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'Wisdom and Prudence':Pope Francis calls

Pope Francis on Sunday renewed a call for "wisdom and prudence" over US President Donald Trump`s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel`s capital, which has sparked protests and clashes.

"The Holy Father renews his appeal for the wisdom and prudence of everyone, and raises fervent prayers so that the leaders of nations, in this time of special gravity, commit themselves to avert a new spiral of violence," a statement from the Vatican said.

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Bag of ammunition discovered near Christmas market in Berlin

Bag of ammunition discovered near Christmas market in Berlin

A “large amount” of ammunition was discovered Sunday evening near a Christmas market in Berlin, prompting the police to trigger a “danger situation” alarm, Bild reports.

The ammunition, according to the publication, was discovered by a tenant of an underground car park at Spandauer Damm. The individual immediately alerted police. The munitions were allegedly found behind a stack of winter tires in a small plastic bag.

There were around 200 rounds of new 7.65 caliber ammunition, according to the report. The cartridges were in sealed plastic bags and in their original boxes.

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UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children

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The United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have died from a lack of medical care.

UNICEF says in a statement on Sunday that during a rare international aid convoy to a neighborhood in the besieged eastern Ghouta district at the end of November, its aid workers described one of the worst health and nutrition situations since the conflict began in 2011.

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North Korea made progress on missile but getting paranoid

North Korea made progress on missile but getting paranoid

North Korea has certainly made progress in its missile development programme but it is also getting paranoid due to the increasing global isolation, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Sunday.

US President Donald Trump last month declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, a move that allows the Trump administration to impose additional sanctions on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes.

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New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns.

Crews with help from water-dropping aircraft saved several homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze churning deeper into foothill areas northwest of Los Angeles that haven’t burned in decades. New evacuations were ordered in Carpinteria, a seaside city in Santa Barbara County that has been under fire threat for days.

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6 Islamic State positions bombarded between Diyala

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Iraqi troops bombarded six Islamic State positions in a border area between Diyala and Salahuddin, a provincial official said.

“Iraqi security forces in cooperation with al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] fighters fired mortar shells at six positions of Islamic State at Albu Canaan village in the border are between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces,” Abdul-Khaleq al-Azzawi, a member of Diyala province council, told Alghad Press on Sunday.

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Taliban kill 3 Afghan soldiers in attack

Taliban kill 3 Afghan soldiers in attack

Taliban terrorists killed three Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint.

Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor of the eastern Ghazni province, said two other soldiers were wounded. He says eight terrorists were killed and more than 10 others were wounded. 

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the militants were able to overrun the checkpoint and seize weapons and ammunition. 

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Saudi jets bombard Yemeni TV station, kills 4

Saudi jets bombard Yemeni TV station

The Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen has attacked the headquarters of the Yemen al-Youm TV channel in the capital.

Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported that in addition to the casualties, the Friday Saudi air raids caused serious damage to the building of the TV station and its equipment. 

The building of the Yemen al-Youm TV channel had been targeted twice by Saudi jets over the last week. 

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Palestinians continue mass protests against Trump's move on Jerusalem

Palestinians Continue Mass Protests

The Palestinians continue to protest in Bethlehem and eastern Jerusalem against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Trump's announcement has to massive protests by Palestinians in several cities across the disputed territories dubbed the "day of rage," with over 1,000 being injured in clashes. In addition, Hamas movement slammed Trump’s decision has called for an "intifada" against Israel.

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Two Palestinian gunmen kill in Gaza,Israeli retaliation airstrikes

Two Palestinian gunmen kill in Gaza,Israeli retaliation airstrikes

Israel launched fresh airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to rocket fire from the enclave and the Palestinian Islamist Hamas group said two of its gunmen were killed in the bombings.

Militants fired at least three rockets toward Israeli towns from the Hamas-controlled strip on Friday, which was declared a “day of rage” by Palestinian factions protesting U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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