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UN shelter in #Gaza 'struck by Israeli shells'

UN shelter in GazaAt least 15 people have been reported killed and 200 injured when shells hit a UN school in northern Gaza which was being used as a shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside.

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Attack on #Iraq prisoner convoy kills dozens

Abu Ghraib prisonAt least 60 people have died in clashes after suicide bombers and fighters attacked a bus transferring convicts from a prison north of Baghdad, according to Iraqi police.

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@Hamas rejects #Gaza truce unless blockade ends

Hamas leader Khaled MeshaalHamas has rejected a ceasefire to end the 16-day offensive against Gaza unless Israel ends its blockade of the strip, its leader Khaled Meshaal has said.

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#Israel pounds #Gaza amid renewed truce efforts

Israeli forces have pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip, including the enclave's only power station, as diplomats intensified efforts to end the bloodshed.

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Dozens dead in #Baghdad suicide blast

A suicide driver has rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in Baghdad, killing 31 people, including more than a dozen civilians, en route to a Shia shrine.

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US promises $49m in #Gaza aid

The United States will provide $47m in humanitarian aid to help Palestinians hit by Israel’s military campaign in the Gaza Strip, Secretary of State John Kerry has said.

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UN to investigate Israel's #Gaza offensive

Israel's offensive on GazaThe UN Human Rights Council has voted to launch an independent inquiry into Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip, backing efforts by the Palestinians to hold the Israel up to international scrutiny.

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#Gaza under heavy attack despite truce efforts

Palestinian deathIsrael has bombarded the southeast of Gaza, killing more than a dozen people and forcing residents to flee, as the death toll since the fighting began in Gaza rose to above 655 and diplomats tried to find a solution to the conflict.

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Several airlines suspend flights to #Israel

Major US, European and Canadian airlines have cancelled flights to and from Israel after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near its main international airport in Tel Aviv.

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#Israel hits dozens of targets in #Gaza Strip

Gaza City

Israeli aircraft and tanks have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza strip, including five mosques, a football stadium and the home of the late leader of Hamas' military wing, according to Palestinian police.

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