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In Alabama, evangelicals weigh good, evil and Roy Moore

MONTGOMERY, Ala.— The race for a U.S. Senate seat here has become a battle between good and evil. For many across the country and some in this Deep South state, Republican Roy Moore is the bad guy. Before accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls surfaced, he had twice lost his seat on the Alabama Supreme Court for defying federal orders to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments that he’d built at his courthouse and to abide by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. And his commentary…

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‘Day of rage’ One dead and scores injured as Palestinians clash with Israeli police

A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border, in the second day of widespread disturbances across the Arab world. The Israeli army said hundreds of Palestinians were rolling burning tyres and throwing rocks at soldiers across the border as the world reacts to Donald Trump‘s decision and plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  It said in a statement: ”During the riots IDF soldiers fired selectively towards two main instigators and hits were confirmed.” More than 80 Palestinians were wounded in…

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Violent riots break out in West Bank after Trump declared Jerusalem new Israeli capital

Palestinians set light to debris and hurled rocks at Israeli troops who fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse a demonstration in Bethlehem. In Gaza, Palestinians threw stones across the border fence at Israeli soldiers, who responded with live fire. At least 31 people have been injured by Israeli army gunfire, according to medics, including one person in a critical condition. The unrest comes after President Trump announced on Wednesday he believes “it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel”. The announcement unravelled years of…

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Christian family ‘beaten and thrown out on to the street for refusing to renounce faith’

And now Ramesh Kumar is calling on fellow residents of the Indian village where he lives to join in with their persecution, according the Christian news network CBN News. In a extraordinary display of zealotry, Mr Kumar, who allegedly stopped providing for his family early this year, has now placed an advertisement in a local newspaper urging residents of the village, in the northern state of Haryana, to shun his relatives, as well as convincing his 23-year-old son Neeraj’s employer to fire him, cutting off the family’s only source of…

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World War 3: Will WW3 break out over Donald Trump’s Israel Jerusalem decision?

The US President is due outline his intention to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during a speech in Washington later today.  The decision has prompted an outcry from a number of world leaders who fear a religious war could break out in the Middle East as a result. There are mounting fears that violence could erupt because the holy city is at the very centre of the deepening Israeli-Palestinian crisis.  After hearing that Mr Trump could be on the brink of recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,…

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U.S. Embassy relocation would mean ‘assassinating’ peace process, Palestinians say

JERUSALEM — Palestinian and Arab leaders have warned that moving the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could bring the Middle East peace process to a halt and potentially spark violence. President Donald Trump is due to announce whether he will relocate the diplomatic outpost this week as a legislative deadline looms. As of Sunday, the president was still considering “a lot of different facts,” his son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, said at the Saban Forum, a conference hosted by the Brookings Institution in Washington. Kushner is also…

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U.S. Embassy relocation would ‘assassinate’ peace process, Palestinians say

JERUSALEM — Palestinian and Arab leaders have warned that moving the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could bring the Middle East peace process to a halt and potentially spark violence. President Donald Trump is due to announce whether he will relocate the diplomatic outpost this week as a legislative deadline looms. As of Sunday, the president was still considering “a lot of different facts,” his son in-law and adviser Jared Kushner said at the Saban Forum, a conference hosted by the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Kushner is…

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Pope Francis Says 'Rohingya' During Emotional Encounter With Refugees

(DHAKA, Bangladesh) — Pope Francis asked for forgiveness Friday from refugees in Bangladesh for all the hurt and indifference they have endured, demanded their rights be recognized and pronounced the word he had so assiduously avoided only days earlier in Myanmar: “Rohingya.” In a deeply moving encounter, Francis greeted and blessed a group of Rohingya Muslim refugees, grasping their hands and listening to their stories in a show of public solidarity over Asia’s worst refugee crisis in decades. He apologized for the “indifference of the world” to their plight and…

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Trump administration considers moving U.S. embassy in Israel

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from its current location in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ahead of a legislative deadline this week, a move that would carry serious national security implications and roadblocks to any genuine revival of an Arab-Israeli peace plan. Greenlighting such a plan would signal U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and infuriate Palestinians, who claim the eastern sector of the city, captured by Israel in 1967, as their capital. Vice President Mike Pence confirmed in a speech this…

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3 Things to Know About Britain First, the Far-Right Group President Trump Retweeted

3 Things to Know About Britain First, the Far-Right Group President Trump Retweeted More U.S President Donald Trump caused controversy on both sides of the Atlantic on Wednesday when he shared three anti-Muslim videos tweeted by a fringe, far-right group Britain First. Trump retweeted links to three unverified videos shared by Jayda Fransen, deputy-leader of the ultranationalist Britain First, which were captioned: “Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!,” “VIDEO: Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!” and , “VIDEO: Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats…

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