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Obama to Meet Netanyahu and Abbas on Tuesday

U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmud Abbas, President of Palestine, at the White House on Tuesday in an effort to restart peace talks. It will be the first joint meeting between the three leaders, AFP.

Western governments are expressing outrage at comments made by Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Qods (Jerusalem) Day. Ahmadinejad raised the question of whether the Holocaust occurred, saying “If the Holocaust, as you claim, is true, why don’t you allow a probe into the issue?” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called the remarks “baseless, ignorant and hateful,” PressTV.

57 confirmed cases of E.coli have caused a petting farm in Surrey, England to close down. 10 children have been hospitalized after visiting Godstone Farm and contracting E.coli, BBC News.

A gay pride parade in Serbia scheduled for Sunday has been canceled because police say they cannot guarantee participants’ safety. Anti-gay groups have plastered posters all over Belgrade threatening “We’re expecting you,” and the first gay pride parade in the city in 2001 turned chaotic as extreme violence broke out, BBC News.

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Accused Nazi Guard Deported Back to Germany

The man accused of being a former Nazi guard has been deported from the U.S. back to Germany. John Demjanjuk, 89, has a Munich arrest warrant out and is charged with 29,000 counts of accessory to murder. Demjankuk is accused of being a guard at the Sobibor death camp in Poland during the Holocaust, MSNBC.

Little more is known at this hour about the U.S. soldier who killed five of his fellow service members at Camp Liberty in Baghdad today. The shooting occurred at a counseling center, and it is still unclear whether all five killed were soldiers or of some of the deceased worked at the center. Attacks on fellow soldiers has happened in the past, but not with such a high number of deceased since the Iraq War began, NY Times.

Dozens have been arrested at a Tamil Tigers demonstration in London. Around 500 Tamil supporters pushed past police and sat in the streets. The protest comes after reports that over 400 civilians have died in the last few days in Sri Lanka, Sky News.

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