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Israeli raid, Jerusalem clashes ratchet tensions higher

JERUSALEM Israel sent extra troops into the occupied West Bank on Saturday and its police broke up a crowd of stone-throwing Palestinians in Jerusalem as international concern mounted over the deadliest outbreak of violence between the two sides for years. | Video

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Thousands ordered to evacuate as heavy rains hit northeast Japan

TOKYO Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some rail links, authorities said.

Japan 2:57pm IST

Arab League chief says Israel 'playing with fire' over Jerusalem

CAIRO The Arab League has warned Israel is "playing with fire" over the "red line" of Jerusalem and its foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday over Israeli-Palestinian violence, according to statements on Sunday.

Top News, Israel, 5:51pm IST

Britain needs transitional deal with EU, to end before next election - minister

LONDON British trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday that he backed a transition agreement to smooth Britain's departure from the European Union, but it would have to come to an end before the next election due in 2022.

5:35pm IST

Japanese PM Abe's support slides again before parliament appearance

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support slid 10 points to 26 percent in a poll published on Sunday, a day before Abe will be grilled in parliament over a suspected scandal that is cutting his ratings to the lowest since taking office in 2012.

Japan 5:52pm IST

Fretilin, CNRT lead East Timor's parliamentary poll; coalition eyed

DILI East Timor's two biggest political parties - Fretilin and the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) - have secured a combined 58 percent of votes in the country's parliamentary election, preliminary results showed on Sunday.

6:13pm IST

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