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A secret pay raise by Cabinet angers Palestinian public

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news A secret pay raise by Cabinet angers Palestinian public MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/religion fox-news/world fnc/world fnc Associated Press article 65ec6e85-f9fb-5b74-a6c2-553d12a4a535

The Palestinian labor market in the West Bank was limping along in 2017, with unemployment stubbornly high and economic growth slowing. But that didn’t stop the Palestinian Cabinet from secretly giving itself a series of lavish payouts and perks, highlighted by a 67% salary hike.

After the decision was kept quiet for two years, news of the Cabinet decision leaked this week in a series of documents posted anonymously to social media.

The revelations rocked the West Bank, where the cash-strapped government has been forced to slash employee salaries because of a financial crisis. Coming during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a time of high expenses for struggling families, the report renewed outrage among Palestinians who have long seen their leadership as out of touch and rife with corruption.

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Mother-of-three teacher, 42, died after swallowing $75 bag of cocaine in first class lounge before flight to Dubai

A mother-of-three accidentally killed herself when she swallowed a bag of cocaine in a first class airport lounge whilst waiting to fly home to Dubai.

British expat teacher Victoria Buchanan, 42, ate the resealable bag when she realized she still had the drugs in her possession whilst drinking a glass of champagne after she checked in with her luggage.

She had earlier bought $250 worth of the Class A drug during a family visit to the U.K. with her husband Mark, a shipping company boss.

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Victoria had $75 worth of cocaine left when she decided to swallow it in the hope of getting it back home — and moments later she collapsed with a severe seizure when the bag burst in her stomach.

Westlake Legal Group Victoria-Buchanan-Cavendish-Press Mother-of-three teacher, 42, died after swallowing $75 bag of cocaine in first class lounge before flight to Dubai The Sun fox-news/world/world-regions/united-kingdom fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/travel fnc/world fnc article 386ca5b9-8e04-5831-8e47-6165be4bfc20

Victoria Buchanan a British teacher accidentally killed herself with a lethal overdose after she swallowed a bag of cocaine in a first class airport lounge whilst waiting to fly home to Dubai.  (Cavendish Press)

OPIOID CRISIS HELPS EXPLAIN RISE IN COCAINE DEATHS: REPORT

Recording a conclusion of death by misadventure, assistant coroner Andrew Bridge said at the inquest: “My question is what on earth was she thinking?”

Onlookers at Manchester Airport initially believed Mrs. Buchanan was having an anaphylactic shock and administered an EpiPen she had in her handbag for a palm oil allergy but died later at Wythenshawe Hospital.

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The bag of cocaine was discovered during a post-mortem.

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At least four dead, two more injured after Australian gunman goes on shooting spree: reports

At least four people are dead and two more are injured after a lone gunman opened fire Tuesday night in a suburb just outside of Darwin, Australia, police said.

Northern Territory Police Duty Superintendent Lee Morgan confirmed that at least four people were killed when an unidentified 45-year-old man opened fire throughout the city using a pump-action shotgun, news.com.au reported.

At least two more people suffered gunshot wounds.

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In this image made from video, police proceed to apprehend a suspect on the ground next to a white truck, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Darwin Australia.  (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)

U.S. MARINE, 21, DIES FOLLOWING TRAINING ACCIDENT IN AUSTRALIA; THIRD FATAL DEATH SINCE APRIL

Morgan told the agency that the number of victims could grow as police have yet to canvas the entire area.

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Palms Motel on Darwin’s Esplanade was said to be one of the crime scenes police responded to.  (Google)

“We’re still working through a number of crime scenes so we still don’t know if there are others,” he said.

HUGE VENOMOUS SNAKE ‘HIDING’ NEAR PLAYGROUND CAPTURED AFTER BRIEF STRUGGLE, VIDEO SHOWS

Police responded to the suburb of Stuart Park Tuesday night at around 7:00 p.m. local time over reports of multiple shots fired, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. The suspect then moved to Woolner where more shots were reported.

The suspect also entered the Palms Hotel in Woolner and opened fire, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

The suspect was described by local media as a 45-year-old Caucasian man who was seen wearing reflective clothing and was driving a white Toyota Hilux UTE.

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Police kept parts of the surrounding city on lockdown until the suspect was taken into custody a short time later in Stuart Park. A possible motive for the deadly shooting was not immediately known but police said in a statement that the incident was not “terror-related.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Trump baby blimp flies in London as protests greet president

Westlake Legal Group ContentBroker_contentid-6c104a8fe68c4d3f8bedbde6ce552a93 Trump baby blimp flies in London as protests greet president JILL LAWLESS fox-news/world/world-regions/united-kingdom fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/world/world-regions/americas fox-news/world/environment fox-news/world fox-news/us fnc/world fnc Associated Press article 059d4274-716f-54d1-9fe2-c954f4e812af

As British Prime Minister Theresa May meets President Donald Trump on Tuesday, thousands of protesters plan to tell the U.S. leader he should have stayed at home.

Trade unions, women’s groups, peace campaigners and environmentalists are gathering in the capital to condemn Trump’s policies — and Britain’s decision to roll out the red carpet for a pomp-filled state visit.

Protests began with the flying of a giant blimp depicting the president as an angry orange baby, which rose from the grass of central London’s Parliament Square.

One group came dressed in the red cloaks and bonnets of characters from Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which is set in a dystopian, misogynist future America.

Leaders of Britain’s main opposition party are due to join demonstrators later at a rally in Trafalgar Square, just up the street from May’s Downing St. office. Police have erected barricades to stop protesters marching past the gates of Downing St.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is due to address the protest, which will be attended by several senior lawmakers from his left-of-center party.

