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    Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:10pm on May 27, 2017

    Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on Saturday after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said...

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    Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Dept

    Reuters | Updated at 10:40am on May 27, 2017

    US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, two US officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years...

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    Hillary Clinton attacks proposed Trump budget cuts as 'cruelty'

    Reuters | Updated at 10:15am on May 27, 2017

    Hillary Clinton assailed the man who beat her to the White House, slamming as ‘unimaginable cruelty’ president Donald Trump's proposal to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade in a speech on Friday...

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    Melania Trump's pricey jacket draws attention in Sicily

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:40pm on May 27, 2017

    Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colourful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median US income in 2015...

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    26 killed in fresh attack on Egypt Christians

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 01:08am on May 27, 2017

    Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people including many children, officials said...

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    BA flights chaos continues at Heathrow

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:01am on May 29, 2017

    Thousands of travellers faced further chaos on Sunday as British Airways cancelled around 40 flights from London’s Heathrow Airport following an IT system failure...

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    Some 10,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast in 4 days

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 01:35am on May 28, 2017

    More than 3,400 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Friday, bringing to about 10,000 the total number rescued over four days, according to Libyan and Italian officials...

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    Myanmar urged to probe military abuse

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:33am on May 28, 2017

    Human rights advocates called on Myanmar to investigate the actions of some of its soldiers on Saturday after footage of people being treated violently by uniformed men went viral....

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    ACLU sues US court over immigration detention

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 01:01am on May 27, 2017

    The American Civil Liberties Union sued the US Department of Homeland Security in federal court on Thursday, seeking records the civil rights group contends provide accounts of hunger strikes at immigration detention facilities...

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    4,000 Turkish prosecutors, judges fired

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 12:54am on May 27, 2017

    Turkey has dismissed over 4,000 judges and prosecutors accused of links to last year’s failed coup after an investigation of the judiciary, the Turkish justice minister said Friday...