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  • Israeli PM Netanyahu’s son booted from Facebook after post calling for Muslims to leave Israel December 17, 2018
    The son of the Israeli prime minister was temporarily blocked from Facebook after he criticized the social media platform for removing an earlier post in which he called for “avenging the deaths” of two Israeli soldiers killed by Palestinian gunmen.
    Lucia Suarez Sang
  • Madagascar's presidential runoff pits 2 ex-heads of state December 17, 2018
    The Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar goes to the polls on Wednesday for a runoff presidential election that features two former heads of state who have a prickly past.
  • Hungary: Protesting MPs ejected from state Broadcasting HQ December 17, 2018
    Security forces physically ejected Hungarian opposition lawmakers from the headquarters of the Hungarian state broadcaster MTVA in Budapest in the early hours of Monday morning.
  • Report: Iranian steel mill workers detained after protests December 17, 2018
    Iranian authorities detained an unspecified number of steel mill workers after five weeks of protests over delays in salaries, a semi-official news agency reported Monday The report by ILNA says the arrests took place on Sunday night.
  • Onetime Indian politician convicted in 1984 anti-Sikh riots December 17, 2018
    An Indian court on Monday convicted a former politician for his role in riots that swept India in 1984, leaving thousands of Sikhs dead in bloody pogroms, and sentenced him to life in prison.
  • Indian troops enforce lockdown to foil Kashmir public march December 17, 2018
    Armed soldiers and police on Monday fanned out across much of Indian-controlled Kashmir to enforce a security lockdown for a straight second day to stop anti-India protests and foil a call by separatists for a public march toward India's main military garrison in the disputed region.
  • Taliban say they're meeting US officials again on Monday December 17, 2018
    The Taliban say they are holding "another" meeting on Monday with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war.
  • Locked away, forgotten: Muslim Uighur wives of Pakistani men December 17, 2018
    The last time Chaudhry Javed Atta saw his wife was over a year ago — the Pakistani trader in dried and fresh produce was leaving their home in northwestern China's heavily Muslim Xinjiang region to go back to his country to renew his visa.
  • Germany to compensate those who fled Nazis as children December 17, 2018
    Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Monday.
  • Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe December 17, 2018
    The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluding Monday in Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home country.

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