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#Gaza death toll soars with no sign of lull

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The world implored Israel and Hamas to end hostilities Saturday, but the violence escalated with Israel widening its range of Gaza bombings and rockets continued to be launched from the Strip towards Israel.

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Dozens of women killed in #Baghdad raid

Armed men have killed 25 women and wounded at least eight people while storming two buildings in a residential Baghdad compound, Iraqi police and government sources say.

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#Jordan 'cool to #Syria rebel training plan'

Jordan, where the US Central Intelligence Agency has been covertly training Syrian rebels for more than a year, is reluctant to host an expanded rebel instruction programme, US officials say.

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Yemeni rebels say they will evacuate key city

Yemeni rebels say they are to withdraw from a key city they seized in an advance towards Yemen's capital and an army unit will now move into Amran.

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Kurdish forces seize disputed oilfield

Iraq's Kurdish region has claimed disputed northern oilfields in another blow to efforts to forge a united front against the Islamic State group-led rebellion, as twin bombings killed 31 people.

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#Yemen tribal fighters bomb main oil pipeline

Tribesmen have bombed Yemen's main oil export pipeline halting crude flows, local officials said, disrupting an important source of revenue.

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#Israel bomb hits disabled centre in #Gaza

Israel's campaignAt least four people have been reported killed in a bomb strike on a rehabilitation centre for the disabled in Gaza, medical sources say, as the toll from Israel's bombardment of the Palestinian territory reaches 135.

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Iraqi security accused of executing prisoners

Iraqi securityA rights group has said Iraqi security forces and Shia militia members have been involved in executing at least 255 prisoners in six cities and villages.

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Rebel raid reported on Iraqi military base

Sunni rebels battling forces loyal to Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi prime minister, have broken into a military base in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, the Associated Press news agency reports quoting a security source and a local official.

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#Gaza toll soars as Israeli raids continue

Palestinians killedIsrael's aerial bombardment of Gaza has claimed its 111th Palestinian life as Hamas continued to launch rockets into central Israel and the United States offered to help broker a truce.

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