Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israeli and Palestinian pathologists disagreed today on whether a blow to the body or a bad heart was the main cause of death of a Palestinian Cabinet minister who collapsed shortly after scuffling with Israeli troops during a West Bank protest.

Palestinian doctors said Ziad Abu Ain died from a blow, not natural causes. Israeli doctors said the 55-year-old died from a blockage of the coronary artery due to arterial bleeding that could have been caused by stress.

Mr. Abu Ain's death, along with the Palestinian autopsy findings, could further inflame tensions between Israel and the Palestinians.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said Mr. Abu Ain was the victim of a crime and of a "barbaric act" and decreed three days of mourning.

Anticipating Palestinian protests over Mr. Abu Ain's death, the Israeli military sent troop reinforcements to the West Bank.

Earlier today, several dozen Palestinian stone throwers clashed with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Mr. Abu Ain died Wednesday, shortly after a West Bank confrontation between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers that included pushing and shoving.

At one point, a member of Israel's paramilitary border police grabbed Mr. Abu Ain by the throat and pushed him.

Troops also fired tear gas during the confrontation.


MADRID - Google announced today it will close Google News in Spain and block reports from Spanish publishers from more than 70 Google News international editions because of a new Spanish law requiring aggregators to pay to link content - a decision that will likely reverberate around the globe.

Google News in Spain will shut down on Tuesday - several weeks before a new Spanish intellectual property law takes effect on Jan. …

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