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1 dead, 2 injured, including a 6-year-old girl in US

1 dead, 2 injured, including a 6-year-old girl in US

A shooting incident has left one person dead and two other people injured in Union Country, N.J., authorities say.The drive-by shooting happened at about 2:30 p.m. Friday which left a man seriously injured who died a short time later. A 6-year-old girl, who was on the back porch of a house, was injured when the shooter shot her in the leg. The third person was a woman who was shot in the leg, but was treated at the scene.

Officers have begun their investigation, saying that they know the suspect’s name, but so far nobody has been arrested.

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Survey: Two thirds of Israelis support withdrawal from East Jerusalem

Survey: Two thirds of Israelis support withdrawal from East Jerusalem

Results of a recent Israeli survey showed that around two thirds of the Israelis support full withdrawal of Israeli army and settlers from East Jerusalem, Israeli newspaper Maariv reported on Friday. According to the survey, 29 percent of the Israelis objected to this full withdrawal from East Jerusalem, the survey showed.

It also showed that 67 of the Israelis are not satisfied with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance regarding the on-going intifada.

Meanwhile, 61 percent of the Israelis supported the economic boycott for the Palestinians living in Israel, while 29 percent objected to this.

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U.S. delivers 50 tons of ammunition to Syria rebel groups

U.S. delivers 50 tons of ammunition to Syria rebel groups

U.S. military cargo planes gave 50 tons of ammunition to rebel groups overnight in northern Syria, using an air drop of 112 pallets as the first step in the Obama Administration's urgent effort to find new ways to support those groups.

Details of the air mission over Syria were confirmed by a U.S. official not authorized to speak publicly because the details have not yet been formally announced.

C-17s, accompanied by fighter escort aircraft, dropped small arms ammunition and other items like hand grenades in Hasakah province in northern Syria to a coalition of rebels groups vetted by the US, known as the Syrian Arab Coalition.

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Hillary Clinton Speech Interrupted by Black Student Activists

Hillary Clinton Speech Interrupted by Black Student Activists

The protesters on Friday began chanting “black lives matter” a few minutes into her speech.At first, the former secretary of state acknowledged them: “Yes they do and I’m gonna talk a lot about that in a minute,” she said. She then tried ignoring the protesters, shouting her remarks over the chants, CNN reported.”I have some issues to discuss and proposals …

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Saudi prince: ‘I will support Israel in an intifada with the Palestinians’

Saudi prince: 'I will support Israel in an intifada with the Palestinians'

According to the Kuwaiti daily Al Qabas, Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal said on Tuesday that he would support Israel in an intifada and that Saudi Arabia must reconsider its regional commitments and devise a new strategy to combat Iran's increasing influence in the Gulf by forging a defense pact with the Jewish state.

"I will side with the Jewish nation and its democratic aspirations in case of outbreak of a Palestinian intifada and I shall exert all my influence to break any ominous Arab initiatives set to condemn Tel Aviv, because I deem the Arab-Israeli entente and future friendship necessary to impede the dangerous Iranian encroachment," Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) quoted Prince al-Waleed as saying.

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Ex-Syria ambassador: Obama policy not ‘working,’ 400k more may die

Ex-Syria ambassador: Obama policy not 'working,' 400k more may die

Robert Ford, former U.S. ambassador to Syria, said he resigned his post because of the Obama administration's failed Syria policy and he predicted that another 300,000 to 400,000 Syrians will die if nothing is done to stop the bloodshed. Asked by Sharyl Attkisson on "Full Measure" Sunday why he had resigned, Ford said: "The reason is, I could no longer defend the administration's policy on Syria."

He then repeated three times that he knew the policy "wasn't working."

He resigned just after administration officials announced that Obama had approved a plan to provide training and equipment to moderate Syrian rebels. The $500 million program was ended this week after it came under fire for training only a handful of rebels in the fight against the Islamic State. Many of the weapons the U.S. sent to the moderates quickly passed to al Qaeda in Syria and other jihadist groups.

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Mass march held in Paris to protest racism

Mass march held in Paris to protest racism

Thousands of people have attended a rally in the French capital, Paris, to protest against continued discrimination and social harassment of minorities and ethnic groups. The Saturday march saw people from across France coming to Paris to call for "dignity" and mark a decade since the deaths of two youths sparked nationwide riots.

Participants descended on northern Parisian district of Barbes and called for “justice, reparation, unity.” They said that they want to bring into light the “increasingly deplorable social conditions and the harassment and humiliation of local people (which) constitute daily life for black people, Arabs, Roma and working class white people.”

In 2005 riots broke out after the two youths were electrocuted at a power substation on October 27 in the northern Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois, which has a considerable population of migrants.

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Children bearing brunt of war in Yemen, UNICEF says

Children bearing brunt of war in Yemen, UNICEF says

Nearly 400 children killed and 377 children recruited as child soldiers since the Saudi-led bombing began in March. UNICEF's report released on Wednesday, says that 398 children have been killed and 377 others have been recruited to fight since the Saudi-led coalition began air strikes in Yemen.

"This conflict is a particular tragedy for Yemeni children," Julien Harneis, UNICEF Representative in Yemen, said.

"Children are being killed by bombs or bullets and those that survive face the growing threat of disease and malnutrition. This cannot be allowed to continue," he added.

The UN said that as devastating as the conflict is for the lives of children, it will have terrifying consequences for their future.

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Ex-British PM Tony Blair apologizes for Iraq War ‘mistakes’

Ex-British PM Tony Blair apologizes for Iraq War 'mistakes'

Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologized for "mistakes" made in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. Blair also said there are "elements of truth" in claims that the invasion was the main cause of the rise of the Islamic State group, in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria that was broadcast Sunday.

Britain and the United States under the George W. Bush administration attacked Iraq following a belief, based on intelligence, that Saddam Hussein's regime had weapons of mass destruction. No major weapons of mass destruction were found.

Speaking to CNN, Blair said: "I can say that I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong because, even though he (Saddam) had used chemical weapons extensively against his own people, against others, the program in the form that we thought it was did not exist in the way that we thought."

By the time the war officially ended on Dec. 15, 2011, more than 4,000 U.S. troops and 179 British servicemembers had died and over 100,000 Iraqi civilians were killed, according to the website Iraq Body Count.

Blair also apologized "for some of the mistakes in planning and, certainly, our mistake in our understanding of what would happen once you removed the regime."

But he did not apologize for the Iraq War itself, adding: "I find it hard to apologize for removing Saddam. I think, even from today in 2015, it is better that he's not there than that he is there."

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Activists, Family Members of Inmates Protest What They Say Are Inhumane Conditions at Rikers

Activists, Family Members of Inmates Protest What They Say Are Inhumane Conditions at Rikers

Activists and family members of inmates marched to Rikers Island Saturday to protest what they say are inhumane conditions at the prison. Organizers are calling on the city to shut down Rikers. They're also demanding an end to solitary confinement and youth incarceration.

They say they condemn Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed reforms because they believe they ignore the structural violence against prisoners.

"Reforms like those only distract us from our goal, which is closing these institutions all together," said one protester. "We don't want to make it a little better so that more people can get thrown in jail and, like, rot away, but maybe in a little more socially acceptable way."

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