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VOA 2018-04-03
04-05-2018, 08:25 PM
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VOA 2018-04-03




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At least 1500 Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured by Israeli security forces confronting one of the largest Palestinian demonstrations in recent years along the Israel Gaza border. * is the Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations. These peaceful demonstrators pose no threats whatsoever to Israel or its heavily armed soldiers. Yet, it's the unhappy soldiers use live ammunition, tear gas and * bullets to shoot indiscriminately. Israel accuses militants of carrying out attacks under the cover of protests. UN secretary general * has called for an independent and transparent investigation into the clashes. In Syria there are conflicting reports about the main rebel group in Eastern Guta near Damascus has agreed with Russia to leave the town of *. Syrian government forces have surrounded * where tens of thousands of civilians leave. The recapture of * would represent a major victory for president * . He will eliminate last major rebel stronghold in the Damascus' area since the war began seven years ago.
A mass fire has broken out in the world's food program facility in Yemen. Yemen's official news agency reported the fire on Saturday, quoting a Yemen official and saying a fire cause severe damage to humanitarian aid held the outpost. The cause of the fire is unclear. And an official told the French news agency the fire * four warehouses and destroyed an estimated 50 tons of food. The Yemen officials are urging the United Nations to investigate.
* is underway in * after Saturday's election to choose their new president in a one-hour vote. *'s election monitor says the vote was very professional. The * was open and transparent and we are just impressed from what we have seen at this polling station and we are hoping this would a pattern across the country. The current president * is stepping down these year after serving two five-year terms.
Russia ordered Britain to cut more than 50 people from its diplomatic nation in Russia. The move comes as relations between the two countries deteriorated further following the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain. On Friday the Kremlin ordered 59 diplomats from 23 western nations to leave the country in retaliation for the expulsion of Russian diplomats.
Crowds lined the street of * Saturday for the funeral of physicists Steven Harking who died March 14 at age of 76. The famous scientist signed books and television cameos made him a pop culture icon. Harking's funeral was held Saturday at the Cambridge University Church known as *.
China's Tiangong-1 space station is hurdling towards earth and it's expected to crash into the atmosphere in the next 24 hours. It's the largest man-made object to reenter earth atmosphere in a decade. The European space agencies * says there's minimal risk. Uncontrolled reentering happen all the time. The risk of * is very low. There have been 30000 tons of * coming down * and there's no single reported casualty. Any surviving pieces at this space station are expected to end up in the ocean.
Catholic churches in Columbia have donated a quarter million * wafers to congregations in neighboring Venezuela where a food crisis had led to two shortages of the holy bread. Venezuela's economic crisis fueled a declining oil production has led to shortages of many stable food items.
A new associated press poll shows only one and ten African Americans thinks the United States has achieved all the goals of the civil rights movement, nearly 50 years after the assassination of civil rights champion Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was killed on April 4th, 1968 while he was at a motel in *. *, a segregationist pleaded guilty of the killing and spent his life in prison before his death in 1998.

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