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Palestinians in Israeli jails hold mass hunger strike

Palestinians in Israeli jails hold mass hunger strike

Israel Prison Service, which "has past experience in dealing with hunger strikes and has the means to contain them", was transferring striking prisoners to separate cell blocks, she said in a statement. "Even though it is one of the most unsafe and hard decisions, they [inmates] are only making this choice because conditions [inside the prisons] have reached a new low", Amina al-Taweel, spokesperson for the Hebron-based Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies, told Al Jazeera.


Build economy first, then aircraft carriers

Build economy first, then aircraft carriers

Even though its layout is nearly the same, the new carrier features the latest equipment, including a bigger hangar to carry more J-15 fighters and more space on deck for helicopters and other aircraft. The article also slammed India for presenting a negative example by purchasing its first aircraft carrier from the United Kingdom in 1957. China sees the need to have a strong navy in view of maritime disputes such as the South China Sea.


Emmanuel Macron's lead narrows in French presidential race: Polls

Emmanuel Macron's lead narrows in French presidential race: Polls

Francois Fillon of the Republicans party attends a prime-time televised debate for the French 2017 presidential election in La Plaine Saint-Denis, near Paris , France , April 4, 2017. He has resisted calls to step down and hit out a "conspiracy" against him but shows no sign of recovering in the polls as the scandal over thousands of euros of public money paid to his wife, son and daughter continues.


Health care, border wall debates threaten government shutedown

Health care, border wall debates threaten government shutedown

Trump will sign executive orders on energy and rural policies, meet with the president of Argentina and travel to Atlanta for a National Rifle Association event. The border wall money is fiercely opposed by Democrats, whose votes are needed to pass the legislation. Trump also proposed a 15 percent rate during his presidential campaign, while the House Republicans' tax plan proposes lowering the corporate tax rate to 20 percent.


Voter tells CNN he regrets his choice for 'unpresidential' Trump

Voter tells CNN he regrets his choice for 'unpresidential' Trump

A new Washington Post poll that declares President Trump as "the least popular president in modern times ", waits until the second to last paragraph to reveal another tidbit: He'd still beat Hillary Rodham Clinton if the election were held today and in the popular vote, not just Electoral College.


Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign over deadly attack

Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign over deadly attack

The Afghan defense minister Abdullah Habibi and the Afghan national army chief of staff Qadam Shah Shaheem have resigned from their post. The United States must confront Russian Federation for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top US military officials said Monday.