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Eight killed in covert Israeli action in Gaza

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israel carried out air strikes when the firefight erupted Seven Palestinians, including a local militant commander, have been killed during a covert Israeli operation in Gaza, Palestinian officials say.An Israeli soldier was also killed and another wounded, the Israeli military said, after a firefight erupted.Palestinians said an Israeli unit travelling in a civilian vehicle had killed the Hamas commander.Sirens later sounded in communities across
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Jordan flash floods: Eleven killed and tourists evacuated from Petra

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo shows the moment flood waters pour into PetraFlash floods in Jordan have killed 11 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

Former MP killed in WW1 finally added to Parliament’s memorial

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWW1: The forgotten hero MPA forgotten hero has finally been remembered on Parliament's World War One memorial.The marble installation recognises the sacrifice of peers, MPs, MPs' sons, and senior officers of Parliament, who died in service during the Great War.But 96 years after its completion, a leading historian realised one MP had been left off.Now Lieutenant Gerald Arbuthnot, once the Conservative
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Florida yoga studio shooting: Two killed and four injured

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The shooting at the hot yoga studio happened late Friday afternoon Two women have been killed and five others injured after a gunman opened fire in a Florida hot yoga studio.Scott Paul Beierle killed Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21, after entering the studio in Tallahassee at 17:37 local time (21:37 GMT) on Friday, police say.The 40-year-old then apparently turned the gun
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Truck convoy tribute to three killed in Denbighshire crash

[ad_1] Image caption Around 200 people gathered in Ruthin to pay their respects to the three teenagers who died in Friday's crash A vigil led by a convoy of trucks has been held for three men killed in a car crash.Leon Rice, 17, and 18-year-old John Michael Jones, from Ruthin in Denbighshire, died when the car they were in hit another vehicle on Friday.Colin Hornsby, from Greater Manchester, was also
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Man killed in drive-by shooting in Airdrie

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Image caption The victim has been named locally as Gary More Up to 10 shots were fired at a man who was killed in a drive-by shooting in North Lanarkshire.Gary More, 32, died after the attack in Gartness, Airdrie, at about 20:10 on Thursday.BBC Scotland understands that the suspects fled the scene in a white Skoda, which was later found burnt out in the north of

Wildlife presenter Johnny Kingdom killed by digger

[ad_1] Image caption "A legend has been lost", Johnny Kingdom's family said in a statment Television wildlife presenter Johnny Kingdom has been killed in an accident on his land.The film-maker, photographer and author, who specialised in his local area of Exmoor and north Devon, died on Thursday night.Police confirmed emergency services were called to a field near Wadham Cross in Knowstone, Devon, to reports that a digger had rolled over.The
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Rheinmetall-Denel blast: Eight killed in munitions explosion in South Africa

[ad_1] At least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a munitions factory in South Africa, a spokesman for the fire and rescue services has said.The incident happened in the Somerset West district near Cape Town during the afternoon.The cause of the blast is not yet known but an eyewitness reported seeing a huge fireball from 5km (3 miles) away.Firefighters are continuing to search for others believed to