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Israel's Netanyahu threatens Hamas with 'very strong blows'

Israel's Netanyahu threatens Hamas with 'very strong blows'Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to inflict “very strong blows” on Hamas after fresh violence along the border with the Gaza Strip controlled by the Islamist group. “Hamas has apparently not understood the message — if these attacks do not stop, they will be stopped in another way, in the form of very, very strong blows”, Netanyahu said during the weekly cabinet meeting. If Hamas is intelligent, it will cease fire and violence now”, he added.



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GOP candidate threatens Pa. governor: 'I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes'

GOP candidate threatens Pa. governor: 'I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes'As the national debate over violent rhetoric rages among politicians, pundits and President Trump, the Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania offered the latest case study in partisan rancor Friday.



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Saudi journalist's disappearance threatens Turkey-Saudi ties

Saudi journalist's disappearance threatens Turkey-Saudi tiesThe disappearance of journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi from Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate has rattled already brittle ties between two powerful rivals vying for influence in the Muslim world, analysts say. The Washington Post contributor, who has penned articles critical of some of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s policies in the Arab and Western press, vanished a week ago. Turkish government sources at the weekend said police believed he was killed inside, claims dismissed by Riyadh as “baseless”.



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Italy threatens to shut airports over migrant 'charter flights'

Italy threatens to shut airports over migrant 'charter flights'Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini threatened Sunday to shut the country’s airports after media reported that Germany planned to send charter flights of rejected asylum-seekers to Italy. “If someone in Berlin or Brussels thinks of dropping dozens of migrants via non-authorised charter flights in Italy, they should know that there is not and there will be no airport available,” Salvini said on Twitter.



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IS threatens more attacks against Iran 

IS threatens more attacks against Iran The Islamic State jihadist group on Wednesday threatened to carry out new attacks in Iran, days after it claimed a deadly shooting at a military parade in the country’s southwest. Iran is “flimsier than a spider’s web, and with God’s help, what comes will be worse and more bitter”, the group said in a statement on the Telegram messaging app. The border region, home to a large ethnic Arab community, was a major battleground of the conflict and saw ethnic unrest in 2005 and 2011.



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Flooding threatens the Carolinas as Florence is downgraded to a tropical depression

Flooding threatens the Carolinas as Florence is downgraded to a tropical depression A killer storm that left up to 13 people dead weakened to a tropical depression on Sunday, but authorities warned the devastation it caused — including catastrophic flooding — is far from over.



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International court says it is undeterred after Bolton threatens U.S. sanctions

International court says it is undeterred after Bolton threatens U.S. sanctionsThe International Criminal Court said on Tuesday it would “continue to do its work undeterred” a day after U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton threatened sanctions if the tribunal investigated U.S. activities in Afghanistan. “The ICC, as a court of law, will continue to do its work undeterred, in accordance with those principles and the overarching idea of the rule of law,” it said in a statement. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said last year there was a “reasonable basis to believe” war crimes and crimes against humanity were committed in Afghanistan and that all sides in the conflict would be examined, including members of the U.S. armed forces and Central Intelligence Agency.



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Trump Adviser Threatens Syria With 'Much Stronger' Military Assault If It Uses Chemical Weapons

Trump Adviser Threatens Syria With 'Much Stronger' Military Assault If It Uses Chemical WeaponsIf Syria uses chemical weapons again, National Security Adviser John Bolton promised the U.S. would deliver a counterattack.



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Northern California wildfire threatens homes, closes major highway

Northern California wildfire threatens homes, closes major highwayThe Delta fire erupted on Wednesday in a canyon along the Sacramento River about 250 miles north of San Francisco and by Thursday morning had scorched more than 15,000 acres, triple the area that had burned some 12 hours earlier. The blaze was near where the deadly Carr fire incinerated hundreds of dwellings in and around the town of Redding this summer. No casualties have been reported from the Delta fire but there were some close calls.



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Northern California wildfire threatens homes, closes major highway

Northern California wildfire threatens homes, closes major highwayAn intense wildfire roared unchecked for a second day on Thursday through drought-desiccated timber in Northern California’s Shasta-Trinity National Forest, threatening scores of homes and forcing the closure of an interstate highway after motorists had to flee their vehicles. The Delta fire erupted on Wednesday in a canyon along the Sacramento River about 250 miles north of San Francisco and by Thursday morning had scorched more than 15,000 acres, triple the area that had burned some 12 hours earlier. The blaze was near where the deadly Carr fire incinerated hundreds of dwellings in and around the town of Redding this summer.



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