Thousands of protesters chanted slogans against Mr. Trump’s orders

Protests in Lebanon Near U.S. Embassy After Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

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Lebanese security forces on Sunday fired tear gas and water cannons into crowds that had gathered near the United States Embassy, in a sign that protests against President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel may be escalating.

The 2,500-acre fire is moving at an "extremely rapid rate"

California fires: Two people burned in new blaze

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With weary firefighters continuing their assault on several major wildfires wreaking devastation across Southern California, two new blazes fired up Thursday, adding to the region's smoke-filled misery.

Trump also spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Arab leaders blast Trump's Jerusalem plan

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President Donald Trump outlined his intentions to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in calls with a series of Arab leaders Tuesday, meeting widespread condemnation from the region and beyond as he did so.

the official record books will forever show that Russia won zero medals

Russia Banned from Winter Olympics by I.O.C.

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Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound.

South Korea responds to Pyongyang’s first launch since September

North Korea Test-Fires Highest Missile Yet After Two-Month Hiatus

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North Korea fired what was likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into waters off Japan early Wednesday local time, U.S., Japanese and South Korean authorities said, ending a more than two-month hiatus from Pyongyang and threatening to ramp up tensions with the U.S. and in the region.

the first person charged and successfully prosecuted in the attacks

Libyan Convicted of Terrorism in Benghazi Attacks but Acquitted of Murder

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A former militia leader from Libya was convicted on Tuesday of terrorism charges arising from the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed a United States ambassador and three other Americans. But he was acquitted of multiple counts of the most serious offense, murder.

ash has reached heights of 2.5 miles (4,000 meters)

Bali volcano shuts down flights, sends residents scurrying to safety

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Volcanic eruptions on the Indonesian resort island of Bali have prompted officials to cancel flights and move about 24,000 residents out of the way as a thick ash cloud from Mount Agung, thousands of meters high, drifts east and southeast along the archipelago.

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