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World in brief: August 8, 2020

PALESTINE: A woman died yesterday after being shot in the chest during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

The ministry blamed Israeli fire for the dawn gunshot that wounded Dalia Samoudi, 23, who died later in hospital.

Palestinian media said Ms Samoudi had been standing at her window as Israeli troops fired tear gas and gunshots, but the Israeli army said the violence was instigated by Palestinians as its troops conducted a “routine operation.”

GERMANY: A nudist had the last laugh after giving chase to a wild boar that had run off with a bag containing his laptop.

Pictures posted on social media show the naked man running after a sow and her two piglets, to the mirth of fellow bathers at Berlin's Devil’s Lake.

Adele Landauer, an actor and coach who says she took the pictures, wrote that the man “gave his all.” German daily Bild reported yesterday that the man, who wasn't identified, succeeded in recovering his pilfered laptop.

CUBA: President Miguel Diaz-Canel has blasted legal attacks against Brazilian leftist leader and former president Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva.

“The use of the judiciary against left-wing leaders is an imperial monster aimed to increase their dominance over the peoples of [our America],” Miguel-Canel wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

On Wednesday Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court granted Lula’s lawyers access to all documents used to jail him in 2018 before the country’s general election. He was released last November.

LIBYA: The foreign ministers of Malta, Turkey and Libya announced new tripartite co-operation late on Thursday night.

They agreed to resume flights between the three countries, to return Maltese and Turkish businesses to war-torn Libya and to combat human trafficking.

Malta and Turkey also expressed readiness to provide “the necessary needs and equipment to upgrade the capabilities” of the EU-supported Libyan Coastguard, which has returned 6,848 refugees to the country’s reviled detention centres this year.


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