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These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

Israel Apartheid Week

Every March, university students and lectures in universities across Europe and the United States hold rallies to highlight the atrocities committed by Israel against Palestinians. The Israel Apartheid Week is an opportunity to highlight the plight of the Palestinians. But it appears the event, organized by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, is not very welcome in the west. In Britain for example, activists say universities are not really happy about the anti-Israeli movement.

Trump accuses Obama of spying 

US President Donald Trump’s wars with his adversaries at home have entered a new stage. The president is now pitted against his former predecessor whom Trump has accused of snooping on him during the presidential campaign, A move illegal under the US law. Former president Barack Obama has denied the accusation flatly through his spokesman. Trump has offered no evidence to back up his claim. Meanwhile, the FBI has intervened in the matter by rejecting the US president’s accusation.

Korea Peninsula tensions 

Tensions are rising to unprecedented levels in East Asia against a cocktail of events that are all occurring at the same time.  North Korea on Monday tested four ballistic missiles. The missiles landed close to Japan’s northwestern shores. And this prompted angry reactions from Tokyo and Washington.  The missile tests came days after North Korea promised to retaliate for the war games by the US and South Korea – what Pyongyang sees as preparation for an actual war.  The US and Japan have called for a meeting of the Security Council to discuss what they describe as North Korea’s provocative actions.