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People Israel hits Hamas base
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On Wednesday, a senior Hamas official, Salah Bardawil, claimed 50 of the people killed on Monday were its members. Israel and Egypt, citing security concerns, maintain a de facto blockade on Gaza which has reduced its economy to a state of collapse.

People Oil Surges Above $80 Amidst Iran Concerns
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Around 5:45 a.m. ET Brent reached a high of $80.18 per barrel, marking the first time since November 2014 it has passed above that mark. So far this year Brent accumulates a rise of 19.9% compared to 66.87 dollars marked at end of year 2017.

People Rafael Nadal eases past Denis Shapovalov, Novak Djokovic back challenging in Rome
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal eases past Denis Shapovalov, Novak Djokovic back challenging in Rome

The 31-year-old Nadal will face Italian Fabio Fognini in the last eight as he looks to retake the world number one ranking from Roger Federer by winning an eighth Rome title this week. "I know I have to play well, to keep having chances and keep going in the tournament. I was surprised when he stopped at 5-4". Fourth-seeded Marin Cilic defeated Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4 and will meet Pablo Carreno Busta, who beat Aljaz Bedene 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-2.

People Hawaii volcano Kilauea erupts with 9000-meter ash plume
Author: 0 Hawaii volcano Kilauea erupts with 9000-meter ash plume

An ash plume Wednesday rose roughly 12,000 feet into the air, and on Tuesday, the USGS issued a red alert, which means a major eruption is imminent or underway and ash could affect air traffic. About 20 fissures opened in communities along the volcano's eastern slopes, prompting evacuations of almost 2,000 residents and engulfing dozens of homes in lava.

People Assad holds talks with Putin in Russian Federation
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Mr. Assad met with Mr. Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Putin told Assad that in the light of success of the Syrian army foreign forces should be withdrawn from the war-torn country. Putin said the mutual goal is the rebuilding of the Syrian economy and providing humanitarian help, noting that his administration is in contact with all concerned sides for the political "complicated process", including the UN.

People Kuwait urges United Nations to condemn Israel and protect Palestinians
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The special session of the council came at the request of Palestine and the United Arab Emirates, on behalf of Arab countries in the council, the UN said earlier this week. Special rallies and gatherings are being organized to express solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine and to condemn Israel's state terrorism in Gaza.

People Trump White House Kills Off Yanny-Laurel Debate With 'Ridiculous' Clip
Author: 0 Trump White House Kills Off Yanny-Laurel Debate With 'Ridiculous' Clip

Anyone who has gone on social media the past few days has probably seriously begun to question their friend's hearing or maybe sanity. Here is the scientific explanation to why people are hearing two different words. "Yanny or Laurel." And in no time it blew up. What does this mean? If you hear "Yanny" you're picking up on the higher frequency. Sarah Huckabee Sanders made a crack that touched on the president's attacks on news reporting he doesn't like, joking that the rumor that she heard ...

People Europe moves to protect its firms working in Iran from USA sanctions
Author: 0 Europe moves to protect its firms working in Iran from USA sanctions

The European Commission on Friday proposed activating a dormant statute to shield European firms doing business with Iran from renewed USA sanctions. The EU's blocking statute bans any EU company from complying with USA sanctions and does not recognise any court rulings that enforce American penalties.

People Trump Says Outcome Of Upcoming Summit In North Korea's Hands
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The White House is "still hopeful" the summit between North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump will proceed despite Pyongyang's threat to cancel it, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Wednesday. " If we get if we get denuclearization, of course there will be sanctions relief ". Thus he is apparently willing to accept reports that North Korea might back out.

People Florida man dies after e-cigarette explodes
Author: 0 Florida man dies after e-cigarette explodes

The television producer's death has been ruled an accident. The report also said that the 38-year-old suffered "thermal injuries", or burns, to roughly 80% of his body. The agency and the CDC recommend using vape pens with safety features, including those created to prevent battery overheating, and keeping batteries away from metal objects like coins and keys.

People EU's Tusk asks: 'With friends like Trump, who needs enemies?'
Author: 0 EU's Tusk asks: 'With friends like Trump, who needs enemies?'

