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Israel has said it is calling up another 16,000 reservists, giving the military the ability to substantially widen its bloody Gaza offensive.

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No let-up in Gaza civilian slaughter

Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a UN-run school and another 17 near a street market yesterday, Gaza’s Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after more than three weeks of fighting.

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Glamour model defends £30,000 baby birth tickets

An aspiring glamour model has said selling tickets to the birth of her third child for a total of £30,000 (€38,000) is better than claiming benefits.

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Harris ‘lenient’ prison term will not be challenged

Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris will not see his jail term challenged by the UK government’s chief legal adviser for being too lenient.

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Dating website ‘experimented’ with bad matches

A dating site has admitted "experimenting" on unsuspecting love-seekers by setting them up with "bad matches" to test technology.

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Quarantine measures to combat Ebola risk

Liberia has announced the quarantine of a number of communities and the closure of schools across the country, the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

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Quirky World...Police earn their stripes as man monkeys around

Britain: A pair of off-duty police officers who made an arrest while dressed as a zebra and a monkey have been commended for their bravery.

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