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Associated Press/Photo by Oded Balilty

Israeli protesters want to cancel Netanyahu

International | Calls increase for the prime minister’s resignation
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/07/20, 01:25 pm

Protesters calling for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation gathered outside his official residence and his beach house in central Israel while thousands flooded intersections across the country last weekend. Some held signs that read, “Crime Minister,” and, “Make Israel Free Again,” and many pledged to return to the streets this weekend. Police said they detained at least 12 demonstrators and cleared out others from the prime minister’s residence.

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Aid trickles in to Lebanon

by Seth Johnson
Posted 8/06/20, 06:25 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron visited Beirut on Thursday and promised aid but no blank checks, saying Tuesday’s explosion needs to be a turning point. “If reforms are not carried out, Lebanon will continue to sink,” Macron said. Small protests have popped up in the country as citizens decry government corruption and negligence—especially that of Iran-supported Hezbollah—that contributed to the disaster.

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Associated Press/Photo by Thein Zaw

Myanmar sentences pastor for defying COVID-19 orders

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 8/06/20, 04:32 pm

Pastor David Lah, a Canadian citizen born in Myanmar, held a worship service on April 7 in Yangon, the largest city in the Southeast Asian country also known as Burma. A court on Thursday convicted him of violating Myanmar’s coronavirus gathering ban and sentenced him to three months in prison. The judge applied the time Lah spent in jail awaiting a ruling against the sentence and said authorities likely will release him within a few weeks.

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