Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket lands in Beersheba: army

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli jets struck targets in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday after a rocket fired by militants in the coastal enclave struck a house in the major Israeli city of Beersheba, the Israeli military said. A medical official told Israel Radio that three people were taken to hospital with injuries after the rocket struck the house. Residents ...

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Royal tour: Prince Harry gets his beard rubbed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince Harry was meeting children with his wife, the Duchess of Sussex Protocol was well and truly flouted on the latest leg of the royal tour when a five-year-old boy touched Prince Harry’s beard. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are touring Australia and New Zealand after announcing they’re expecting a baby. ...

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U.S. oil service firms face tough quarter despite high crude prices

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Even as crude prices hover near four-year highs, U.S. oilfield service firms’ third-quarter results due out in coming days will reflect a shaky recovery, as their customers face drilling constraints and pressure to hold down spending. FILE PHOTO: A drilling crew member raises drill pipe onto the drilling rig floor on an oil rig in the Permian ...

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Jesus Just Got Banned from His Own Birthday: This School Is Sanitizing Their Christmas Songs

A Virginia middle school is removing all mention of Jesus Christ in their upcoming school-wide Christmas program. David Allen, whose child attends Robious Middle School, is unhappy about the sudden change and emailed the choir teacher. He provided NBC12 with a copy of the exchange. The teacher told Allen, “We had a few students who weren’t comfortable singing a piece ...

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British royals charm drought-stricken Australian town

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A 5-year-old boy tugged Prince Harry’s red beard and scored big hugs from the British royal and his wife, Meghan, after they touched down on Wednesday in the rural Australian city of Dubbo, where farmers are struggling with drought. Harry and Meghan delighted a long line of school children at the airport in Dubbo, about 300 km ...

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Blind British man climbs Europe’s highest mountain

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch Jack reach the summit of Mount Elbrus A 23-year-old is thought to have become the first blind British man to reach the summit of Europe’s highest mountain. Jack Garner faced winds of more than 50mph, -37C wind chill and a longer stay than usual on Mount Elbrus due to extreme weather ...

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Softbank ‘anxiously’ monitoring Saudi Arabia situation: executive

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) – Softbank Group (9984.T) Chief Operating Officer Marcelo Claure said on Tuesday it is “business at usual” at companies backed by its nearly $100 billion Vision Fund despite a tense situation with Saudi Arabia, which provided nearly half of the fund’s capital. FILE PHOTO: People walk behind the logo of SoftBank Corp in Tokyo December 18, ...

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