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For Palestinians, social media is source of news _ and anger

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Four dailies, eight TV stations, and scores of radio stations report on the current wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence in the Palestinian territories. But they are background noise for many Palestinian youth, whose No. 1 source of news comes from Facebook groups that pump out a minute-by-minute stream of bloody images and pro-violence slogans.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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Kerry: Israel, Jordan working to ease holy site tensions

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that Israel and Jordan have agreed on steps aimed at reducing tensions at a holy site in Jerusalem that have fanned Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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Deadly school stabbing highlights racial tensions in Sweden

TROLLHATTAN, Sweden (AP) — The southern industrial city of Trollhattan has become a focal point for underlying racial tensions in Sweden, a country known for its generous atttudes to migrants.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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yria mission demonstrates Russia's new prowess

HEMEIMEEM AIRBASE, Syria (AP) — Sleek combat jets loaded with precision bunker-buster bombs roar into the skies as soldiers in mint desert-style uniforms march past rows of neat housing at this Russian military base at one of Syria's largest airports.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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Paul Ryan prepares to ascend to speaker; pile of mess awaits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The honeymoon might be over before it even begins for House Speaker-in-waiting Paul Ryan when he is elevated to the top job this coming week.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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Plane birth latest in bizarre airplane incidents

 

BEIJING (AP) — The birth of a child by a Taiwanese woman aboard a flight to the United States is the latest in a long line of unexpected events aboard commercial airliners featuring the scary, dangerous and just plain bizarre. Here are some of the more noteworthy.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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Authorities: 1 killed, 3 wounded in Tennessee State shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One man was killed and three women were wounded in an on-campus shooting stemming from a fight over a dice game on the campus of Tennessee State University, police said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015

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AP PHOTOS: Warehouse exposes cost of illegal wildlife trade

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Elephant tusks, leopard heads, crocodile skin purses and tiger skins — more than 1.5 million items in all — fill the shelves of a warehouse on a wildlife refuge near Denver.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015

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