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Syria regime advances in south as air strikes kill 15

Syria regime advances in south as air strikes kill 15At least eight battered rebel-held towns in southern Syria returned to regime control under Russian-brokered deals on Saturday as air strikes killed at least 15 civilians, a monitor said. Since June 19, backed by its ally Russia, the Damascus regime has carried out a deadly bombing campaign in southern Syria as it pushes to retake the strategic area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. As of Saturday, government forces controlled more than half of Daraa, up from just 30 percent at the start of the operation, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.



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Air strikes on southern Syria kill 22 civilians: monitor

Air strikes on southern Syria kill 22 civilians: monitorA barrage of Russian air strikes on rebel-held areas of southern Syria killed 22 civilians on Thursday, a monitoring group said, most of them in a single battered town. “At least 35 Russian air strikes hit the town of Al-Mseifra,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “One of them hit a basement where people were taking shelter, killing 17 civilians, including five children,” the Britain-based monitor said.



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Militants' rockets, Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza border

Militants' rockets, Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza borderBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Several dozen rockets and mortar bombs launched at Israel by Palestinians in Gaza, and Israeli air strikes on the enclave’s dominant Hamas militant group, raised the heat along the border on Wednesday. “I don’t intend to detail the actions we plan on Gaza,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a speech to graduating military officers that was aired on national radio.



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Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport

Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airportBy Mohammed Ghobari ADEN (Reuters) – Houthi forces fought to keep control of the airport in Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as Saudi-led coalition air strikes struck the compound, in an offensive that could be a turning point in the three-year conflict. Losing Hodeidah would deal a serious blow to the Iran-aligned Houthis, cutting supply lines from the Red Sea to their stronghold in the capital Sanaa.



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Federal Judge Strikes Down Kansas Proof Of Citizenship Law

Federal Judge Strikes Down Kansas Proof Of Citizenship LawA federal judge on Monday permanently blocked Kansas from requiring people to



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Turkey says its air strikes kill 35 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Turkey says its air strikes kill 35 Kurdish militants in northern IraqTurkish warplanes killed 35 militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes in northern Iraq’s Qandil mountain region on Friday, the Turkish military said. Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan had said on Saturday that Turkish warplanes had struck a meeting of the outlawed PKK in Qandil, where he believed high-profile militants had been hit.



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UN chief calls for investigation of Syria strikes

UN chief calls for investigation of Syria strikesUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for an investigation of air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian jets in Syria, killing dozens including children. The air attack on the night of June 7 to 8 targeted the village of Zardana in Idlib province and left 44 dead including six children, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.



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Bermuda Supreme Court Strikes Law Banning Gay Marriage

Bermuda Supreme Court Strikes Law Banning Gay MarriageThe Bermuda Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that gay couples would be able to



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'Star Wars' Director Rian Johnson Strikes Back At Trolls For Bullying Kelly Marie Tran

'Star Wars' Director Rian Johnson Strikes Back At Trolls For Bullying Kelly Marie TranRian Johnson, director of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," slammed the "manbabies"



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Israel strikes hit more than 30 Gaza 'military targets': army

Israel strikes hit more than 30 Gaza 'military targets': armyIsrael’s military struck more than 30 “military targets” in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to a barrage of rocket and mortar fire from the Palestinian enclave, the army said. Army spokesman Jonathan Conricus told journalists the rocket and mortar fire at Israel was the most extensive since a 2014 war as was Israel’s response. “We just concluded a significant aerial strike where we struck more than 30 different military targets belonging to terrorist organisations,” Conricus said.



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