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Palestine slams Israeli plan for new settlement units

Palestine slams Israeli plan for new settlements

The Palestinian foreign ministry has denounced a new Israeli settlement construction plan, which includes the building of 300,000 housing units in occupied East Jerusalem.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the ministry on Sunday held US President Donald Trump responsible for "Israeli arrogance" that has endorsed the annexation of East Jerusalem.

"The ministry affirms that this Israeli colonial arrogance would not have happened without US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital," the statement read.


Dozens Killed in Philippine Shopping Mall Fire

Dozens killed in Philippine shopping mall fireFire swept through a shopping mall in the Philippines killing at least 37 people, most of them workers at a call center, city government officials said on Sunday.

The vice mayor of the southern city of Davao, Paolo Duterte, said the chance of survival for any of the 37 people missing at the NCC Mall was “zero”.

“Let us pray for them,” said Duterte, the eldest son of President Rodrigo Duterte.


North Korea calls latest UN sanctions 'an act of war'

N Korea: latest sanctions are an act of warNorth Korea on Sunday called the latest U.N. sanctions to target the country "an act of war" that violates its sovereignty, and said it is a "pipe dream" for the United States to think it will give up its nuclear weapons.

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North Korea on Friday in response to its latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says can reach anywhere on the U.S. mainland. The resolution was drafted by the United States and negotiated with the North's closest ally, China.


Deadly flooding and landslides hit the Philippines

Philippine flash flood, landslides kills 100

More than 100 people have been killed and scores are missing in southern Philippines after Tropical Storm Tembin triggered mud slides and flash floods.

The storm hit the country's second largest island, Mindanao, on Friday, bringing torrential rain and winds of 80 kilometres per hour.

"We're really on our toes right now," Richard Gordon, chairman of the Philippines Red Cross told Al Jazeera on Saturday. "And we're trying to figure out how to give help to so many people that are really in danger right now."


Dutoit out at 7 symphonies amid sexual assault accusations

Charles Dutoit out at seven symphoniesThe stellar career of world-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit has come crashing down in the wake of sexual assault accusations by three singers and a musician. Symphonies from Boston to Sydney have severed ties with the maestro, and he has cancelled guest appearances with other major orchestras.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, where the 81-year-old Dutoit is artistic director and principal conductor, issued a statement early Friday saying the symphony and Dutoit "have jointly agreed to release him from his forthcoming concert obligations with the orchestra for the immediate future."


Mahmoud Abbas urges EU to take lead in peace efforts

Abbas urges EU to take over peace process

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on the European Union to take the initiative in the Israel-Palestine peace process from Paris

Abbas also says he will "no longer accept" any peace plan put forward by the US following President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6.

"The United States has proven to be a dishonest mediator in the peace process," Abbas said during a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Friday.


4 dead, 88 missing after Philippine ferry sinks

4 dead 88 missing in ferry sinking in Philippines The Philippine Coast Guard said four people died and more than 150 were rescued Thursday after a ferry sank in rough seas off the coast of Manila.

The "Mercraft 3" left port in northern Quezon capsized late Thursday morning, officials said, about 45 miles east of the Philippine capital.

Investigators don't know yet what caused the vessel to sink, but weather could have been a factor. A tropical storm is forecast to hit the area on Friday, but there were no storm warnings at the time the boat sailed, officials said.


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