Israeli strikes hit near several hospitals as the military pushes deeper into Gaza City

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) More than two-thirds of Gaza’s population of 2.3 million have fled their homes since the war began, with hundreds of thousands heeding Israeli orders to flee to the southern part of the enclave. read more...

AP PHOTOS: Death, destruction and despair reigns a month into latest Israel-Gaza conflict

(AP) For the past month it has reigned on both sides of the border separating Israel and the Gaza Strip. Grief is in the tears of Israelis burying the 1,400 people — mostly civilians, including babies — slain by Hamas militants who stormed into Israel on Oct. 7. read more...

The US is quietly arming Taiwan to the teeth

When US President Joe Biden recently signed off on a $80m (£64.6m) grant to Taiwan for the purchase of American military equipment, China said it "deplores and opposes" what Washington had done. read more...

Protest marches from US to Berlin call for immediate halt to Israeli bombing of Gaza

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Washington to Milan to Paris, tens of thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched Saturday, calling for a halt to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. read more...

Diplomacy to pause fighting and ease siege intensifies as Israeli ground troops advance on Gaza City

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel’s ground troops advanced toward Gaza City on Thursday, as the U.S. and Arab countries intensified diplomatic efforts to ease the siege of the Hamas-ruled enclave and bring about at least a brief stop to the fighting to help civilians. More than 9,000 Palestinians have been killed since the war broke out, health officials said. read more...

Thousands break into aid warehouses in Gaza as deaths top 8,000 and Israel widens ground offensive

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of people broke into aid warehouses in Gaza to take flour and basic hygiene products, a U.N. agency said Sunday, in a mark of growing desperation and the breakdown of public order three weeks into the war between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers. read more...

Going undercover to reveal people smugglers' sales tactics

(BBC) "There is nothing to be worried about. Whether they're 12 or 18 years old, we take guys of these ages too." read more...

Pakistan sets up deportation centers to hold migrants who are in the country illegally

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is setting up deportation centers for migrants who are in the country illegally, including an estimated 1.7 million Afghans, officials said Thursday. Anyone found staying in the country without authorization from next Wednesday will be arrested and sent to one of centers. read more...

Omer and Omar: How two 4-year-olds were killed and social media denied it

(BBC) In the opening days of the Israel-Gaza war two small boys, both aged four, were killed. One was Israeli, one Palestinian. But many posts I saw on social media weren't mourning their deaths - instead, they were trying to deny the killings had taken place. read more...

Maine towns are locked down and search is on for shooter who killed at least 16 people and escaped

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A man shot and killed at least 16 people at a restaurant and a bowling alley in Lewiston, Maine, and then fled into the night, sparking a massive search by hundreds of officers while frightened residents in multiple communities stayed locked in their homes Thursday under a shelter-in-place advisory. read more...

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