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Trump says he's Israel's best White House friend

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. -- HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that Israel has never had a better friend in the White House than him because, unlike his predecessors, "I kept my promises."
Trump energized an audience that numbered in the hundreds at the American Israeli Council National Summit in Florida by recounting his record on issues of importance to Jews, including an extensive riff on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and relocate the U.S.
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North Korea says denuclearization isn't up for negotiations

CAMEROON, CAMEROON -- North Korea said Saturday that denuclearization has "already gone out of the negotiation table" and it does not need to have lengthy talks with the United States as the end-of-year deadline set by its leader Kim Jong Un for substantial U.S.
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Rocket hits Iraqi cleric's home following deadly Baghdad attack

A rocket fired from a drone targeted the home of populist Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on Saturday, lawmakers from his Saeroon party said, following one of the bloodiest nights in recent weeks in Baghdad.
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North Korea says it carried out a 'very important test'

SEOUL, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF -- SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- North Korea said Sunday it carried out a "very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that will have a key effect on the country's strategic position.
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Royals quash rumours about Queen's retirement

TORONTO -- In a rare statement, a spokesperson for Prince Charles has dismissed persistent rumours claiming Queen Elizabeth II plans to retire when she turns 95.
“There are no plans for any change in arrangements at the age of 95 — or any other age,” the Clarence House spokesperson told CTVNews.ca in an email on Saturday.
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Family recalls how Florida navy base shooting victim 'died a hero'

The family of one of the victims of Friday's shooting at a Florida naval base says the 23-year-old "died a hero," as he pointed first responders to the attacker in his last minutes of life.   
Joshua Watson, who had just graduated from the U.S.
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Prince Charles’ office issues statement about Queen's retirement

TORONTO -- In a rare statement, a spokesperson for Prince Charles has dismissed persistent rumours claiming Queen Elizabeth II plans to retire when she turns 95.
“There are no plans for any change in arrangements at the age of 95 — or any other age,” the Clarence House spokesperson told CTVNews.ca in an email on Saturday.
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Victims of Florida navy base shooting tried to stop attacker, families say

The family of one of the victims of Friday's shooting at a Florida naval base says the 23-year-old "died a hero," as he pointed first responders to the attacker in his last minutes of life.   
Joshua Watson, who had just graduated from the U.S.
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Naval base shooter investigated for possible terrorism links

PENSACOLA, FLA. -- U.S. officials investigating the deadly attack by a Saudi aviation student at a naval air station in Florida were working Saturday to determine whether it was motivated by terrorism.
An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people.
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The family of one of the victims of Friday's shooting at a Florida naval base says the 23-year-old "died a hero," as he pointed first responders to the attacker in his last minutes of life.   
Joshua Watson, who had just graduated from the U.S.
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Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

PENSACOLA, FLA. -- The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S.
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Lebanese women march in Beirut against sexual harassment

BEIRUT -- Scores of women marched through the streets of Beirut on Saturday to protest sexual harassment and bullying and demanding rights including the passing of citizenship to children of Lebanese women married to foreigners.
The march started outside the American University of Beirut, west of the capital, and ended in a downtown square that has been witnessing daily protests for more than seven weeks.
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Iraqi officials raise toll to 25 killed in Baghdad bloodshed

BAGHDAD -- Iraqi officials said Saturday the casualty toll had risen to 25 dead and 130 wounded after a bloody night of attacks by unknown gunmen that targeted anti-government demonstrators in the capital.
Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the head of parliament's Sairoon bloc, said a drone had targeted his home in the holy city of Najaf on Saturday, according to statements from the political party.
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