kabul as “puppets”.



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Israel confirms Syria strike, ends mission on Lebanon border

Israel confirms Syria strike, ends mission on Lebanon borderJERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday confirmed that Israel has struck hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria, including a weapons facility in a weekend airstrike, as the military announced the discovery of a sixth and final tunnel dug by the Lebanese militant group for cross-border attacks.



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Israel confirms Syria strike, ends mission on Lebanon border

Israel confirms Syria strike, ends mission on Lebanon borderJERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday confirmed that Israel has struck hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria, including a weapons facility in a weekend airstrike, as the military announced the discovery of a sixth and final tunnel dug by the Lebanese militant group for cross-border attacks.



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The Latest: Israeli PM confirms weekend strikes in Syria

The Latest: Israeli PM confirms weekend strikes in SyriaJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel's operation along its border with Lebanon (all times local):



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Canadian prime minister confirms Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun to be granted asylum

Canadian prime minister confirms Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun to be granted asylumA Saudi woman who fled to Thailand fearing her family would kill her has been granted asylum by Canada, Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, confirmed on Friday. On Friday night Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, was said to be en route to Canada, where she would be granted asylum.    "Canada has been unequivocal that we'll stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world," Mr Trudeau said. "When the United Nations made a request of us that we grant Miss al-Qunun's asylum, we accepted."         Ms al-Qunun boarded a flight from Bangkok to Toronto via Seoul on Friday night, immigration chief Surachate Hakpark said. "Canada has granted her asylum," Mr Surachate told Reuters ahead of her departure. "She'll leave tonight at 11.15 pm” Ms al-Qunun was stopped at a Bangkok airport last Saturday by Thai immigration police who denied her entry and seized her passport. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun speaks in a social media post, from her room in a Bangkok hotel She accused her family of abuse, and refused to meet her father and brother who arrived in Bangkok to try and take her back to Saudi Arabia. While barricading herself in an airport hotel room, she launched a social media campaign via her Twitter account that drew global attention to her case. It garnered enough public and diplomatic support to convince Thai officials to admit her temporarily under the protection of UN officials. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees granted her refugee status on Wednesday. Her case drew global attention to Saudi Arabia's strict social rules, including a requirement that women have the permission of a male "guardian" to travel, which rights groups say can trap women and girls as prisoners of abusive families. Several Saudi women fleeing abuse by their families have been caught trying to seek asylum abroad in recent years, and have been forcibly returned home. Human rights activists say many similar cases have gone unreported.



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