Emily Thornberry, Labour’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, said Trump was “a sexual predator” and a racist who did not deserve the honor of a state visit hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Thornberry told the BBC that the leader of Britain’s most important ally should be stood up to “the way you deal with a bully” because “if you bow down in front of them you just get kicked harder.”

Not everyone in London was unwelcoming.

Lewis Metcalfe said he came to the city from his home in northern England to show support for the president.

“I’m obviously going to be a minority today,” said Metcalfe, who wore a “Make America Great Again” cap.

“I don’t agree with all his policies. He’s not the greatest president in the world, but he does get things done.”

Trump dined with the queen at Buckingham Palace and took tea with Prince Charles on Monday, the first day of his three-day visit.

Things are likely to become more awkward on Tuesday when he meets May, who is in the final weeks of her premiership. The two leaders have sharply differing views on issues including Iran, Brexit and Chinese telecoms firm Huawei.

Trump has already criticized May’s handling of Brexit and said May’s rival Boris Johnson would make an “excellent” prime minister.

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Faithful Muslims around the world begin celebrating Eid

Westlake Legal Group ContentBroker_contentid-ea50437ce81848c1bbb89cbb75859555-1 Faithful Muslims around the world begin celebrating Eid fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/religion fox-news/world fnc/world fnc d2bcc23b-7808-5514-850e-b535b3d445ce BEIRUT Associated Press article

Muslims across the Middle East and beyond are celebrating the start of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a time for family and festivities.

The holiday marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, when devout Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. As in previous years, the Muslim world was split on when the start of Eid is, as it’s based on sighting the new moon by eye. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE start Eid on Tuesday, whereas Egypt, Syria, Jordan and others won’t start till Wednesday.

Ordinarily a festive occasion, this year’s Eid comes amid war and turmoil in more than one area, including Yemen and Sudan, where the ruling military on Monday conducted a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, killing at least 35.

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The Latest: Trump’s UK opponents set to protest over visit

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe (all times local):

8:35 a.m.

As Prime Minister Theresa May meets President Donald Trump in Downing St., leaders of Britain’s political opposition will be joining protesters just up the street.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and senior lawmakers from his left-of-center party will be among thousands of demonstrators expressing noisy opposition to Trump’s visit on the streets of London.

Emily Thornberry, Labour’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, says Trump is “a sexual predator” and a racist and does not deserve the honor of a state visit.

Trump has dined with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and taken tea with Prince Charles on his pomp-filled trip to the U.K.

Things are likely to become more awkward on Tuesday when he meets May, who is in the final weeks of her premiership. The two leaders have sharply differing views on issues including Iran, Brexit and Chinese telecoms firm Huawei.

Trump has already criticized May’s handling of Brexit and said May’s rival Boris Johnson would make an “excellent” prime minister.

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5:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump will turn from pageantry to policy Tuesday as he joins British Prime Minister Theresa May for a day of talks likely to highlight fresh uncertainty in the allies’ storied relationship.

Trump and May are due to meet with corporate executives from the United States and United Kingdom, before an afternoon news conference on the second day of Trump’s state visit. The leaders’ top priority is a possible bilateral trade deal to take effect once the U.K. leaves the European Union.

Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on Oct. 31 unless both sides agree to an extension. Its position is in flux because May is stepping down as party leader Friday, setting in motion a race to succeed her as prime minister.

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New Israeli election highlights tense ties to ultra-Orthodox

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The trigger for Israel’s unprecedented repeat election touches upon one of the major fault lines in Israeli society — the role of the growing ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in modern life.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s prospective government collapsed last week over the issue of military draft exemptions for ultra-Orthodox men, a source of longtime resentment among the secular majority of Jewish Israelis who are required to serve.

The conflict over the draft law is just one of several deep disagreements over the role of religion in Israeli society. While religious parties wield significant political influence, experts say their cloistered communities are being left behind by modern society, with long-lasting negative consequences for the future of the country.

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Afghan president says he’ll visit Pakistan to improve ties

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he will visit Pakistan on June 27 to open a new chapter in his country’s uneasy relationship with its neighbor and mend ties that are often characterized by mistrust and tit-for-tat accusations.

In his message to mark Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that caps the fasting month of Ramadan, Ghani said he agreed to visit Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan after the two leaders met last week on the sidelines of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation meeting in Saudi Arabia.

“I hope the visit will be positive,” Ghani said.

Kabul routinely accuses Pakistan of harboring its Taliban enemies, yet in recent months Islamabad has lent its support to U.S. efforts to broker an end to Afghanistan’s long-running war.

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UN Security Council to discuss Sudan’s military crackdown

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The U.N. Security Council is set to discuss Sudan after its ruling military conducted a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

The United Kingdom and Germany requested the closed-door session, set for Tuesday afternoon.

Witnesses and protest leaders say Sudanese security forces opened fire, torched tents and killed at least 35 people Monday at the demonstrators’ main sit-in site in the capital, Khartoum.

Sudan’s military council said Tuesday it was canceling all agreements with protest leaders and would call elections within seven months.

The council’s head, Gen. Abedel-Fattah Burhan, also said the coalition representing the demonstrators shares responsibility for the bloodshed.

Protesters had camped for months outside the military’s headquarters as the two sides negotiated over who would run the country after longtime strongman Omar al-Bashir’s ouster in April.

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Australia cuts key interest rate to record low 1.25%

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Australia’s central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1.25% in the first rate change in almost three years.

The change Tuesday was widely expected after Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe said two weeks ago that inflation was likely to remain below the bank’s target range of 2% to 3% a year and that a decrease in the cash rate would likely be appropriate.

The bank moves interest rates to keep inflation within the target range. Inflation is currently running at 1.3%.

The cash rate last moved in August 2016 when it was reduced by 0.25% to 1.5%.

The rate has not been increased since November 2010 when it rose 0.25% to 4.75%.

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