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50 years on, Israel keeps tight grip on Palestinian economy

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Fuad Maraita wakes up at 3:30 a.m. His hometown of Salfit in the Israeli-occupied West Bank lies in darkness.
He drinks coffee, slings a bag with his lunch over his shoulder, gets on a minibus and starts the grueling journey to his job laying tiles at a construction site near Tel Aviv.
Maraita, 62, is among tens of thousands of Palestinians who make the trek to Israel every day. Fifty years after Israel captured the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, this army of laborers is one of...
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Philippine police say casino attacker was indebted gambler

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Manila, June 4 (AP) - The lone suspect who launched a deadly attack on a casino and shopping complex in the Philippine capital that left dozens dead was a heavily indebted Filipino who was hooked on gambling, police said Sunday.
Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde said the man's immediate family...
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N Korea, cyberattacks, ‘Lazarus’: What we really know

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With the dust now settling after "WannaCry", the biggest ransomware attack in history, cybersecurity experts are taking a deep dive into how it was carried out, what can be done to protect computers from future breaches and, trickiest of all, who is really to blame.
For many, it seems that last...
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Pakistan works to stay off list of terror-friendly nations

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Pakistan has frozen the accounts of 5,000 suspected terrorists, taking about $3 million out of their pockets, but Islamabad could still come under scrutiny at a crucial June meeting of an international watchdog that tracks terror financing.
Analysts and government officials say political...
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Indian fishermen try new nets for healthier oceans

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Sindhudurg, Jun 3 (AP)- The fishermen were dubious when ocean experts suggested they could save their dwindling marine stocks just by switching to new nets.
It took years for the U.N. Development Program to convince the fishing communities along India's tropical western coast that the...
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