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...

Women in Iceland including the prime minister go on strike for equal pay and an end to violence

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland’s prime minister and women across the volcanic island nation went on strike Tuesday to push for an end to unequal pay and gender-based violence. read more...

Israel strikes Gaza, Syria and West Bank as war against Hamas threatens to ignite other fronts

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck targets across Gaza overnight and into Sunday, as well as two airports in Syria and a mosque in the occupied West Bank allegedly used by militants, as the two-week-old war with Hamas threatened to spiral into a broader conflict. read more...

Children among dead after strike hits fleeing convoy on Gaza 'safe' route

BBC Verify has confirmed women and young children were killed when a strike hit their vehicles as they headed away from northern Gaza read more...

Reuters videographer killed in southern Lebanon by Israeli shelling laid to rest

KHIAM, Lebanon (AP) — Reuters videographer Issam Abdallah who was killed in Israeli shelling of southern Lebanon, was laid to rest in his hometown Saturday in a funeral procession attended by hundreds of people. read more...

France is deploying 7,000 troops after a deadly school stabbing by a suspected Islamic radical

ARRAS, France (AP) — France will mobilize up to 7,000 soldiers to increase security around the country after a teacher was fatally stabbed and three other people wounded in a school attack by a former student suspected of Islamic radicalization, the president’s office said Saturday. read more...

Palestinians scramble to flee south in Gaza as Israel urges a mass evacuation and conducts raids

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians scrambled to flee northern Gaza on Saturday after the Israeli military ordered nearly half the population to evacuate south and carried out limited ground forays ahead of an expected land offensive a week after Hamas’ bloody, wide-ranging attack into Israel. read more...

Tens of thousands protest after Muslim prayers across Mideast over Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims demonstrated Friday across the Middle East in support of the Palestinians and against the intensifying Israeli bombardment of Gaza, underscoring the risk of a wider regional conflict as Israel prepares for a possible ground invasion. read more...

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