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Gaza violence: fresh protests expected, and other stories

Protests in Gaza in December 2017. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Palestinians are burying some of their dead with fresh protests against Israel expected today.

Palestinian officials say Israeli troops shot and killed 58 people in the Gaza Strip on Monday, and some 2,700 people were also injured in the violence.

Tuesday marks the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call the Nakba-the mass displacement of Palestinians in the war which followed after the creation of Israel.

Monday’s violence erupted as the US inaugurated it’s first embassy in Jerusalem which Palestinians see as controversial.

They see East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his military was acting in self-defence against Hamas, whom he said want to destroy Israel.

Boris Johnson urged to raise Nazanin  Zaghari-Radcliffe case with Iran

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Nazanin Zaghari-Radclife, a British mother jailed in Iran on spying claims, faces being sent back to court on a fresh charge according to her husband.

Richard Radcliffe fears that his wife could be taken to court in the next few weeks on a fresh charge of spreading propaganda against the regime.

The 40-year old charity worker was arrested while on holiday with her daughter Gabriella.

She was convicted and currently serving currently serving a five-year jail term.

Mr. Radcliffe is urged the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, to raise his wife’s case when he meets his Iranian counterpart in Brussels for Iran nuclear-deal talks.

Royal Wedding: Palace plea for Meghan’s father may not attend ceremony

Royal wedding: Meghan’s father may not attend ceremony

It is not clear whether Megan Markle’s father will walk her down the aisle on Saturday as planned.

Kensington palace has asked for ‘understanding’ ahead of Prince Harry’s wedding to Megan Markle following reports that her father, Thomas may not attend the wedding.

This come amidst reports that Mr Markle, the former Hollywood lighting director, had decided not to appear at Windsor castle on Saturday after being left “deeply embarrassed” after pictures of him were released which appeared to show him colluding with photographers.

Mr. Markle told celebrity news websiteTMZ, from his home in Mexico that he had decided not to go to his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry.

Protests In central London as President Erdogan pays a three-day visit to London

Erdogan Protests Image: Emma Barnaby

This morning protesters gathered outside downing street to oppose the three-day state visit of Turkish President Erdogan.

He is being accused of presiding over media and free speech censorship ahead of June’s election.

Reporter Emma Barnaby was there earlier today:

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