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For Palestinian children in Gaza, an education in conflict

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Gaza Strip, Dec 9 (AP) - When Mazen al-Dalo took two of his young sons to see the Palestinian protests against Israel's decade-old blockade of Gaza, he knew it could be dangerous.
Rock-throwing demonstrators were being shot by Israeli soldiers, and armored Israeli jeeps were firing endless volleys of tear gas into the crowds.
But it was important to teach the boys about Palestinian history, he said, and give them a glimpse of the mod-ern-day struggles their people face. "Seeing things with...
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Paris cleans up after latest riot; pressure builds on Macron

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Paris, Dec 9 (AP) - Paris tourist sites reopened, workers cleaned up broken glass and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday, a day after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police left 71 injured and caused widespread damage to the French capital.
The...
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UNAIDS found in ‘crisis’ after sex harassment claims

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Geneva, Dec 8 (AP) - Independent experts looking into allegations of sexual harassment at the U.N. agency that fights AIDS say it is plagued by "defective leadership," a culture of impunity, and a toxic working environment that cannot be changed unless its top official is replaced.
In a damning...
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Kelly may depart in expected White House shakeup

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Washington, Dec 8 (AP) - President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats' investigations once they take control of the House.
The biggest piece of the shifting...
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ fails to click with Chinese audiences

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Beijing, Dec 5 (AP) - Chinese audiences aren't exactly going nuts over the U.S. box office hit "Crazy Rich Asians," despite its all-Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity.
Industry data show the film made just $1.2 million over the three days of its initial release, far behind local...
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