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Israel suspends ties with UN security council nations over resolution

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Israel‘s Foreign Ministry has reportedly suspended all working ties with 12 of the UN Security Council countries that voted to pass a resolution urging Israel to halt building settlements on occupied Palestinian land, Business Insider said. The move came at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s request, one day after he summoned 10 of the nations’ ambassadors to Jerusalem to personally reprimand them for the vote. Foreign ministers and ambassadors from Britain, France, Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, Angola, Egypt, Uruguay, Spain, Senegal and New Zealand will not be received at Israel’s Foreign Ministry amid the suspension,...

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New Zealand: aftershocks follow earthquake that claimed 2 lives

By: VOA News Source: VOA News A powerful aftershock shook New Zealand’s South Island Monday, just hours after being hit by a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake. “It looks as though it’s the infrastructure that’s the biggest problem,” said Civil Defense Minister Gerry Brownlee after flying over the affected area with Prime Minister John Key. A slip dam caused by earthquakes had blocked the Clarence River until it broke, sending a wall of water downstream, forcing people to move to higher ground. Key said he expects the damage bill will be a least “a couple of billion dollars” and will take “months of work.” John Kirby, a spokesman for...

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One tenth of Australians Islamophobic

By: AAP Source: TV host Waleed Aly is scared about his place in Australia amid calls for the nation to lock out fellow followers of Islam. Celebrity Sonia Kruger is scared of a Nice-style terrorist attack and wants Australia to stop taking in Muslims so she can feel safer. Senator-elect Pauline Hanson is scared too. She thinks the real Australia is vanishing fast and that Islam will bring murder and terror to the streets. That’s an awful lot of fear. But what’s Australia going to do with it? One thing the nation cannot do, Australian Muslim academics say, is ignore the elephant in the room. About 543,000 Australians voted 1 for Hanson’s One Nation Party at...

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