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U.S. dismisses China objections to South China Sea mission

The U.S. Navy on Tuesday dismissed Beijing's protests over a "freedom of navigation operation" conducted near a Chinese-held island in the South China Sea, in the latest incident drawing new attention to one of the world's potential military flashpoints.

During Exercise Pacific Vanguard during a Regional Presence Deployment in the South China Sea, on Aug. 22, 2022. (LSIS David Cox / Royal Australian Navy via AP)

4 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in occupied West Bank

A Palestinian man on Tuesday rammed his car into an Israeli soldier, seriously injuring her, before he was shot dead by Israeli police in the occupied West Bank. He was the fourth Palestinian killed in a series of violent incidents throughout the day.

Masked Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces following the funeral of Mufid Khalil in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar, near Hebron, on Nov. 29, 2022. (Mahmoud Illean / AP)

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