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Ethiopian Airlines black boxes show similarities to Lion Air crash: ministry

Ethiopian Airlines black boxes show similarities to Lion Air crash: ministryBoth planes were Boeing 737 MAX 8s, and both crashed minutes after take-off after pilots reported flight control problems. Concern over the plane’s safety caused aviation authorities worldwide to ground the model, wiping billions of dollars off Boeing’s market value. Investigators are trying to determine why the aircraft plunged into a field shortly after take off from Addis Ababa, searching for possible similarities to an October Lion Air crash that killed 189 people.



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Palestinian wounded in Israel border clashes dies: Gaza ministry

Palestinian wounded in Israel border clashes dies: Gaza ministryA Palestinian wounded last month during clashes on the Israel-Gaza border succumbed to his wounds on Monday, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. A spokesman for the ministry said in a statement “Bissam Safi, 22, died this morning”. For nearly a year protesters have been gathering along the border calling for Palestinian refugees and their descendants to be allowed to return to former homes now inside Israel.



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Israeli troops kill Palestinian during Gaza protests: health ministry

Israeli troops kill Palestinian during Gaza protests: health ministry(This March 8 story corrects to clarify paragraph 11 to show that around 70 percent of Gaza residents are refugees from the 1948 Middle East war or their descendants, instead of “nearly all”) By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian and wounded 42 others taking part on Friday in weekly protests at the fortified Gaza Strip border, the Palestinian health ministry said, after days of rising tensions along the frontier. The Israeli military said over 8,000 Palestinians took part in the demonstration, throwing rocks and explosives towards soldiers, and that some tried to breach the fence into Israel. Israel’s military said on Thursday it had carried out air strikes on a compound belonging to Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza, after explosives attached to balloons were launched from the coastal enclave towards Israel.



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Israeli troops kill Palestinian during Gaza protests: health ministry

Israeli troops kill Palestinian during Gaza protests: health ministryThe Israeli military said over 8,000 Palestinians took part in the demonstration, throwing rocks and explosives toward soldiers, and that some tried to breach the fence into Israel. A spokesman for the military said troops “responded with riot dispersal means and fired in accordance with standard operating procedures”. Israel’s military said on Thursday it had carried out air strikes on a compound belonging to Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza, after explosives attached to balloons were launched from the coastal enclave toward Israel.



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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministry

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministryA Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli fire during renewed clashes along the Gaza border, the enclave’s health ministry said Thursday, with Israeli aircraft striking Hamas positions in response to the violence. Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said Saif al-Deen Abu Zeid, 15, died “due to wounds sustained east of Gaza (City)” on Wednesday night. The teenager was shot during clashes along the border, Qudra told AFP.



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17 Palestinians hurt in border clashes with Israel: Gaza ministry

17 Palestinians hurt in border clashes with Israel: Gaza ministryIsraeli troops on Friday shot and wounded 17 Palestinians during a protest on the Gaza-Israel border, where rallies have been held for nearly a year, the enclave’s health ministry said. A ministry statement reported “17 injuries by the Israeli occupation forces with live ammunition”, without giving details on the condition of those shot. It said that three paramedics and one journalist were hurt by tear gas grenades.



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Kurdish fighters pull out of flashpoint town: Syria's defense ministry

Kurdish fighters pull out of flashpoint town: Syria's defense ministryA convoy of Syrian Kurdish fighters has pulled out of the flashpoint area of Manbij in northern Syria, close to territory controlled by Turkey, Syria’s defense ministry said on Wednesday. Some 30 km (20 miles) from the Turkish border, the town occupies a critical spot on the map of the Syrian conflict, near the junction of three separate blocks of territory that form spheres of Russian, Turkish and – for now – U.S. influence. “According to information, approximately 400 Kurdish fighters have left Manbij so far,” the Syrian defense ministry said.



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Egypt police kill 40 'terrorists' after Giza bus attack: ministry

Egypt police kill 40 'terrorists' after Giza bus attack: ministryEgyptian police killed 40 “terrorists” in separate raids early Saturday, a day after a roadside bomb near the Giza pyramids killed three Vietnamese tourists and their guide, the interior ministry said. Two raids in the Giza governorate killed 30 “terrorists”, while the remaining 10 were killed in the restive North Sinai, the ministry said in a statement. “Information was received by the national security that a group of terrorists were planning to carry out a series of aggressive attacks targeting state institutions, particularly economic ones, as well as tourism, armed forces, police and Christian places of worship,” the statement said.



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IS-claimed attack on Libya foreign ministry kills at least three

IS-claimed attack on Libya foreign ministry kills at least threeSuicide attackers stormed the Libyan foreign ministry in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least three people including a senior civil servant in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. A car bomb exploded near the ministry, prompting security forces to rush to the scene, said special forces spokesman Tarak al-Dawass. A suicide bomber then blew himself up on the second floor of the building while a second attacker died when a suitcase he was carrying exploded, he said.



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Militants attack Libya's Foreign Ministry, 3 killed

Militants attack Libya's Foreign Ministry, 3 killedBENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted the entrance of Libya's Foreign Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three people, including a prominent militia leader, according to security officials.



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