World News Briefs -- May 15, 2018

The Guardian: Global protests grow after Israeli killing of Palestinian demonstrators

UN officials condemn ‘outrageous human rights violation’ as Palestinians prepare to bury their dead

International condemnation of Israel’s killing of 59 Palestinian protesters in Gaza escalated as thousands rallied in the coastal enclave to bury the dead from the latest round of violence.

The killings took place on Monday during demonstrations at the Gaza border fence, which coincided with a high-profile ceremony to mark the controversial transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the Trump administration that overturned decades of US foreign policy.

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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire along Gaza border: ministry.

Thousands begin to bury 60 dead as world reacts to Gaza violence.

UN Security Council set to discuss Gaza after a deadly day.

Israel faces diplomatic fallout after dozens killed in Gaza.

Syria regime advances in IS-held pocket of Damascus. Syrian government forces seize last rebel enclave in Homs.

Russian support gave Assad half of Syria: study.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran's central bank chief, others.

U.S. withdrawal from nuclear deal, embassy move are historic mistakes, Iran says.

Populist cleric Sadr all but wins Iraq election.


South Korea military says North Korea making preparations to close nuclear site.

N. Koreans visit Beijing to learn about China's reforms: ministry.

US, Afghanistan launch air strikes as Taliban attack western city.

‘Serious measures’ taken as Taliban attack Farah city in western Afghanistan. aliban launch large-scale assault on western Afghan city.

India's Congress bids to block Modi party in key state. In big boost, Indian PM Modi's party emerges strongest in state poll.

Malaysia's 92-year-old PM says he'll stay in office for 1-2 years.

Former Taiwan president gets jail time for information leak.

Ex-Comoros president questioned over passport scheme.


Haftar's forces make push on opposition-held Libyan city of Derna.

Ugandan troops not at ease inside Somalia war.

Somalia: Puntland, Somaliland forces clash outside Tukaraq.

Burundi to hold referendum to extend Nkurunziza rule.

Egypt arrests activist on charges of insulting president.

South African group under fire for lobbying US for white rights.

Britons captured in DR Congo park 'lucky to be alive'.


EU tells Iran it will try to protect firms from US sanctions. Europe, Iran seek to save nuclear deal after US pullout.

Merkel on Iran deal: We experienced setback in EU relations with US. Merkel says European ties with U.S. set back over Iran.

US starts turning the heat up on EU over Iran deal — Lavrov.

New Catalan leader calls for end of direct rule by Madrid.

Protests in London as Erdogan visits.

German economy loses steam.

Russian opposition leader Navalny gets 30-day jail sentence.

France, Chechen Republic head trade accusations over Paris attacker.


Voters cast ballots in 4 states; in Pa., redrawn map in play.

Trump says Melania 'doing really well'. Trump says first lady to leave hospital in ‘2 or 3 days’.

Nicaraguan students enraged at repression turn on government.

Exclusive: As Venezuelans suffer, Maduro buys foreign oil to subsidize Cuba.

Amazon and Starbucks blast Seattle tax to fight homelessness.

Pope crisis talks with Chile bishops over abuse may lead to purge.

Lava flow from Hawaii volcano could last for weeks — and paper masks won't keep you safe.


IS vows to fight to death in battle for areas near Deir el-Zour.

Family photo becomes new picture of militancy in Indonesia.

Suspected US airstrike kills 3 al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen.


Facebook says posts with graphic violence rose in early 2018.

AP sources: Tepper to buy NFL Panthers for record $2.2 billion.

Kaspersky to move from Russia to Switzerland after spying allegations.

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