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UN chief decries Islamic State's ultimatum

Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, has condemned the persecution of Iraqi Christians by Islamic State (IS) fighters, saying it may constitute a crime against humanity.

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Palestinian's killing caught on camera

Palestinian's killingA video has been released on YouTube that claims to show an Israeli sniper shooting a wounded Palestinian civilian in Gaza, reportedly during a humanitarian ceasefire.

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#Israel denies capture of soldier in #Gaza

Israel has denied that one of its soldiers had been captured by Hamas in overnight fighting, while the Gaza Health Ministry says the death toll in the Palestinian territory has crossed the 500 mark.

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UN chief condemns 'atrocious' #Gaza killings

al-Qassam Brigades

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip by Israeli shelling as an "atrocious action" and called for an immediate end to almost two weeks of fighting.

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Deaths as Israeli tanks shell #Gaza hospital

al-Aqsa Hospital Israeli tanks have shelled a hospital in the central Gaza Strip, killing at least five people and wounding at least another 50.

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#Iran dilutes enriched uranium stockpile

diplomatic processIran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations' nuclear agency has said.

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Islamic State claims bombings in #Baghdad

The Islamic State group has claimed it carried out a wave of car bombs in mostly Shia areas of Baghdad which killed at least 27 people.

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#Lebanon to investigate beating of refugee

Lebanon has ordered an investigation into video footage posted on the internet showing adults urging a small child to beat what is believed to be a young Syrian refugee with a club.

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Shortlived truce broken in Gaza's Shujayea

Fighting resumed in the Gaza neighborhood of Shujayea less than an hour after a "humanitarian truce" was agreed to allow the evacuation of wounded from the area, where dozens had been killed overnight.

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#Israel steps up eastern #Gaza bombardment

Shujayea districtIsraeli attacks have killed 97 people in the Gaza Strip, raising the overall Palestinian death toll to 435 since the start of a major military campaign on July 8, Palestinian health officials say.

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