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Israel gives notice of withdrawal from United Nations cultural agency

Israel gives notice of withdrawal from United Nations cultural agency

Between 2009-2014, UNESCO adopted 46 resolutions against Israel; 1 on Syria; and none on Iran, Sudan, North Korea, or any other country in the world. That withdrawal will also be effective December 2018. Another declared the Old City of Hebron in the occupied West Bank a Palestinian World Heritage site. The Assistance to the Palestinian People Unit, according to the Israeli Mission to the United Nations, which spearheaded efforts to reject the request, is a United Nations body with a ...


Congo forces kill at least 7 in anti-government protests

Congo forces kill at least 7 in anti-government protests

U.N. Congo mission spokeswoman Florence Marchal said at least 82 people have been arrested across the country in connection with Sunday's protests. At the Notre-Dame of Congo Cathedral in Gombe, north Kinshasa, security forces also fired tear gas as opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi arrived, AFP journalists saw.The soldiers then entered the compound of the main church of the capital, asking people to leave the premises.


New Zealand welcomes 2018 with fireworks

New Zealand welcomes 2018 with fireworks

Sky City - a casino and event centre in Auckland - was again the epicentre of the country's celebrations with a dramatic fireworks display. Sydney fireworks wowed the crowds around the harbour which was jammed to capacity by midnight. Singer John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigan were in Japan to celebrate. Police in the Philippines reported that scores of people were injured by firecrackers in raucous celebrations hours before midnight.


Tom Brady throws a block as Patriots take on Jets

Tom Brady throws a block as Patriots take on Jets

Brady and the Patriots offense did not look like their normal high-powered self, but still managed three touchdowns. Brady had a stretch when he was 2 of 9 for 19 yards with two sacks, but the Jets only trimmed the deficit to 7-3. Standing in the way is the 5-10 New York Jets . Juston Burris, who had a bad game, was flagged for defensive holding on third down. S Marcus Maye suffered a right ankle injury after colliding with S Jamal Adams on a long pass attempt by Brady.


President Trump Condemns IS Attack on Egypt Church

President Trump Condemns IS Attack on Egypt Church

The World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit has condemned the twin attacks on Coptic Christians in the Helwan area south of Cairo in which 12 people were killed. Militants have claimed several attacks on Egypt's large Christian minority in recent years, including two bombings on Palm Sunday in April and a blast at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral in December 2016 that killed 28 people.