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Dozens of Palestinians injured in West Bank clashes

dozens of palestinians injured Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters continued throughout the occupied West Bank on Tuesday as security agencies on both sides struggled to deescalate tensions.

At least 25 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli forces at Qalandiya checkpoint, the main crossing between Jerusalem and Ramallah, the Palestinian Red Crescent said, according to Ma’an News Agency.


Car bomb attacks kill 57 people in Iraq: police

car bombs itaqt least 57 people were killed on Monday in car bomb attacks in Baghdad and the north and south of Iraq, police and medical sources said.

One attack took place near a crowded market in the town of Khalis, about 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad, killing 35 people, police said.

"The driver begged police to be allowed to park his vehicle in order to buy medication from a nearby pharmacy and five minutes later it (the bomb) went off and caused huge destruction," police captain Mohammed al-Tamimi said.


US, 11 Pacific Rim nations reach agreement on landmark trade pact

TTPPacific trade ministers have reached a deal on the most sweeping — and to many the most controversial — trade liberalization pact in a generation, in a move that will cut trade barriers and set common standards across the bloc, but potentially at a cost to consumers and employees, say public health advocates, environmentalists and labor groups.

Leaders from a dozen Pacific Rim nations are poised to announce the pact later on Monday. The deal could reshape industries and influence everything from the price of cheese to the cost of cancer treatments.


Palestinian youths killed in West Bank clashes

2 palestinian youths killed by IDFTwo Palestinian teens, including a 13-year-old boy, were killed by Israeli army fire in West Bank clashes Monday, raising concerns about a further escalation after a violent weekend that left several Israeli civilians dead and hundreds of Palestinians wounded.

The 13-year-old, Abdel Rahman Shadi, died after being hit by a live bullet to the chest while another Palestinian protester was wounded in clashes that took place at Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem, according to a doctor at the Beit Jala hospital.


At least 16 dead due to floods in France's Alpes-Maritimes

France floodingAt least 16 people died and three are missing in southeast France due to flooding caused by torrential rainfall.

The rain began Saturday evening and set off flash floods. The city of Nice in the French department of Alpes-Maritimes received about 10 percent of its average yearly rain in just two days. In the city of Antibes, three elderly people drowned when their retirement community flooded.


Search fails to locate missing Indonesian plane for 2nd day

Missing plane in IndonesiaFor a second day, searchers failed to locate a plane with 10 people on board that went missing in eastern Indonesia, officials said Sunday.

The search for the DHC-5 Twin Otter turboprop plane, owned by the Aviastar Mandiri airline, was again hindered by bad weather and rough terrain, said Henry Bambang Soelistyo, the head of Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency.


Vatican fires gay priest on eve of Catholic bishops meeting

Vatican fires gay priestThe Vatican fired a priest Saturday after he came out as gay and revealed he has a boyfriend on the eve of an important meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church teachings on family life, a topic that encompasses divorce, homosexuality and cohabitation.

Considered a high-ranking Vatican official, Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, 43, lived in Rome for the last 17 years and worked at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith since 2003.


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