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Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

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Tel Aviv, Aug 12 (AP) - Members of Israel's Arab minority led a mass protest in central Tel Aviv on Saturday night against a contentious new law that critics say marginalizes the state's non-Jewish citizens.
The rally marked further fallout from the explosive Nation-State law and came a week after thousands of Druze, also members of the Arab minority, packed the same city square last week.
Israel's 1948 declaration of independence defined the country as a Jewish and democratic state and the...
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Four killed in shooting in Canadian town: police

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A suspect has been arrested after four people were killed on Friday in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, police said.

Authorities urged people in the Brookside neighborhood, where residents reported waking to the sounds of dozens of shots, to remain in...
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Indonesia quake deaths top 130, aid effort intensifies

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Bangsal, Aug 8 (AP) - Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after an earth-quake that killed at least 131 people as rescuers Wednesday doubled down on efforts to find those buried in the rubble.
Volunteers and rescue personnel were erecting more temporary shelters...
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Australia’s most populous state entirely in drought

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Canberra, Aug 8 (AP) - Australia's most populous state was declared entirely in drought on Wednesday and struggling farmers were given new authority to shoot kangaroos that compete with livestock for sparse pasture during the most intense dry spell in more than 50 years.
Much of Australia's...
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Bangladesh says Myanmar isn’t tackling Rohingya concerns

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United Nations, Aug 8 (AP) - Bangladesh is accusing Myanmar of failing to tackle the concerns of over 1 mil-lion Rohingya Muslims who fled the country and is urging the U.N. Security Council to take action to ensure their safe return home.
Bangladesh's U.N. ambassador, Masud Bin Momen, said in a...
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