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Israel-Gaza: Deadly fire traded across border Israel-Gaza: Deadly fire traded across border
Eight people have been killed in a flare-up of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. More than 460 rockets have been fired into Israel by militants since Monday night, while Israeli aircraft have hit 160 militant targets in response. Seven Palestinians, several of them militants, died in the strikes on Gaza, while a Palestinian civilian was killed in a rocket attack in s...
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Russia suspected of jamming GPS signal in Finland Russia suspected of jamming GPS signal in Finland
Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila has said the GPS signal in his country's northern airspace was disrupted during recent Nato war games in Scandinavia. He said he believed the signal had been jammed deliberately and that it was possible Russia was to blame because it had the means to do so. Finland is not a Nato member but joined the war games which began last month. Norway also reported...
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Jordan flash floods: Seven killed and tourists evacuated from Petra Jordan flash floods: Seven killed and tourists evacuated from Petra
Flash floods in Jordan have killed at least seven people and forced the evacuation of nearly 4,000 tourists from the ancient city of Petra. Rescue teams and helicopters are searching for five people whose car was swept away in Madaba, south-west of the capital, Amman. Downpours also triggered a state of emergency in the port city of Aqaba. It comes two weeks after 21 people, mostly childr...
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Helge Ingstad: Norway's warship collides with tanker in fjord Helge Ingstad: Norway's warship collides with tanker in fjord
Norway has evacuated all 137 crew from one of its warships after it collided in a fjord with a Maltese oil tanker. Eight people were lightly injured in the collision in the Hjeltefjord near Bergen. The KNM Helge Ingstad frigate has been listing dangerously. The warship had been returning from Nato military exercises. The tanker, the Sola TS, was slightly damaged and it appears that it did no...
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Cameroon kidnap: Bamenda students freed Cameroon kidnap: Bamenda students freed
Schoolchildren kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon's North-West region have met the regional governor after being freed. The 78 boys and girls and three others were seized early on Sunday in the region's capital, Bamenda. A driver was also released, but the school's principal and a teacher are still being held. The government has accused separatists in the English-speaking region...
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Germany tries former SS guard at Stutthof camp Germany tries former SS guard at Stutthof camp
A former SS guard has gone on trial in Germany accused of complicity in mass murder at a Nazi death camp during World War Two. Named only as Johann R by authorities, the 94-year-old served in the Stutthof camp in what is now northern Poland from June 1942 to September 1944. He denies knowing anything about atrocities committed there. Because he was not yet aged 21, he is being tried in a ...
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Saudi Arabia frees Prince Khaled bin Talal after months of detention Saudi Arabia frees Prince Khaled bin Talal after months of detention
A Saudi prince arrested for criticising a crackdown on corruption is reported to have been freed from detention. Relatives of Prince Khaled bin Talal shared pictures on social media, purportedly taken this weekend, showing the prince greeting his family. The prince, who was held for nearly a year, is a nephew of King Salman. Prince Khaled's brother, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, was among do...
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UN convoy reaches Rukban desert camp UN convoy reaches Rukban desert camp
A UN aid convoy has reached about 50,000 civilians stranded on the Syria-Jordan border - bringing the first aid the camp has received since January. The convoy was meant to arrive at Rukban camp on 27 October, but was postponed for security reasons. Syria's army controls access to Rukban, which is near a US-backed rebels' base. Jordan is also blocking aid supplies. There have been reports...
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Chongqing bus plunge caused by fight between driver and passenger Chongqing bus plunge caused by fight between driver and passenger
Security footage from a bus which crashed into a river in China has revealed that the driver was fighting with a passenger moments earlier. The bus plunged 50m (164ft) off a bridge into the Yangtze River in Chongqing on Sunday - at least 13 people died and two more are missing. Early reports said the bus had swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle. But the new footage shows the driver was be...
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Greece resumes flights to Macedonia after 12-year pause Greece resumes flights to Macedonia after 12-year pause
The first direct commercial flight between Greece and Macedonia in 12 years took off on Thursday evening. The Olympic Air flight departed the Greek capital Athens at 18:40 local time (16:40 GMT) for Macedonia's capital Skopje. The launch of the twice-weekly service follows a deal between the two nations to end a 27-year name dispute. Macedonia's deputy prime minister - who was in Greece f...
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