Sunday, 1st February 2015

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Burning vehicles are seen near the village of Ghajar on Israel's border with Lebanon. A Hezbollah missile strike killed two and wounded seven Israeli soldiers on Wednesday.
LEBANON : In the most significant escalation of tensions since the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war, cross-border missile attacks have left a United Nations peacekeeper dead in Lebanon and killed two Israeli soldiers in the country's north. The Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the anti-tank missile attack on the Israeli military convoy in the contested Shebaa Farms area along the border with Lebanon that killed the two soldiers and wounded seven others on Wednesday. Hezbollah said the attack was carried out by the "al-Quneitra Martyr's Brigade" - a reference to the area in...
Katrina Dawson
AUSTRALIA: One of the hostages held during a siege at an Australian cafe last month was killed by a ricochet of at least one police bullet that also injured three other hostages, an inquest into the deaths was told on Thursday. Jeremy Gormly, counsel assisting the New South Wales state coroner, said lawyer Katrina Dawson, 38, was hit by six fragments of a police bullet, or bullets, with one striking a major blood vessel. "She lost consciousness quickly and died shortly afterwards," Gormly said at the opening of the inquest. Police stormed the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in central Sydney in the early...
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