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Israel upholds ban on US student refused entry for 10 days

JERUSALEM: An Israeli court on Friday upheld a ban on a US student refused entry and held for 10 days over her alleged support for a pro-Palestinian boycott campaign. Lara Alqasem's case has been one of the most high profile so far under a 2017 Israeli law barring supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. In its ruling, the court rejected Alqasem's appeal against the ban, but did not rule on whether she should be sent home. Alqasem is considering asking the Supreme Court to hear her appeal,…

Ohio campus attacker identified as student angry at US interference

COLUMBUS: A university student whose family immigrated from Somalia rammed his car Monday into a crowd at Ohio State University and attacked them with a butcher knife, injuring 11 before police fatally shot him. Identifying the assailant as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, officials in the northern US state said he appeared to have acted alone in what was being investigated as a possible terror attack. He also appears to have made an anti-US posting on Facebook minutes before the attack, on a page that was quickly disabled or…