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Gaza Death Toll Hits 800 on 18th Day of Israeli Attacks

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Fifteen Palestinians were killed Thursday when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN shelter where hundreds of civilians had taken refuge. And fresh Israeli fire early Friday pushed the overall Palestinian death toll in Gaza to at least 800 despite world efforts to broker a ceasefire. The Thursday strike hit a UN school sheltering some of […]

Iraq Jihadists Blow Up Hazrat Yunus (A.S) Shrine

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The new jihadist rulers of Iraq´s northern city of Mosul on Thursday completely levelled one its most well-known shrines, an official and witnesses told AFP. Shrine was built on the reputed burial site of a prophet known in the holy Quran as Hazrat Yunus (A.S) and in the Bible as Jonah. “Islamic State completely destroyed the […]

Destruction And Devastation in Gaza

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Many Palestinian families fled the Shujayea neighbourhood in the east of Gaza City after a sleepless night that witnessed the heaviest bombardment of the 13-day Israeli assault on Gaza. Heavy tank and artillery shelling left at least 72 people dead, most of them women and children, and over 200 injured, according to Palestinian health ministry […]

Suicide Car Bombs Kills 21 In Baghdad : Iraq violence

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A suicide bomb has killed at least 21 people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police and medical officials have said. At least 13 civilians were killed in the attack, which took place at a police checkpoint at the entrance to the Kadhimiya district. Many of those killed were reportedly on their way to a Shia […]

Battle For Libya Airport Leaves At Least 47 Dead

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Militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya’s main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry said Monday had left at least 47 dead in a week. The fighting, which erupted on July 13 and shut Tripoli international airport, also injured 120 people, according to figures for the week until Saturday. The European […]

Israel, Hamas Begin Humanitarian Cease-Fire

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Israel and Hamas have begun observing a five-hour humanitarian cease-fire, as fighting extended into a 10th day. The two sides agreed to the pause following a request by the United Nations so that supplies could be delivered to Gaza. Fighting continued in the lead-up to the start of the cease-fire Thursday. Police in the southern Gaza town […]

Children Killed On Beach As Israel Resumes Gaza Bombardment

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Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza Wednesday, killing four children on a beach in an apparent naval salvo and launching deadly air strikes, as regional leaders sought to end the killing. The punishing air campaign aimed at halting cross-border rocket fire by Hamas militants resumed after Egyptian-brokered truce efforts collapsed on Tuesday. So far, Israel´s campaign, […]

Children Killed On Beach As Israel Resumes Gaza Bombardment

Israel intensified its bombardment

Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza Wednesday, killing four children on a beach in an apparent naval salvo and launching deadly air strikes, as regional leaders sought to end the killing. The punishing air campaign aimed at halting cross-border rocket fire by Hamas militants resumed after Egyptian-brokered truce efforts collapsed on Tuesday. So far, Israel´s campaign, […]

Two Moderate Quakes Hit Solomon Islands

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Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.3 and 5.1 struck off the Solomon Islands early Thursday, US geologists said. The first tremor occurred at a depth of 43 kilometres (27 miles), off the southeast coast of the main Guadalcanal Island at 3:56 am local time (16:56 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. It was followed around […]

Israel Strikes Kill 3 Palestinians in Gaza: Medics

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Three Palestinians were killed in two Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, raising the toll in eight days of violence to 197 deaths, medics said. One strike killed two men in a car in southern Rafah, and a second in central Johr al-Deeq killed one man, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra […]

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