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Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon announced on Thursday it will not accept any more refugees from neighboring war-torn Syria, except in what authorities deem to be "exceptional" cases - a move that could prevent tens of thousands of Syrians from escaping the civil war....

AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor vows to calm city
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Jerusalem's mayor on Thursday called for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, as police beefed up security after a Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded light rail train station and killed a baby girl....

After alarm, Lebanese man tests negative for Ebola
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Lebanese man who arrived in Beirut from West Africa believing he may have Ebola was reassured by doctors that he is disease free but was still taken into a hospital quarantine on Thursday as a practice run to check the country's preparedness, a health official said....

Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Attackers inside Egypt fired an anti-tank missile and automatic rifles at a military vehicle in Israel on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military said....

Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi
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HURA, Israel (AP) -- He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern....

Expert: PTSD could be factor in activist's past
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DETROIT (AP) -- A Chicago Palestinian activist could have been affected by post-traumatic stress disorder when she failed to disclose on a U.S. citizenship application that she was convicted of bombings in Israel in 1969, a psychologist testified Tuesday....

Israelis question care of Hamas leader's daughter
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel and the Gaza Strip are bound by much more than enmity: Israel controls nearly everything that comes in and out of the territory, including food and energy, and sometimes allows Gazans to enter the country for medical care....

Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment....

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday....

Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and calling on Palestinians to defend a contested Jerusalem holy site "by any means."...