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The Latest: Israeli PM confirms weekend strikes in Syria

The Latest: Israeli PM confirms weekend strikes in SyriaJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel's operation along its border with Lebanon (all times local):



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Israel says strikes two Hamas posts after arson balloons

Israel says strikes two Hamas posts after arson balloonsIsrael’s army said it struck two Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after balloons carried an explosive device over the border fence, but no injuries were reported. The Gaza border has been relatively calm in recent weeks after a deal in which Israel allowed Qatar to provide millions of dollars in aid for fuel and salaries in the blockaded enclave. “Earlier today, an explosive device attached to multiple balloons was launched on a model airplane from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory,” an Israeli army statement said.



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Russia says Israeli strikes on Syria threatened two civilian flights: Ifax

Russia says Israeli strikes on Syria threatened two civilian flights: IfaxRussia’s Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday that Israeli missile strikes in Syria the previous day had directly threatened two civilian flights, Interfax news agency reported. The ministry, which did not specify which flights had been threatened, added that Syrian air defenses had destroyed 14 of 16 Israeli missiles launched against unspecified targets near Damascus on Tuesday. Three Syrian soldiers were injured in the strikes, Syrian state media reported.



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Lebanon condemns Israeli strikes against Syria

Lebanon condemns Israeli strikes against SyriaLebanon’s foreign ministry condemned on Wednesday Israeli air raids against Syria from its airspace and said it supported Syria’s right to defend its sovereignty. Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has instructed Lebanon’s envoy to the U.N. to submit a complaint to the Security Council against the “dangerous Israeli violations that threaten stability in the region”, the foreign ministry said in a statement.



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Moscow accuses Israel of 'gross violation of sovereignty' in Syria strikes

Moscow accuses Israel of 'gross violation of sovereignty' in Syria strikesMoscow on Wednesday said Israel had violated Syria’s sovereignty with airstrikes the day before, after Israel and Damascus blamed each other for the hostilities. This is a gross violation of the sovereignty of Syria,” the Russian ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement. Syria said via state media that its air defences shot down Israeli missiles near Damascus, while Israel said it was protecting itself from anti-aircraft fire.



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US judge strikes down Trump administration asylum policies targeting domestic and gang violence victims

US judge strikes down Trump administration asylum policies targeting domestic and gang violence victimsA federal judge has struck down most of the Trump administration policies that make it nearly impossible for victims of domestic abuse and gang violence to be granted asylum. The policies issued by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions were part of Donald Trump’s broader crackdown on asylum and immigration. In his ruling, Judge Emmet Sullivan also ordered the government to return individuals to the US who had been deported under the policies, which made it difficult for those types of victims to claim “credible fear” of returning to their home countries.



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7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of New Caledonia, prompts small tsunami waves for Vanuatu

7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of New Caledonia, prompts small tsunami waves for VanuatuTsunami warnings were issued after a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of New Caledonia on Wednesday afternoon, local time.



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The Latest: Group says strikes damaged dozens of Gaza homes

The Latest: Group says strikes damaged dozens of Gaza homesJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local):



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Rockets fired from Gaza, Israel stages air strikes, after botched raid

Rockets fired from Gaza, Israel stages air strikes, after botched raidThe flareup cast a new cloud over efforts by Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations to broker a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the dominant armed group in Gaza. On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he hoped to reach an “arrangement” that would avoid another conflict and ease Israeli-blockaded Gaza’s economic hardships. In southern Israel, interceptor missiles streaked through the sky and sirens sounded during what the military said were more than 80 rocket salvoes from Gaza.



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Israeli air strikes target Gaza Strip after rocket fire

Israeli air strikes target Gaza Strip after rocket fireIsrael’s military said it was carrying out air strikes “throughout the Gaza Strip” on Monday after a barrage of rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave towards its territory. Israel reported some 80 “launches” from the Gaza Strip towards its territory — reportedly rockets and mortars — with a number intercepted by missile defences. It also said an Israeli bus was hit by fire from the Gaza Strip.



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