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2009-01-04

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EU delegation heads to Middle East

Diplomatic efforts to halt the violence are being stepped up. On top of missions by Arab countries, a European Union delegation has left for the

Diplomatic efforts to halt the violence are being stepped up. On top of missions by Arab countries, a European Union delegation has left for the

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Israeli army tightens grip on Gaza Strip

Israeli ground forces have pushed deep into the Gaza Strip, splitting it into three, and surrounding the main city with heavy armour and troops

Israeli ground forces have pushed deep into the Gaza Strip, splitting it into three, and surrounding the main city with heavy armour and troops

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Gas flow falls in the Czech Republic and Turkey

Russia and Ukraine continue to play the blame game as the Czech Republic and Turkey report a drop in gas supplies caused by their dispute. The Czechs

Russia and Ukraine continue to play the blame game as the Czech Republic and Turkey report a drop in gas supplies caused by their dispute. The Czechs

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Abbas condemns Israel's "brutal aggression"

The Palestinian President has used his toughest language yet to condemn the Israeli offensive, describing it as brutal aggression. Mahmoud Abbas is

The Palestinian President has used his toughest language yet to condemn the Israeli offensive, describing it as brutal aggression. Mahmoud Abbas is

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Humanitarian crisis grows as bombs drop

Few in the Gaza Strip have escaped the effects of Israel’s offensive. The most visible, of course, are those battered and torn by the bombs, shells

Few in the Gaza Strip have escaped the effects of Israel’s offensive. The most visible, of course, are those battered and torn by the bombs, shells

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Evicted Israeli settlers: "We told you so"

Jewish settlers who were removed from colonies in the Gaza Strip by Israeli authorities in 2005 say the latest developments come as no surprise to

Jewish settlers who were removed from colonies in the Gaza Strip by Israeli authorities in 2005 say the latest developments come as no surprise to

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Rocket attacks continue against Israel

The aim of the Israeli operation is to stop Palestinian rocket attacks. So far that seems to have failed, despite the big loss of life, and the high

The aim of the Israeli operation is to stop Palestinian rocket attacks. So far that seems to have failed, despite the big loss of life, and the high

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Dozens of Palestinians reportedly killed by Israeli shells

Latest reports coming out of Gaza City say Israeli tanks shells have exploded in the middle of a shopping area. Palestinian medics say at least five

Latest reports coming out of Gaza City say Israeli tanks shells have exploded in the middle of a shopping area. Palestinian medics say at least five

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Shi'ite pilgrims target of deadly Iraq blast

At least 38 people are reported to have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in northwestern Baghdad. More than 50 are said to be injured after the

At least 38 people are reported to have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in northwestern Baghdad. More than 50 are said to be injured after the

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Hamas vows to make Gaza a "graveyard" for Israelis

After eight days of aerial bombardments, and still no end to the Hamas rocket attacks, Israeli ground forces amassed along the border with the Gaza

After eight days of aerial bombardments, and still no end to the Hamas rocket attacks, Israeli ground forces amassed along the border with the Gaza

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Olmert says ground offensive "unavoidable"

The Israeli Prime Minister says the ground offensive in Gaza was “unavoidable”. Ehud Olmert has spoken for the first time since the operation began

The Israeli Prime Minister says the ground offensive in Gaza was “unavoidable”. Ehud Olmert has spoken for the first time since the operation began

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UN inaction called "a monstrosity"

The United Nations Security Council called an emergency debate on the fighting. The Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon had already expressed his deep

The United Nations Security Council called an emergency debate on the fighting. The Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon had already expressed his deep

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Street protests greet Israel's assault

Reaction among ordinary people has been much stronger. Demonstrators took to the streets across the world, some supporting Israel, most venting their

Reaction among ordinary people has been much stronger. Demonstrators took to the streets across the world, some supporting Israel, most venting their

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Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza

Israeli tanks and guns have kept up their assault on Gaza throughout the night, warning the operation will be neither easy nor short-lived. Thousands

Israeli tanks and guns have kept up their assault on Gaza throughout the night, warning the operation will be neither easy nor short-lived. Thousands

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Israel launches Gaza assault

Israel had carefully planned the invasion. A week of air strikes had prepared people on both sides of the border for what was to come; the only

Israel had carefully planned the invasion. A week of air strikes had prepared people on both sides of the border for what was to come; the only

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Several deaths as Gaza mosque is bombed

Just hours before the ground offensive in Gaza, an Israeli air strike reportedly killed some 15 people and wounded dozens more when rockets hit a

Just hours before the ground offensive in Gaza, an Israeli air strike reportedly killed some 15 people and wounded dozens more when rockets hit a