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Israel-Gaza: Back to Square One? (part 2)

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Israel-Gaza: Back to Square One?

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Russia targets McDonald's over tensions with West

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'New York Post' slammed for publishing ISIS execution images

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Israel-Gaza conflict: 72-hour ceasefire deal sets stage for Cairo talks

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Web users divided over Darren Wilson

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Spain's El Hierro to become world's first self-powered island

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ISRAEL

Israeli air strike kills three top Hamas commanders

An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said, the clearest sign yet Israel is focusing its assault on those leading attacks from the Palestinian enclave.

UKRAINE

Deadly street battles hit Ukrainian rebel stronghold

Heavy shelling hit residential neighbourhoods in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion.

THAILAND

Thailand coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha voted prime minister

Thailand’s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.

BRAZIL

Brazil’s Silva launches bid after Campos plane crash death

Brazil’s Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva (pictured right) its presidential candidate Wednesday, reshaping the political landscape after her late running mate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash last week.

ISRAEL

Netanyahu compares Hamas to IS, Gaza offensive to continue

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Israel’s military campaign in Gaza may be an extended operation and he accused the territory’s Hamas rulers of using “savagery” against civilians just like Islamic State militants in Iraq.

FRANCE

Interactive: Relive the Liberation of Paris in WWII

The French capital fell to the Nazis in 1940. Four years later, Parisians, led by the French Resistance, rose up against the German occupiers. FRANCE 24 takes you back to August 1944 and the Liberation.

FRANCE

France’s ex-PM Juppé sets up presidential clash with Sarkozy

With his announcement Wednesday that he will launch a bid to become France’s next president in 2017, former prime minister Alain Juppé is set for a titanic showdown with another of the right’s political heavyweights, ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy.

MISSOURI, USA

Video: Dozens arrested despite smaller protests in Ferguson

Over 40 people were arrested during protests Tuesday over the police shooting of a black unarmed teenager in Ferguson. Despite the arrests, the situation on the ground seemed its calmest since the protests began 11 days ago. FRANCE 24 reports.

WWII - PHOTOGRAPHY

A new view on Normandy landings, 70 years on

Seven decades after Allied Forces reclaimed France from Nazi Germany, the famed American photo editor and journalist John G. Morris has published his own, often unconventional, snapshots of the historic military campaign.

JAPAN

Dozens killed as landslides strike Japan’s Hiroshima

Huge landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the city of Hiroshima in western Japan Wednesday, leaving at least 27 dead, including several children, and 10 more missing, police said.