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Rockets from #Gaza fired at Tel Aviv airport

Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport

Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, has announced it shelled Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport with three rockets, the second attack in a week on the Israel's main international airport.

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West Bank protests over #Gaza turn deadly

The largest protests in years erupted in the occupied West Bank over Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip, as the Israeli military continued to batter the besieged enclave with air strikes and the death toll topped 800.

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West Bank Palestinians die in fresh clashes

Israeli policemen arrestFive Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank, a day after mass protests over Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip which has killed more than 800 people.

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#Gaza death toll rises amid diplomatic push

Israeli army bombardmentsIsraeli army bombardments have killed at least 33 people and struck 30 homes in the Gaza Strip, taking the death toll in the besieged enclave to more than 800 people.

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Tehran 'detains three US-Iranian journalists'

Jason RezaianThe Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom it said had US-Iranian nationality.

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#Israel kills two men in West Bank clashes

Israeli police have shot dead at least two Palestinians during a massive protest in the occupied West Bank, just north of Jerusalem, in support of those under siege in Gaza.

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UN sends aid to #Syria without regime consent

The UN has sent its first humanitarian aid convoy into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent on Thursday, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon accused warring parties of denying assistance to millions as a tactic of war.

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#Iraq gets new president as violence rages

Fuad MassoumIraq's parliament has chosen the Kurdish politician Fuad Massoum as its new president, as violence continued to rock the capital and Sunni fighters battled the Iraqi army in the north of the country.

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UN: Islamic State orders female circumcision

The Islamic State group has ordered females in its territory in Iraq to undergo female circumcision, the UN's resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq has said - a claim rejected by activists linked to the group.

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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.

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