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As it happened this morning: Tuesday, May 15

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Good morning Europe! Welcome to our live coverage of the European and international news on Tuesday, May 15.

The main stories today:

Nakba Day: It is thought violence will continue between Palestinians and Israeli troops on the Gaza border on Tuesday, which marks the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call the Nakba (Catastrophe) that commemorates the displacement of hundreds of thousands of their people from lands that became Israel.

Dozens of Palestinians were killed on Monday amid clashes with Israeli troops on the Gaza border in the bloodiest day since the Gaza conflict in 2014. It came as the controversial US embassy was opened in Jerusalem. Health officials said 52 protesters died and more than 2,000 were injured by gunfire, tear gas or other means.

Modigliani nude sells for $157.2m: The “Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)” painting of a naked woman by Amedeo Modigliani was Monday sold at auction in New York for $157.2 million (€131,91 million).

Marines to guard US embassies: The US has added dozens of Marines to the security details at embassies in Jordan, Israel and Turkey because of concerns about unrest linked to the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, according to five US defence officials.

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