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Palestinians decry impunity for Israeli settler attacks

Palestinians decry that attacks by settlers ignoredOn the evening of July 22, Palestinian youths from the Bethlehem-area village of Wadi Fukin ran to fields set ablaze by Israeli settlers.

Village resident Qais Manasra told Al Jazeera that three dunams (0.7 acres) of wheat on his property were burned that night, adding to about 200 olive trees destroyed on the outskirts of the village during arson attacks carried out by settlers since June.


More than 300,000 children going hungry in Yemen: UN

300,000 children go hungry in YemenMore than 370,000 children are at risk of starvation in Yemen, the United Nations has said, 15 months into a devastating war.

According to new UN figures, more than 14 million people, about half of the population, are going hungry and are in urgent need of food and medical aid.


Australia deliberately ignores refugee abuse: report

Australian refugee abuseAustralia is deliberately ignoring the inhumane treatment of refugees held on the South Pacific island of Nauru as a means of deterring others from attempting the journey to Australia, two rights groups have said.

Under Canberra's immigration policy, people intercepted while trying to reach the country by boat are sent to a prison on Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea, or one in Nauru, both of which have been criticised for their harsh conditions and reports of abuse.


Judge tells Trump lawyers to prepare for discovery in fraud case

Judge tells Trump Lawyers to prepare for trialAt least one of the Trump University cases is now moving toward a trial.

In New York’s Supreme Court, Judge Cynthia Kern asked on Tuesday that the lawyers representing Donald Trump and his real estate school file a motion within 45 days laying out a framework for the discovery process.



Federal Judge Blocks North Dakota Voter ID Law

North Dakota voter ID law blockedNorth Dakota on Monday became the latest state to have its voter identification law blocked by a federal court, adding to a string of recent rulings across the United States on the grounds that such measures disenfranchise poor and minority voters.

North Dakota joined North Carolina and Wisconsin, where voter-ID restrictions were struck down by federal courts on Friday, victories for advocates who claim the measures are an attempt to suppress voters who tend to cast ballots for Democrats.


Trump Gave His Kids A Big Stake In Huge Government Deal, Document Shows

Trump goes postalAs he runs for president, Donald Trump has a massive business deal underway with the federal government: a luxury hotel in the iconic, taxpayer-owned Old Post Office building, just five blocks from the White House. Now, a newly released document gives a glimpse into how Trump channels money to his children. It also shows that Trump leveraged a mere $2.4 million equity investment to gain control of the $200 million project.

Despite the fact that the deal concerns a beloved landmark owned by the public, key parts of the project — including who exactly owns it and how much money Trump actually invested — have remained secret. By using the Freedom of Information Act to appeal a previous denial of records, BuzzFeed News gained access to the new document: a key part of the 2013 lease Trump signed with the federal government to take over the Old Post Office building.


President Obama: Donald Trump Is 'Unfit to Serve as President'

President Obama: Trump unfitPresident Obama said today Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is "unfit to serve as president."

In a press conference with Singapore's prime minister, Obama added that Trump has shown he is "woefully unprepared to do this job" after his comments on military families as well as his handle on foreign affairs.


500 families evacuated from Montana wildfire

500 familie evacuated from Montana wildfiresFive hundred families in Montana have been urged to evacuate due to a fast-moving wildfire that has now spread to 3,505 acres.

The wildfire -- dubbed the Roaring Lion Fire -- started Sunday afternoon about 5 miles southwest of Hamilton, according to the U.S. Forest Service. and is about 60 miles south of Missoula. It grew to at least a half square mile and is heading up Roaring Lion Road in the Bitterroot National Forest and down the canyon, officials said.


Bill Bratton to resign as NYPD commissioner

Bill Bratton to resign as NYPD CommissionerNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton's resignation Tuesday afternoon at a news conference, City Hall sources confirmed.

Bratton, 68, will be replaced by Chief of Department James O'Neill, a source told the The Wall Street Journal, information that was confirmed by an NBC 4 New York source.


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