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Newspapers Review: Dailies highlight rallies on 69th Nakba anniversary

A Palestinian emergency worker said that 11 Palestinians were taken to hospital, a lot of them wounded by rubber bullets. Many wore black T-shirts with the number 1948 written on the back marking the year when Israel was created in Palestine at the expense of its Palestinian Arab population, while some marchers also carried a large Palestinian flag and a black flag with the words "we shall return" written on it in Arabic.


Jakarta Former Governor Ahok Found Guilty Of Blasphemy

Jakarta Former Governor Ahok Found Guilty Of Blasphemy

Supporters and opponents of Purnama, who is more commonly known as Ahok, gathered outside the Supreme Court in Jakarta during histrial, leading to fears of unrest as the verdict was delivered. On Twitter , there was an outpouring of support for Ahok with the hashtag #RIPJustice, with many expressing concern on the implications for religious tolerance in Indonesia.



Trump warns Comey over leaks to media — Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking

Comey's dismissal has already been compared to Nixon's sacking of a special prosecutor dealing with the case in what is now remembered as the Saturday Night Massacre. Trump also threatened to cancel the daily news briefing at the White House, a longstanding practice, as he tried to assume control of the media coverage of Comey's firing for reasons that have continued to shift and change, reflecting a White House in complete chaos.


Red Sox issue lifetime ban to fan who used racial slur

Red Sox issue lifetime ban to fan who used racial slur

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, center, stands between Adam Jones and home plate umpire Sam Holbrook (34) after Jones was ejected arguing a strikeout during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Bosto. "I lost my respect for that organization", Machado said. "We have to recognize that this exists in our culture". Hennick said he didn't feel like the experience soured him on the ballpark or the city.



Trump 'raises concerns' with Abbas on prisoner payments

Later, during a working lunch with the USA and Palestinian delegations, Mr. Trump said the solution to peace is "something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years". "It's time for Israel to end its occupation of our people and of our land", he said. Israel rejects the 1967 lines as a possible border, saying it would impose grave security risks.