Six Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Gaza protests officials

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Violence on Friday included incident where four Palestinians were shot dead after breaching security fence Israeli forces have shot dead six Palestinians, including four in a single incident, in one of the deadliest days in months of mass protests along the security fence separating Gaza and Israel, Gazas health ministry said. The ministry said four […]

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Pollution and corruption are choking the life out of Basra | Diaa Jubaili

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Pollution and corruption are choking the life out of Basra, says resident and writer Diaa Jubaili Salty, foul water flows through the pipes of Basra: a city racked by high unemployment, broken healthcare and education systems, drugs smuggled in across the borders and cooked up at home with Iranian raw materials. Millions of landmines from […]

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EU acts to protect firms from Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran

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Companies told to ignore White House demands to drop all business with Iran The EU has launched an attempt to protect European businesses from Donald Trumps sanctions against Iran as the US administration voiced its intent to apply maximum pressure on Tehran by vigorously applying its punitive measures. The sanctions are to enter into force […]

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The Guardian view on Gaza shootings: stop killing unarmed civilians | Editorial

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Editorial: Channelling a reckless Donald Trump, Israeli ministers appear to have adopted a dangerous mindset: to destroy the national aspirations of the Palestinians by military force It is inexcusable for soldiers of a military, especially those under democratic civilian control, to shoot and kill protesters, almost all of whom were unarmed, and who pose no […]

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Palestinians hold day of mourning after 773 shot with live ammunition

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At least 15 killed when Israeli soldiers open fire during mass demonstrations in Gaza Gaza hospitals, running low on blood and overstretched by the huge number of wounded, were reeling after one of the enclaves bloodiest days outside of open war, in which Israeli soldiers shot 773 people with live ammunition, according to the ministry […]

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Australia unveils plan to become one of worlds top 10 arms exporters

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PM spruiks jobs for local manufacturers but Tim Costello of World Vision has previously attacked policy as exporting death and profiting from bloodshed Australia unveils plan to become one of worlds top 10 arms exporters PM spruiks jobs for local manufacturers but Tim Costello of World Vision has previously attacked policy as exporting death and […]

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‘Only God can save us’: Yemeni children starve as aid is held at border

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Iona Craig reports from Yemen where aid agencies cannot get vital shipments into the war-torn country already gripped by cholera outbreak Abdulaziz al-Husseinya lies skeletal and appears lifeless in a hospital in Yemens western port city of Hodeidah. At the age of nine, he weighs less than one and a half stone, and is one […]

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The Observer view on Donald Trumps unfitness for office | Observer editorial

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The incompetence and infighting at the White House dismay Americas allies and encourage its enemies The sense of things falling apart in Washington is palpable and a matter of growing, serious international concern. Donald Trumps latest asinine act of gesture politics, the Observer atom Like some kind of Shakespearean villain-clown, Trump plays not to the […]

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Israel: metal detectors to be removed from holy site in Jerusalem

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Late-night announcement regarding al-Aqsa mosque comes after days of violent confrontations that have claimed seven lives Israel has announced it will remove claimed seven lives. The removal of the detectors appeared to be part of a deal that saw the repatriation of Israeli diplomats from Jordan, including an embassy security guard who had been involved […]

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Somalia back online after entire country cut off from internet for three weeks

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Internet providers attributed the nation-wide outage to a commercial ship that they said cut an undersea cable Somalias internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10m a day. Hormuud Telecom, the countrys largest telecom company, announced the restoration of service in a message to […]

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