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Floods sweep away students, teachers near Dead Sea

Flash floods unleashed by heavy rains swept away middle school students and teachers visiting hot springs near the Dead Sea on Thursday, killing 18 and injuring 35 as the torrent carried some for several kilometers, a civil defense official said.

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Pope to meet Jordan King Abdullah

Pope Francis will meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the Vatican next week, the Holy See announced Friday, as Palestinians continue to clash with Israeli forces over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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More Saudis detained in $100 billion corruption sweep

Dozens more people have been taken into custody by Saudi authorities, the kingdom said Thursday, bringing to 201 the number detained in a sweep that investigators say has uncovered at least $100 billion in corruption.