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Thousands in Gaza mourn 7 killed in border clashes
Thousands in Gaza mourn 7 killed in border clashes

Thousands of Palestinians attended funerals Saturday for seven young men shot dead a day earlier by Israeli troops during fresh demonstrations along the Gaza border, an AFP correspondent said. Mourners, including leaders of the enclave's Islamist rulers Hamas, chanted slogans condemning Israel for shooting civilians and called on the international community to deliver justice.

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Pope's canonization of Paul VI, Romero personal, political

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis will canonize two of the most important and contested figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church, declaring Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as models of saintliness for the faithful today.

Fake news or chilling message? Journalist's disappearance divides Saudis

Some Saudis are treating Turkish allegations that prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in their country's consulate in Istanbul as fake news. Others see the alleged murder of Khashoggi, an outspoken critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as a chilling message for opponents of the Saudi government and a sign that the crown prince's much heralded reforms are unlikely to embrace real freedom of expression. Khashoggi, a high-profile commentator on the Middle East, entered the consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 to obtain marriage documents.

Why No One Wins a War over the South China Sea
Why No One Wins a War over the South China Sea

The gradual expansion of Chinese power in the South China Sea has caused great alarm. However, it should be less alarming than the looming prospect of a trade war, in which the United States will be fighting alone.

The Japanese Military's Greatest Enemy Isn't China
The Japanese Military's Greatest Enemy Isn't China

But a shrinking population...

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