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UN vote on Israel caps combative year for U.S. on world stage

International | Plus, WORLD’s senior editor picks the top 10 Globe Trot stories of 2017
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/22/17, 04:59 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Eight countries joined the United States in voting against a resolution to condemn it for its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel—a combative chapter closing a combative year for the United States on the world stage. In the vote, 35 countries abstained, including leading U.S. allies Canada and Australia, and 128 voted in favor, including most European nations and Great Britain.

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New York City truck attack patterned after ISIS instructions

International | Driver’s actions mimicked vehicle attacks on pedestrians in Europe
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/01/17, 02:17 pm

UNITED STATES: An Uber driver turned terrorist truck driver on Tuesday plowed into pedestrians and cyclists—killing eight and wounding at least 11—along a lower Manhattan park beautified in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

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Cameroon echoes global cries for independence

International | Rights group accuses security forces of killing 17 secessionist demonstrators
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/03/17, 01:40 pm

At least 17 people died in weekend clashes between security forces and protesters in Cameroon’s English-speaking region amid calls for independence from the country’s French-majority region, according to Amnesty International.

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