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August 20, 2014
Israel hits Gaza, quits Cairo talks after rocket fire
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Aug 19, 2014
Israel ordered its negotiators back from talks in Cairo and warplanes hit Gaza on Tuesday after Palestinian rockets smashed into the south as the two sides were observing a 24-hour truce. Nine days of relative quiet in the skies over Gaza came to an abrupt halt when three rockets struck southern Israel just hours before the truce was to expire at midnight local time. Israel immediately ordered a military response, with warplanes striking targets across the battered Gaza Strip, although there we ... read more

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Dozens of Japanese politicians visited a controversial war shrine Friday in a move criticised by China and South Korea, which condemn it as a symbol of Tokyo's militarist past. ... more
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The Israeli missile tore through the vaulted ceiling and pulverised age-old sandstone. One direct hit destroyed the Omari mosque in Jabaliya and dealt another blow to Gaza's beleaguered heritage. ... more
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Israel, Gaza violence defies truce 'deal'
Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza early Thursday, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiralling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the brink of collapse. ... more
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Palestinian football pays high price for Gaza war
Palestinian footballer Ahed Zaqqut was a local legend. Hanging up his boots after a stellar career as a midfielder, he went on to coach in Gaza until an Israeli missile slammed into his home. ... more
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Israel pounds Gaza as Palestinians urge resumption of truce talks
Palestinian negotiators have warned they will leave Cairo on Sunday if their Israeli counterparts do not show up for truce talks, after Israel pummelled Gaza with fresh air strikes that killed at least 10 Palestinians. ... more
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7 Lebanon troops freed after Arsal militant deal: report
Seven Lebanese soldiers being held by militants in the Arsal region on the Syrian border were freed on Thursday after a truce deal, the official National News Agency said. ... more
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Egyptians press Gaza truce talks between Israel, Palestinians
Egyptian officials mediating talks for a durable truce in Gaza met a Palestinian delegation Wednesday to relay terms laid down by an Israeli team, Palestinian officials said. ... more
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UN chemical weapons team to return to Syria: envoy
A team of chemical weapons experts will travel to Syria next month to follow up on Damascus' pledge to hand over its arsenal, the British UN envoy said Tuesday. ... more
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Attacks kill 44 in and near Damascus: NGO, agency
At least 44 people were killed in and near the Syrian capital Sunday in regime air strikes and rebel mortar fire, reports from a monitoring group and state media said. ... more
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New Libya parliament meets amid ongoing violence
Libya's new nationalist-dominated parliament held its first meeting Saturday, boycotted by Islamists, in a sign of deep divisions still plaguing a violence-racked country from which thousands are fleeing. ... more
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US restocks Israel with ammunition
The United States confirmed Wednesday it had restocked Israel's supplies of ammunition, hours after issuing a strong condemnation of an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza. ... more
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Bloody mayhem at Gaza market as Israel observes 'lull'
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Pope urges peace in Middle East, Ukraine for children's sake
Pope Francis called Sunday on warring parties in the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine to put an end to violence which is wounding and killing countless children. ... more
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N. Korea slams reports of arms deals with Hamas, Hezbollah
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Libya issues plea for outside help as violence escalates
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US reports progress in destroying Syria chemicals at sea
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Gaza's Christians bury their first casualty of the war
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8 children among 10 dead as rockets hit Gaza refugee camp
At least eight children were among 10 people killed at a Gaza City refugee camp, medics said, with witnesses saying several missiles were fired from an F16. ... more
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Single Israeli strike before truce kills 20: medics
An Israeli air strike in southern Gaza hours before a humanitarian truce was declared killed 20 people, including 11 children, most of them from a single family, medics said. ... more
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Israel onslaught weakens Hamas, but demilitarisation far off
As diplomatic efforts to end the Gaza bloodshed gain pace, Israel may have managed to weaken Hamas's firepower, but it is far from achieving a full demilitarisation of the Palestinian enclave, experts say. ... more
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13 rebels killed in Colombia fighting: minister
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Syria chemicals being destroyed abroad: watchdog
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