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Israeli Planes Strike Gaza After Rocket Fire

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says its warplanes have struck targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire toward southern Israel. The air strikes early Wednesday morning were the first launched by Israel since an informal cease-fire in November ended eight days of cross-border fighting, the bloodiest between Israel and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip ...

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Trial to revisit Michael Jackson’s life

Jury selection has began in a Los Angeles civil trial that will revisit the chequered life and sudden death of superstar Michael Jackson before a planned comeback that he had hoped would revive his tattered personal and musical reputation. Jackson’s elderly mother Katherine is suing AEG Live, the promoters of a never-realised series of 2009 London concerts, for the wrongful ...

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North Korea Says It Will Restart Reactor to Expand Arsenal

Correction Appended SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Tuesday that it would put all its nuclear facilities — including its operational uranium-enrichment program and its reactors mothballed or under construction — to use in expanding its nuclear weapons arsenal, sharply raising the stakes in the escalating standoff with the United States and its allies. The announcement by the ...

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Player Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Barcelona

Goal.com was on hand to cast a critical eye over events at Parc des Princes, where last-ditch drama at both ends of the field saw the match end in a heart-stopping draw By Keeghann Sinanan Comments Paris Saint-Germain 3.04 9 22 2.50 Salvatore Sirigu Very rash to hack down Alexis Sanchez inside the area late on to concede a penalty ...

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French ex-minister Cahuzac admits to Swiss bank account

After months denying the allegations, Jerome Cahuzac has now said he does have a Swiss bank account. The ex-budget minister apologized to President Francois Hollande, who in turn spoke of an “unforgivable moral mistake.” Jerome Cahuzac published a confession on his personal blog on Tuesday, apologizing both for holding a Swiss bank account for 20 years and for lying about ...

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UN General Assembly Adopts Global Arms Trade Treaty

NEW YORK, April 2 (RIA Novosti) – The UN General Assembly on Tuesday approved the first global treaty to regulate international trade in conventional weapons, the UN News Centre said. The resolution containing the text of the treaty was approved by 154 “yes” votes with the simple majority of 97 votes in favor needed to pass the text. The document ...

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As US packs up in Afghanistan, the return of the dreaded MRE

KABUL — U.S. troops across Afghanistan are preparing for a reunion with a long-lost frenemy. After years of base build-ups and access to massive dining halls with a substantial selection of ethnic food options and specialty nights, soon many servicemembers instead will be chowing down on a plateful of MRE, or meals ready to eat — also referred to by ...

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Myanmar Police Say 13 Children Die in Fire

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar say 13 children died when an electrical fire broke out at a mosque in the country’s largest city. Police officer Thet Lwin said the blaze early Tuesday in Yangon was triggered by an overheated inverter “and not due to any criminal activity.” Myanmar has been on edge in recent days after sectarian violence ...

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