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An emboldened Hamas on Wednesday called for a “day of rage” against Israeli security forces, as the terror group claimed a win in the violent dispute over a contested shrine in Jerusalem.

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ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world’s oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on Wednesday.

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Colombia’s flagship airline is suspending all flights to neighboring Venezuela, citing security concerns.

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More than 600 items will visit 14 different cities in Europe and the US, starting later this year.

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LONDON (Reuters) – A British judge rejected on Wednesday a case brought against the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, according to lawyers for the claimant, a Muslim activist.

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KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stripped one-time ally Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, the migration service said on Wednesday, spelling the likely end of the former Georgian president’s political aspirations in Ukraine.

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It was a woolly ride, but three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard sheep and surfing to safety on their backs.

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. investigators accused a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition of carrying out a deadly March attack on a Somali migrant boat off Yemen and said the alliance had become a cover for some states to avoid individual blame, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior officials of Venezuela’s government, military and state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, seeking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior officials of Venezuela’s government, military and state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, seeking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.

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The energy secretary thought the Ukrainian prime minister was on the line – but he was being fooled.

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Britain has lifted an advisory against travel to Tunisia, paving the way for tourists to return to the country’s Mediterranean beaches two years after a deadly attack.

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Police in Australia say they fatally shot a man in Sydney’s main train station suspected of attempting to rob a florist.

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MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too.

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s foreign ministry on Wednesday raised the number of its citizens who died or were hospitalized after enduring sweltering conditions in the back of a truck in San Antonio, Texas, saying seven Mexicans died and 27 remain in hospital.

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Wednesday it would start legal action against Poland over an overhaul of the judiciary that it says undermines the independence of judges and so breaks EU rules.

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Wildfires in south-eastern France have forced the evacuation of 10,000 people overnight, officials say.

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Romania’s defense minister has confirmed that the country intends to buy Patriot missiles worth $3.9 billion dollars from the United States.

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and other nations are demanding the U.N. Security Council takes action to ensure aid convoys reach millions of needy Syrians as violence diminishes, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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He is said to be part of a gang accused of laundering billions of dollars using the digital currency.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After a months-long struggle, Republicans have succeeded in bringing Obamacare repeal legislation, a centerpiece of their 2016 election campaigns, to a debate on the U.S. Senate floor. Now the hard part begins.

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Russia’s defense minister says four battalions of Russian military police are currently deployed in safe zones in Syria.

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PRAGUE (Reuters) – A Czech stabbed in an Egyptian holiday resort earlier this month is on the verge of death after suffering multiple organ failure, the Czech Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

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A man was shot and killed by Australian police Wednesday night after witnesses said he threatened officers with scissors and told cops to “shoot him” during a brief standoff at a Sydney train station.

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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Wednesday of inflicting damage on Jerusalem’s “Islamic character”, in comments likely to further inflame regional tensions in a dispute over the Al-Aqsa mosque.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity.

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DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar said on Wednesday a decision by four Arab states to add 18 groups and individuals allegedly linked to Doha to their “terrorist” lists was “a disappointing surprise” and that it was doing all it could to fight extremism.

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Proposed new U.S. sanctions against Russia are an extremely unfriendly act and sad news for Russia-U.S. relations and their further development, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s government said on Wednesday that a statement by an adviser to the top European Union court dismissing a Hungarian and Slovak challenge to the bloc’s migrant quotas was a political statement which is short on legal arguments.

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Musa Miah, 23, was forced to undergo two skin graft operations after household chemicals were used as a weapon against him and a friend.

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