Rocket explodes in Sderot

Rocket fired from Gaza explodes in the city of Sderot. No injuries reported.

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Egypt’s Sunnis boycott Pence

Imam of Egypt's highest Sunni institution cancels meeting with U.S. Vice President due to recognition of Jerusalem.

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IDF hits Hamas targets in Gaza

Israeli aircraft attack two terrorist targets in Gaza, hours after rocket fire on southern Israel.

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Iranian cleric calls for Palestinian uprising

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami urges Palestinian Arabs to "rage" against Israel over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem.

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Police: Gunman disguised himself, randomly killed at school

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high ...
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Czech PM rules out moving embassy to Jerusalem

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis rules out the idea that the country would follow Trump's example as Czech President had ...
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Stephen Paddock 'may have staged target practice' before Las Vegas shooting

Stephen Paddock 'may have staged target practice' before Las Vegas shootingThe Las Vegas gunman may have held target practise just days before carrying out the deadliest mass shooting in US history, reports claim. Investigators have uncovered surveillance footage of Stephen Paddock driving alone into the desert on the Friday before the shooting, law enforcement officials told the Wall Street Journal. The remote area – located near his home in Mesquite, Nevada – is often used by locals for target practise.


Dove apologises for advert showing black woman transforming into white model 

Dove apologises for advert showing black woman transforming into white model Dove has issued an apology for an advertising campaign branded “racist” which included an image of a black woman removing her top to reveal a white model underneath. The series of adverts, which have provoked outcry on social media after being circulated on Facebook, also showed a third image portraying a caucasian woman transforming into an Asian woman as she undresses. Following the furore, Dove published a statement which stated: “An image we recently posted on Facebook missed the mark in representing women of colour thoughtfully. We deeply regret the offence it caused. “As part of a campaign for Dove body wash, a three-second video clip was posted to the US Facebook page. “This did not represent the diversity of real beauty which is something Dove is passionate about and is core to our beliefs, and it should not have happened. “We have removed the post and have not published any other related content. We apologise deeply and sincerely for the offence that it has caused.” The advert was highlighted by Naomi Blake, who posted the images on social media The images first went viral after an American makeup artist, Naomi Blake, shared them with her followers on social media. She said: “What does America tell black people…that we are judged by the colour of our skin and that includes what is considered beautiful in this country. "To know that colorism is a problem in the world, that includes bleaching the skin, and they would put this ad out without a thought…the tone deafness in these companies makes no sense." The controversy comes two years after the cosmetics brand faced a wave of criticism for the product literature on one of its self-tanning products. The “summer glow” lotion, aimed at people with “normal to dark skin”, was labelled racist because it suggested that consumers with darker skin were not “normal”. Meanwhile, in 2011 Dove was again accused of racism for using a before and after image in an advert for its “visiblecare” range, which appeared to place three women on a colour gradient. The image, which portrayed a black, an Asian and a white woman standing together, appeared to suggest that the lightest skinned woman was the end result.


Israel strikes Hamas post after Gaza rocket fire

Israel strikes Hamas post after Gaza rocket fireThe Israeli military said on Sunday it destroyed an outpost belonging to the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Gaza militants fired a rocket toward Israel. “In response, an (Israeli) tank targeted and destroyed a Hamas outpost in the southern Gaza Strip,” it said. Officials in Gaza said no one was injured when the tank shell struck a Hamas observation post near the border with Israel.


U.S., Turkey mutually suspend visa services for security reasons

U.S., Turkey mutually suspend visa services for security reasonsBy Ece Toksabay ANKARA (Reuters) – The U.S. mission in Turkey and subsequently Turkish mission in Washington mutually reduced visa services after a U.S. mission employee was detained in Turkey last week, saying they needed to reassess each other’s commitment to the security of their personnel. Last week, a U.S. consulate employee in Istanbul was arrested on charges of links to a cleric blamed for last year’s failed coup, a move condemned by Washington as baseless and damaging to ties between the NATO allies. “Recent events have forced the United States government to reassess the commitment of government of Turkey to the security of U.S. mission and personnel,” the statement by the mission in Ankara said.