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Netanyahu rushes back to Israel after burst of Gaza violence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushing back to Israel on Monday following a sudden burst of fighting the previous night that left in doubt efforts to bring to an end months of relentless violence between Israel and Hamas.   ...

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149 killed as Yemen rebels hold back loyalists in Hodeida

At least 149 people including civilians have been killed in 24 hours of clashes between government loyalists and rebels in Yemen’s flashpoint city of Hodeida, medics and military sources said Monday.   A source in Yemen’s pro-government military coalition, which ...

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100,000 police deployed as volatile Indian state votes

Tens of thousands of armed police were on duty Monday as a restive Indian state wracked by violence went to the polls.   Maoist militants have unleashed a string of deadly attacks ahead of the vote in mineral-rich Chhattisgarh, one ...

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Israeli soldier, 7 Palestinians killed in new Gaza fighting

A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving an Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians dead, just as Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers had appeared to be making progress toward ...

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Pilot error cause of deadly military plane crash

The cause of a military plane crash that left nine people dead outside Savannah, Georgia, was pilot error, according to a report by the U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board. Nine airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard died May ...

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Brazil: Mudslide in Rio de Janeiro state kills 10

Rescuers are searching for survivors from a Brazilian landslide that killed 10 people, including at least one child. The incident happened in Rio de Janeiro state in the early hours of Saturday, following two days of heavy downpour.   A ...

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Death toll in Jordan flash floods rises to 11

Official media say the death toll from flash floods unleashed by heavy rains in Jordan has risen to 11, and that searches for missing people continue. Saturday’s reports came a day after floods struck in several areas of Jordan, including ...

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US-led airstrikes kill 26 civilians in eastern Syria: Report

US-led airstrikes killed at least 26 civilians on Friday in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour, state news agency SANA reported. The airstrikes targeted the town of Hajin in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour, said SANA, adding that women ...

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Guyana plane crash: Six injured on Fly Jamaica flight

Six passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries when a Canada-bound plane crashed shortly after take-off outside of Guyana’s capital. The Fly Jamaica flight made an emergency landing at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, in Timehri, at about 02:00 local time (06:00 GMT). ...

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20 dead as 4 car bombs explode in Somalia’s capital

Four car bombs by Islamic extremists exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 20 people and injuring 17, said police.   After the three explosions in front of the hotel, a fourth blast hit as medics ...

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