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May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal

(Worthy News) – Prime Minister Theresa May will hail “a new sense of optimism” in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week “to move forwards together” to discuss future trade ties. May, weakened after losing her Conservatives’ parliamentary majority at…

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Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor

(Worthy News) – Archaeologists in Egypt have displayed items, including a mummy, from one of two previously unexplored tombs in the ancient Nile city of Luxor. The mummy is believed to be that of a senior official from Egypt’s “New Kingdom”, about 3,500 years ago. Other items included figurines, wooden masks and richly coloured wall…

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Mystery Attacks Caused Brain Damage in US Embassy Workers in Cuba

(Worthy News) – The U.S. embassy workers in Cuba who were initially thought to have been attacked by a “sonic weapon” have sustained damage to the white matter in their brains, scans reveal. And officials are increasingly skeptical that a sonic weapon was the cause, the Associated Press reported. The first symptoms of a possible…

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Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State

(Worthy News) – An Iraqi military parade in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone celebrated final victory over Islamic State on Sunday, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looking on as troops marched in formation, their bodies spelling ‘victory day’ in Arabic. Iraqi forces recaptured the last areas still under Islamic State control along the border with…

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Egypt's Sisi invites Abbas to Cairo to discuss Trump's Jerusalem move

(Worthy News) – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to Cairo on Monday to discuss US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a presidential statement said on Sunday. The statement said Sisi wanted to discuss “ways to deal with the crisis in a manner that preserves…

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IDF destroys cross-border Hamas tunnel, second in recent weeks

(Worthy News) – The IDF destroyed a large Hamas tunnel that penetrated into Israeli territory from Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis announced on Sunday. This is the second time in some six weeks that such a discovery was made. “Locating two terrorist tunnels in recent weeks is an operational…

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Trump's Jerusalem Declaration Sparks Talk of 3rd Temple

(Worthy News) – While Muslims jeer, Israelis cheer President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, prompting Jewish religious activists to suggest building the Third Temple is closer to reality than ever before. “What he did … was an enormous step in bringing the Temple,” said Asaf Fried, official spokesman for the United Temple Movement, an association of organizations…

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Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem protests

(Worthy News) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces renewed pressure from Europe on Monday to reboot the Middle East’s moribund peace process following widespread criticism of the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Jewish state’s capital. Netanyahu will be in Brussels for an informal breakfast with EU foreign ministers who will urge him to…

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California inducts nation's first all-LGBT city council

(Worthy News) – The country’s first all-LGBT city council was sworn in this week in California, CBS Los Angeles reports. The history-making council’s newest members – Lisa Middleton, the first transgender person elected to a non-judicial office in California; and Christy Holstege, an attorney who identifies as bisexual – were sworn in during Wednesday night’s…

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