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#GreatReturnMarch: 2 Palestinian deaths reported as protests enter 4th week (PHOTOS)

Two Palestinians have been killed near Gaza’s border, according to local medics and the Gaza Health Ministry. The reports come as protesters gather for a fourth week of ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations. To date, at least 35 Palestinians have been killed and thousands wounded by Israeli gunfire. The six-week protest began on March 30 and is due to continue ...

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Russia’s ban on non-food alcohol sales reduces poisoning deaths by a quarter

The number of deaths caused by tainted alcohol poisoning has fallen by 25 percent since Russian authorities imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol-containing non-food products, the government consumer rights watchdog has reported. The press service of the Rospotrebnadzor agency told TASS that there were 677 alcohol poisonings over the New Year holidays in 2018, compared to 1,800 during ...

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Erdogan calls Netanyahu ‘terrorist’ in wake of Gaza deaths

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unleashed a blistering attack on Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu calling him a “terrorist” and the “leader of a terrorist state” following the deadly shooting of protesters in Gaza. “I do not need to tell the world how cruel the Israeli army is. We can see what this terror state is doing by looking at ...

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3yrs of civilian deaths in Yemen don’t hold US & allies back from selling arms to Saudis – Amnesty

Hundreds of Yemenis have become victims of reckless arms sales by the US and its allies to Saudi Arabia, whose coalition has indiscriminately used Western weapons in its 3-year bombing campaign, Amnesty International has warned. The rights group has analyzed numerous instances in which Yemeni civilians, including women and children, were killed or injured by the Saudi-led coalition’s aircraft. In ...

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75% of mid-flight pet deaths in US were on United Airlines in 2017

Eighteen out of 24 pets who died on domestic US flights last year were carried by United Airlines. The latest tragedy came on Monday, when two passengers were forced to put their puppy in an overhead locker. Data from the US Department of Transportation showed United, whose slogan is “Fly the Friendly Skies,” was the least pet-friendly of all domestic ...

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SAS soldiers face trial over 3 men’s deaths on notorious Brecon Beacons training exercise

British SAS special force soldiers are to face trial over the deaths of three Army reservists who were taken on a 16-mile (26km) march in the Brecon Beacons. Two unnamed SAS soldiers will appear before a court-martial. The men, known only as 1A and 1B, both deny ‘negligently performing a duty’ to take care of the candidates taking part in ...

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NOAA fisheries open investigation into minke whale deaths

The US National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration has deemed deaths of minke whales along the east coast last year an ‘Unusual Mortality Event’ (UME). UME, the designation for an occurrence involving a significant die-off of any marine mammal population has spurred a federal probe, NOAA Fisheries announced Wednesday in a teleconference with reporters. The investigation will span along the East Coast, ...

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9 reported deaths in Turkish strikes on Afrin, wounded civilians rushed to hospitals (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Published time: 20 Jan, 2018 23:43 At least nine people have reportedly been killed in Afrin, Syria, as Turkey bombs the predominantly Kurdish region. Footage from the scene shows hospitals treating wounded civilians and locals donating blood. Turkish airstrikes killed three fighters and six civilians, according to a statement by the Kurdish militia. At least 13 civilians were wounded. Turkey ...

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Turkey vows to spare Afrin civilians as reports of 1st non-combatant deaths emerge

Turkey has vowed not to harm civilians in Afrin as it bombs the Syrian Kurdish region amid the first reports of civilian casualties. “Every kind of attention and sensitivity will be shown so that civilians and innocent people will not be harmed,” Gen. Hulusi Akar from the Turkish General Staff said in a video address. He repeated that Turkey is ...

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Flu deaths skyrocket as virus sweeps Britain

Flu deaths have soared by 77 percent in one week in England, as a teenager and a grandmother have been named as the latest victims of the virus. Bethany Walker, 18, is one of 93 people to have lost their lives to flu already this winter across the UK amid fears of the worst outbreak in 50 years. Last week ...

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