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Death toll climbs as #Israel bombards #Gaza

Death tollThe death toll in a three-day Israeli offensive in Gaza has climbed to at least 88, including a number of children, as officials continue to talk of a lengthy campaign and a possible ground invasion.

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World reacts to the conflict in Gaza

PalestiniansThe international community remains sharply divided as an Israeli army offensive in Gaza that has killed scores enters its third day, and Palestinian fighters fire rockets at a number of cities in Israel.

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#Israel mulls charges over police teen beating

Israeli authorities say they are considering launching criminal charges against a police officer who allegedly used "excessive force without any justification" after arresting US-Palestinian teenager Tariq Abu Khdeir.

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Diplomat to replace Brahimi in #Syria UN role

Veteran United Nations official Staffan de Mistura, a former UN special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, will replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international mediator seeking an end to Syria's conflict.

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Dozens of blindfolded bodies found in #Iraq

Iraqi security forces have found 53 corpses, blindfolded and handcuffed, in a town south of Baghdad.

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UK to destroy more #Syria chemical weapons

The UK has said it will destroy a further 50 tonnes of material from Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.

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Yemeni rebels capture northern city

Fighters from a Yemeni Shia rebel group have taken control of a northwestern city where they have been fighting for weeks with conservative Sunnis from one of the country's largest tribes, government and military officials have said.

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Syrian opposition body elects new president

Syria's Western-backed opposition National Coalition has elected Hadi al-Bahra, chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks, as its new president after a three-day meeting in Istanbul, the coalition said.

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#Israel kills dozens in two days of #Gaza raids

air attacksIsraeli air raids have killed at least 41 people in the Gaza Strip as its operations inside the Palestinian enclave entered its third day.

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#Iraq PM calls Kurd city 'base for terrorism'

Nouri al-MalikiIraq's prime minister has said the semi-autonomous Kurdish capital of Erbil is becoming an operations base for the Islamic State group that has seized areas of northern and western Iraq.

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