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News of the day from across the globe, May 18

West Bank clash: A Palestinian protester has been killed during a clash in the northern West Bank, and an Associated Press photographer was shot and wounded while covering the unrest. Palestinian witnesses say an Israeli settler opened fire on a crowd of Palestinian protesters after his car was attacked by demonstrators Thursday. The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute an Indian naval officer convicted of espionage and terrorism, in a case that has further strained relations between the Asian neighbors. The U.N. court ruled unanimously that Pakistan shouldn’t carry out the death penalty on Kulbhushan Jadhav pending the outcome of a case filed by India alleging that Pakistan breached Jadhav’s right to consular assistance following his arrest last year. Animal-rights advocates are reporting a victory in their fight against an annual dog-meat festival in China, saying that officials in the southern city of Yulin had agreed to ban the sale of dog meat in the week before the event. The Humane Society International and the Duo Duo Project, an animal advocacy group based in San Jose, cited reports from Chinese animal rights advocates and dog meat traders in Yulin. According to the reports, anyone caught selling dog meat in the week leading up to the Dog Meat Festival, which starts June 21, will face fines of about $14,500, and possibly time in prison. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier had challenged the EU to stop its assistance after the bloc warned that the Philippines risks losing tariff-free exports to Europe because of the thousands killed in the war on drugs launched by Duterte and Manila’s moves to revive the death penalty.

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