Mr Trump's decision to walk away from the landmark nuclear deal with Iran - to which the UK, France , Germany , Russia and China are co-signatories - is being linked by the European Union with the U.S. During a speech on Wednesday to the German Parliament, she also said it would be wrong to cancel the nuclear agreement with Iran and called the decision to pull out of the accord "troubling news".

People Sharif's Mumbai attack statement 'incorrect, misleading': Pakistan civil-military brass
Author: 0 Sharif's Mumbai attack statement 'incorrect, misleading': Pakistan civil-military brass

In the 'Dawn' interview, Sharif also lamented that Pakistan had isolated itself. He elaborated and said media in India took a "line or two" from the interview and misrepresented it out of context. Nawaz Sharif is also going to address election meetings where his combative stance will continue. "Will speak the truth come what may", he said. Imran Khan said that whole PML-N is a gang of crooks, this mafia has entangled the country in their vicious traps of corruption and nepotism.

People Turkish President on Gaza killings — United Nations is finished
Author: 0 Turkish President on Gaza killings — United Nations is finished

Turkish media outlets were invited by the Turkish government to film Naeh during the security checks in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to humiliate the Israeli ambassador. "If Israel's bullying is met with more silence, the world will rapidly be dragged into a chaos where thuggery prevails". It is a resistance movement that defends the Palestinian homeland against an occupying power.

People Iran strongly condemns U.S. new sanctions against CBI governor
Author: 0 Iran strongly condemns U.S. new sanctions against CBI governor

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin accused Iran's Central Bank chief of covertly funneling money on behalf of the IRGC. The European members of the deal are trying to keep it alive without the U.S. British, French and German foreign ministers met in Brussels on Tuesday to see how they can save the nuclear deal without the US. The US says it's also imposing so-called secondary sanctions on Seif.

People TMC wins 2467 gram panchayat seats in WB
Author: 0 TMC wins 2467 gram panchayat seats in WB

Kolkata: The results for the West Bengal panchayat polls will be announced on Thursday. The booths, where re-polling took place, included 63 in Murshidabad, 52 in Coochbehar, 28 in West Midnapore and 10 in Hooghly among others. "But I think it too early to comment as the counting for Panchayat Samiti seats are yet to be done", party's Secretary General Partha Chatterjee told IANS.

People Donald Trump Did NOT Say All Immigrants Are Animals
Author: 0 Donald Trump Did NOT Say All Immigrants Are Animals

Trump blamed the influx of illegal immigrants on the USA having "the dumbest laws on immigration in the world", and pledged his administration would address the issue. The Democratic governor added: "Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing. We, the citizens of the fifth-largest economy in the world, are not impressed", Brown said in a statement.

People Science behind the Laurel vs. Yanny debate
Author: 0 Science behind the Laurel vs. Yanny debate

Some of it has to do with what you expect to hear, too. If you can hear high freqs, you probably hear " yanny ", but you *might* hear " laurel ". The post was originally posted to Reddit, but can now be seen all over social media. But when he tried the clip again back at his desk, he heard " laurel ". However, he says, if someone can here yanny , it's due to similar characteristics within the frequency.

People Wisconsin students stage vehicle crash in epic senior prank
Author: 0 Wisconsin students stage vehicle crash in epic senior prank

Four high school seniors hauled half a vehicle to the school, taped black plastic to the brick wall and made it look as though the auto had crashed through the school near the principal's office. "Congratulations Class of 2018 on one of the best senior pranks that Cumberland High School has seen". A Cumberland, Wisconsin, senior prank was so well done even the police are laughing.

People Hawaii bracing for major volcano eruption as alert level heightened
Author: 0 Hawaii bracing for major volcano eruption as alert level heightened

Ash emission from the Overlook crater within Halemaumau has generally increased this morning compared to previous days. The USGS changed its aviation color code for the area to red. Hawaii County Civil Defense issued an emergency cellphone alert after the fissure was discovered early Sunday morning. "I have respect for the lava and for Pele", he told the news outlet, referring to the Hawaiian goddess of fire.

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