STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state, a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews about Israel’s plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.
Off this sleepy southern Haitian village, fishermen in weathered wooden boats slowly move across azure waters. Miles of picture-perfect sandy beaches slope gently, fringed by grasses and framed by mountains.
 DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – Suspected U.S. drone-fired missiles struck a house early on Thursday in a restive tribal region in northwest Pakistan, killing two militants, officials said.

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