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Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the month-long Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.

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Pope’s relatives killed in car crash

Pope Francis was deeply grieved, the Vatican’s official broadcasting service said yesterday, after the deaths of three relatives killed when their car slammed into the back of a truck on a highway in central Argentina. 

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Williams’ death used as ‘click-bait’

An internet security company is warning about a widespread Facebook scam that is exploiting the tragic suicide of comic actor Robin Williams.

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Insatiable humans plunge Earth into‘ecological debt’

Humans have used up the natural resources the world can supply in a year in less than eight months, campaigners have warned.

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Knifeman killed by St Louis police

US police officers in St Louis shot and killed a 23-year-old man who they say was wielding a knife and refused to drop it. 

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Hong Kong entertainer Jackie Chan (Right) poses with his son Jaycee Fong Jo Ming.

Jackie Chan’s son arrested on drug-related charges

Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges.

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Quirky World...Bad hair day as pound shop thieves strike

THIEVES CLEAN UP IN POUND SHOP RAID

ENGLAND: Thieves broke in to a pound shop stealing almost £5,000 (€6,240) worth of anti-dandruff shampoo, toiletries and floor cleaner.

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Cilla backs pal Cliff over sex claims

Cilla Black has rallied to the defence of fellow showbiz veteran Cliff Richard and said she thinks allegations that he sexually assaulted a boy in the 1980s are "without foundation".

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Israel resumes strikes on Gaza as ceasefire collapses

A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed yesterday, with claims that Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel, prompting Israeli air strikes that health officials said killed a woman and a young girl. 

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US journalist reportedly beheaded by ISIS

American journalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria in November 2012, has reportedly been beheaded by the Islamic State, a militant group formerly known as ISIS.

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Cardiovascular disease is killing more European women than men

Women have been urged to look after the health of their hearts as a new report showed that more women than men are killed by cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe.

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Half of GPs ‘pressurised’ over antibiotics

Almost half of GPs admitted prescribing antibiotics even though they know they will not treat the patient’s condition, a survey shows.

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Get the bus to work and ‘lose half a stone’

People could lose up to half a stone if they did not drive to work and used public transport or actively commuted instead, research has suggested.

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Physically fit kids outperform peers in the classroom

Physically-fit children are officially brainier than their punier peers, new research has confirmed.

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Mothers who breastfeed are  less likely to get postnatal depression, study shows.

Breastfeeding helps fight postnatal depression

New mothers who successfully breastfeed their babies are less likely to suffer postnatal depression, research suggests.

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