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Israel Shoots Grenade-Throwing Gazan on Border

A Palestinian threw grenades at Israeli soldiers while attempting to cross the Gaza border overnight and was shot by Israeli forces, the army and the Gaza health ministry said Friday.

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Family of Palestinian Boy Wounded in Head Wants Answers from Israel

The nine-year-old Palestinian boy lies in a hospital bed without speaking, his wounded head wrapped in bandages, and his father says he wants answers from Israel over how it happened.

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Berlin Says Amazon Wildfires 'Acute Emergency', Belongs on G7 Agenda

The fires raging in the Amazon rainforest amount to an "acute emergency" and Chancellor Angela Merkel believes it should be discussed by world leaders when they meet for this weekend's G7 summit, her spokesman said Friday.

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Macron Meets Iran FM to Push for G7 Detente

French President Emmanuel Macron was to hold talks Friday with Iran's foreign minister ahead of a G7 meeting where he will attempt to soothe tensions between Tehran and Washington at what risks being a stormy summit.

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Report: Israel Bombed Iraq Weapons Depot

Israel has carried out at least one strike against a weapons depot in Iraq, The New York Times reported Thursday.

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Amazon Fires: How Celebrities are Spreading Misinformation

Many high-profile figures seeking to denounce the fires in the Amazon -- from Madonna and Cristiano Ronaldo to Leonardo DiCaprio and Emmanuel Macron -- have unwittingly ended up misleading millions on social media, either sharing photographs of the region that are years old or images taken in other parts of the world.

Official figures show nearly 73,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months of the year, the highest number for any year since 2013. Most were in the Amazon.

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Damascus Forces Surround Turkish Army Post

Syrian government forces surrounded a Turkish military observation post on Friday after overrunning nearby villages following their capture of a key northwestern town from jihadists, a war monitor said.

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Homemade Bomb Kills Israeli, Wounds Two Others in West Bank

A rare homemade bomb attack in the occupied West Bank killed one Israeli on Friday while seriously wounding her father and brother as they visited a spring near a Jewish settlement, officials said.

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Syrian Jailed for Germany Knife Killing that Sparked Far-Right Protests

A 24-year-old Syrian man was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in jail Thursday for a knife killing that sparked racist street violence and far-right protests in the eastern German city of Chemnitz.

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Google, Apple Say Protecting Kazakhs from Government Snooping

Google and other tech giants have said they will block an internet security certificate issued by Kazakhstan's authoritarian government over concerns it can intercept people's data.

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