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Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An empty bus in a kibbutz was set ablaze after being hit and an Israeli seriously wounded Violence has flared between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, a day after seven militants and an Israeli soldier were killed during an undercover Israeli operation in ...

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Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A cat in Morocco (file picture) A Briton has died after contracting rabies while on holiday in Morocco, health officials have said. Public Health England said the victim became infected after being bitten by a cat. PHE issued a reminder to travellers to avoid ...

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Nationalism a driving force behind fake news in India, research shows

Image copyright Bloomberg Image caption Researchers gained unprecedented access to participants’ phones to follow sharing behaviours A rising tide of nationalism in India is driving ordinary citizens to spread fake news, according to BBC research. The research found that facts were less important to some than the emotional desire to ...

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Rappler CEO calls Philippine tax evasion charges ‘intimidation’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Maria Ressa, a former CNN journalist, co-founded the investigative news site in 2012 The CEO of major Philippine news site Rappler has told the BBC charges of tax evasion were “manufactured” because they had been critical of the state. Maria Ressa denies the “ridiculous charges”, ...

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Bobi Wine: Uganda pop star returns to stage after arrest

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bobi Wine took to the stage wearing his trademark red beret The Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Bobi Wine has performed for the first time since being charged and jailed for treason. There was a heavy police presence for the show, which was only ...

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Why half of America panics when this woman falls ill

Image copyright The Washington Post Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to hospital. Why did the news send many Americans into a tizzy? On Wednesday evening, Justice Ginsburg fell in her office at the US Supreme Court and went to the hospital, where doctors discovered ...

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Iran women attend Asian Champions League football final

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The women cheered on their team, Persepolis, from separate stands Hundreds of Iranian women have been allowed to attend the Asia Champions League final in Tehran, Iran’s semi-official Isna news agency reports. The move is being seen as a possible end to more than ...

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