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Hundreds mark Jesus baptism at historic Jordan site

Wadi al-Kharrar, Jordan | AFP | Hundreds of Catholic worshippers attended a special mass Friday on the banks of the Jordan River in an annual pilgrimage to the site where many believe Jesus was baptised. Before the ceremony started on the Jordanian side of the river, dozens of priests filled …

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From Biblical to revival: Jordan’s desert wine makers

Amman, Jordan | AFP | Two Jordanian families aim to put wine from their desert land on the world viti cultural map, reviving an age-old tradition that some suggest has Biblical heritage. Wine lovers like to say that the wine Jesus Christ served to his disciples at the Last Supper …

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Israel’s Netanyahu to discuss Iran deal with Pompeo

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he plans to discuss the Iran nuclear deal and Tehran’s “growing aggression” when he meets visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later Sunday. Pompeo, sworn in only on Thursday, met Saudi leaders on Sunday as part of his first …

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LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan’s double-digit record

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | LeBron James continued his assault on the NBA record book, passing Michael Jordan for consecutive games with at least 10 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-102 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. James wasted no time getting the milestone, doing it …

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Jordan warns Trump against Jerusalem recognition

Amman, Jordan | AFP | Jordan has warned of “grave consequences” if US President Donald Trump decides to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, state media said. Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi told his US counterpart Rex Tillerson by phone Sunday that it was “necessary to preserve the historical and …

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