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Israel condemns 'hypocrisy' of UN rights council on Gaza

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Israel condemns 'hypocrisy' of UN rights council on Gaza

Israel condemned the “hypocrisy and absurdity” of the UN Human Rights Council after it voted Friday to send war crimes investigators to probe the shootings of Gaza protesters by Israeli forces. “Israel totally rejects the resolution of the UN Human Rights Council, that once again has proven itself to be a body made up of a built-in anti-Israeli majority, guided by hypocrisy and absurdity,” the Israeli foreign ministry said in a statement.

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Israel condemns 'hypocrisy' of UN rights council on Gaza

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Israel condemns 'hypocrisy' of UN rights council on Gaza

Israel condemned the “hypocrisy and absurdity” of the UN Human Rights Council after it voted Friday to send war crimes investigators to probe the shootings of Gaza protesters by Israeli forces. “Israel totally rejects the resolution of the UN Human Rights Council, that once again has proven itself to be a body made up of a built-in anti-Israeli majority, guided by hypocrisy and absurdity,” the Israeli foreign ministry said in a statement.

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Yanny or Laurel? Soundbite sparks internet din

Yanny or Laurel? Soundbite sparks internet din

The collective sensory experiment causing a Twitter tizzy mushroomed from a short audio clip originally published by a high school student on Reddit, The New York Times said Wednesday. Roland Szabo, 18, said he recorded the seemingly innocuous audio from a vocabulary website while doing a project for his school in the US state of Georgia. Input from celebrities has inflamed the frenzy: “It’s Yanny,” horror writer Stephen King said in a deadpan tweet.

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Breakthrough breast cancer drug Herceptin cures disease 'twice as quick' as previously thought

Women with aggressive breast cancer can be effectively cured in half the time compared to current treatment, minimising harmful side effects, researchers have said. A new trial of patients suffering from HER2-positive breast cancer found survival rates were almost identical among those given six months of therapy compared with a year. Around one in five cases of breast cancer is characterised by an excess of the HER2 protein, which has traditionally made affected women harder to treat. But Trastuzumab, commonly known by its brand name Herceptin, has significantly improved survival for HER2-positive patients since 2005. However, the medication can prompt …read more

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