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Ceasefire efforts continue amid Gaza deaths

Ceasefire efforts continue amid Gaza deaths

John Kerry, US secretary of state, is in Cairo for the second time in 48 hours to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, as the Israeli military presses on with its offensive against the Gaza Strip. A family of six, including a five-year-old girl and a boy of three,...

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Air Algerie loses contact with plane over west Africa

Air Algerie loses contact with plane over west Africa

Algiers (AFP) - Air Algerie said Thursday it had lost contact with one of its passenger aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso bound for Algiers. A company source told AFP that the missing aircraft was a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 and that some 110 people of...

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Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid international efforts to broker a cease-fire. Six members of the same family and an...

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Casualty numbers raise questions about Gaza war

Casualty numbers raise questions about Gaza war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people. One of those wounded by...

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Italy's disappearing migrants

Italy's disappearing migrants

By D. Parvaz | Al Jazeera   Catania, Italy - They've been coming here for years, by the ship-full, risking perilous Mediterranean waters in crafts that are seldom seaworthy or suited for the number of people packed onto them. Their numbers have been...

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UN agencies call for actions against polio in Syria

UN agencies call for actions against polio in Syria

Geneva, July 23 (IANS) The World Health Organisation and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund Tuesday said in a report that actions are needed to protect children against polio in Syria as polio cases resurfaced in the conflict-stricken country. The first...

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Death toll from Israel's Gaza onslaught reaches 636

Death toll from Israel's Gaza onslaught reaches 636

(Anadolu Agency)- The Palestinian death toll from Israel's ongoing offensive against the Gaza Strip has risen to 636 following fresh Israeli attacks on the blockaded enclave early Wednesday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. "At least 636 were killed and 4040 others...

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Qatar’s emir arrives in Jeddah for talks with Saudi king

Qatar’s emir arrives in Jeddah for talks with Saudi king

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah on Tuesday for talks with King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported. The meeting is the first for the two Arab leaders since a major rift between Qatar and Saudi...

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Israel soldier 'kidnapped' by Hamas is dead: army

Israel soldier 'kidnapped' by Hamas is dead: army

The Israeli army on Tuesday confirmed that a soldier who Hamas militants claimed they had kidnapped is dead and his body remains unaccounted for. The army named the soldier, whose body is still missing, as Oron Shaul, two days after Hamas said they had kidnapped an Israeli soldier of...

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Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

(Reuters) - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 500 lives. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks in neighboring Egypt ,...

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Malaysia Airlines flight over Syria reflects war zone challenge

Malaysia Airlines flight over Syria reflects war zone challenge

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines rerouted a flight over Syria on Sunday after its usual path over Ukraine was closed, reflecting the challenges airlines face in finding conflict-free routes between Asia and Europe. After Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down...

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Emotional Al Jazeera Journalist Breaks Down During Gaza Report

Emotional Al Jazeera Journalist Breaks Down During Gaza Report

( The Huffington Post ) -Witnessing the horrific killings in Gaza would test anyone’s composure, even the most hard-edged journalist. That was the case over the weekend for award-winning Al Jazeera correspondent Wael Al-Dahdouh, who was forced to walk of camera mid-report whilst...

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Palestinian death toll in Gaza fighting at 508

Palestinian death toll in Gaza fighting at 508

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip reached 508 on Monday, Gaza health officials said as the two sides counted their dead following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the two-week campaign. Diplomatic...

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Hamas says Israeli soldier captured; Gaza death toll jumps

Hamas says Israeli soldier captured; Gaza death toll jumps

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hamas's armed wing said on Sunday it had captured an Israeli soldier, as fighting in Gaza led to the bloodiest losses in a nearly two-week military offensive, with some 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers killed. The Israeli military said it was...

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More than 70 killed in Israeli shelling, clashes in Gaza

More than 70 killed in Israeli shelling, clashes in Gaza

  GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - More than 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed as Israel shelled a Gaza neighborhood and battled militants on Sunday in the bloodiest fighti ng in a near two-week-old offensive. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of...

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Islamic State claims wave of Baghdad bombings

Islamic State claims wave of Baghdad bombings

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a wave of car bombs in mostly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad which killed at least 27 people on Saturday. The hardline Sunni Islamist organization which has led an offensive across northern and western Iraq...

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Panicked residents flee Israeli tank fire on Gaza

Panicked residents flee Israeli tank fire on Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza City neighborhood came under heavy tank fire Sunday as Israel widened its ground offensive against Hamas, causing hundreds of panicked residents to flee, including a woman in a wheelchair waving a white flag. At least 30 people were killed in...

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Aid workers free after month's captivity in Darfur: UN

Aid workers free after month's captivity in Darfur: UN

Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies were released on Saturday in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers said. "They appear to be unharmed and in good condition," the African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said in a statement....

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