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Israel launches airstrikes against Gaza Strip


Israeli warplanes have targeted several areas in the besieged Gaza Strip. According to reports, the Israeli jets carried out the airstrikes early on Thursday in retaliation for an alleged earlier rocket attack on southern Israel. On Wednesday, the Israeli military claimed that two rockets shot from Gaza had landed in Sdot ...

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No military solution to conflict in Libya: UN


The United Nations envoy to Libya says “there is no military solution” to the conflict in the North African country where rivals fail to “win a war”. Bernardino Leon said on Tuesday that many of the competing factions in the country were “strong enough to go to war, not strong enough to win a war.” Leon ...

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Over 200 Schools close as MERS spreads in S Korea


More than 200 schools in South Korea have been suspended to prevent the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) infection among young students, officials said. Since June 3, 209 schools have suspended or closed classes nationwide due to fears that students might be infected with the MERS, Deputy Prime Minister for Social Affairs ...

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300 ISIL militants killed in west of Ramadi


At least 300 members of the Takfiri ISIL group have reportedly been killed in an airstrike by the Iraqi Air Force targeting the positions of the terrorist group in the western province of al-Anbar. “Preliminary estimates indicated the number of dead to be more than 300 terrorists” in the airstrikes ...

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Imran offers re-election to parties and ECP


ISLAMABAD: As the controversies surrounding last week’s local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa deepen, the provincial ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is finding it difficult to respond in an effective manner. Perhaps this was why a visibly perturbed PTI chief offered on Tuesday to hold re-elections if the contesting political ...

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Modi govt plans 1965 war carnival


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rightwing Hindu nationalist government has ordered India’s armed forces to organise a ‘carnival’ to mark 50 years of a war with Pakistan in 1965, The Telegraph reported on Tuesday. The Kolkata-based paper said the three-week long event is set to reignite a debate on ...

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces resignation


FIFA President Sepp Blatter has announced his intention to step down as head of the world’s governing body of football, amid a corruption scandal that involves several top FIFA officials. In a press conference held in FIFA’s headquarters in the Swiss city of Zurich on Tuesday, Blatter announced his intention to ...

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