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    Two Palestinians dead in ‘day of rage’, US isolated at UN

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:41am on December 09, 2017

    Clashes, Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes killed at least two people and wounded dozens of others on Friday in violence linked to US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital...

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    UN envoy warns of spiraling violence as talks on Jerusalem open

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 01:20am on December 09, 2017

    The UN coordinator for the Middle East peace process on Friday warned Security Council members of a risk of ‘violent escalation’ as emergency talks opened over US president Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital....

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    Rebels kill 15 peacekeepers in Congo

    Reuters | Updated at 10:04pm on December 08, 2017

    Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian UN peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on the organisation in recent history...

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    Protests sweep Muslim world

    Agence France-Presse . Amman | Updated at 12:05am on December 09, 2017

    Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Muslim and Arab countries across the world Friday to protest against US president Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in a show of solidarity with the Palestinians....

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    UN warns against any hasty returns

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on December 09, 2017

    Peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state before any Rohingyas can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary repatriation, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday....

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    Thousands of Muslims in Asia protest against Trump’s Jerusalem plan

    Reuters | Updated at 01:53pm on December 08, 2017

    Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia joined rallies on Friday to condemn Washington’s decision to...

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    Britain, EU clinch divorce deal to move Brexit talks onto trade

    Reuters | Updated at 11:17am on December 08, 2017

    Britain and the European Union struck a divorce deal on Friday that paves the way for talks on trade, easing pressure on prime minister...

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    Trump dangles Middle East peace plan to limit Jerusalem outcry

    Reuters | Updated at 10:45am on December 08, 2017

    When president Donald Trump told the Palestinian president of his intention to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he assured him a peace plan being put...

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    ICG sees a grave security risk

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:28am on December 08, 2017

    Prolonged displacement of Rohingya refugees in squalid Bangladeshi camps poses a ‘grave security risk’, conflict analysts ICG warned Thursday, raising the spectre of militants recruiting among the displaced and launching cross-border attacks on Myanmar....

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    World slams Trump Jerusalem move

    Agence France-Presse . Paris / Ramallah | Updated at 12:07am on December 08, 2017

    US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked Palestinian protests, clashes and a call for a new intifada on Thursday as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region....