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Netanyahu avoids Israeli snap polls for now

The announcement by Education Minister Naftali Bennett was a dramatic climbdown from his Jewish Home party's earlier threat to leave the coalition if he was not named defence minister.

Chinese homoerotic writer gets 10-year jail term

The author, who goes by the pen name 'Tianyi', attracted the scrutiny of authorities after one of her homoerotic novels, 'Gongzhan', went viral last year, according to the Global Times tabloid.