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#Israel says it has downed drone from #Gaza

AshdodThe force said it was trying to locate debris in the area about 25kms north of Gaza, and determine whether it had carried explosives.

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UN authorises cross-border aid to Syrians

cross-border aidThe UN Security Council has authorised humanitarian access without Syrian government consent at four border crossings into rebel-held areas from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, although Syria has warned it deems such deliveries an attack.

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#Israel to mull #Egypt ceasefire plan for #Gaza

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, is to convene his security cabinet to discuss an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, an Israeli official has said.

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Thousands flee #Gaza as #Israel raids continue

air strikesThe Israeli military has launched air strikes over the northern Gaza Strip after people in the town of Beit Lahiya were told to leave their homes.

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#Iran and West fail to reach nuclear pact

nuclear talks in ViennaNuclear talks between Iran and six world powers appear likely to be extended past their target end date of July 20 after the sides failed to reach an agreement in Vienna.

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Extension likely for #Iran nuclear talks

Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers appear likely to be extended past their target end date of July 20 because of deep differences separating the two sides, officials with knowledge of the talks say.

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#Yemen army chiefs sacked after rebel advances

Yemen's president, Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, has sacked the military chiefs of two regions following sweeping advances by Shia rebels and a surge in al-Qaeda attacks, state media has reported.

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Israeli troops launch first incursion in #Gaza

Israeli marinesIsraeli marines clashed with Hamas gunmen in the first reported ground incursion in the Gaza Strip, after the deadliest night of violence in Israel's latest offensive in which 18 members of the same family were killed.

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#Iraq parliament defers vote on new government

Iraq parliamentIraq's deadlocked parliament has ended its second session without making any progress towards forming a new unity government that can confront armed rebels who have seized control of a huge part of the country.

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Iraq's Sunnis pick parliament speaker

Iraq's Sunni Arab politicians have picked a candidate for the post of parliamentary speaker, an action that could revive stalled efforts to form a new government after the elections in April.

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