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Sri Lanka attacks death toll rises to 290, about 500 wounded: police

Sri Lanka attacks death toll rises to 290, about 500 wounded: policeThe death toll from attacks on churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka rose significantly to 290, and about 500 people were also wounded, police said on Monday. The death toll overnight had stood at 207. A government source said President Maithripala Sirisena, who was abroad when the attacks happened, had called a meeting of the National Security Council early on Monday.



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Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 wounded

Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 woundedKFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip demolished a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. The military quickly mobilized troops and called up reserves, setting the stage for a potential major conflagration shortly before Israel's upcoming elections.



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Israel says six wounded near Tel Aviv in long-range Gaza rocket attack

Israel says six wounded near Tel Aviv in long-range Gaza rocket attackThe early morning attack on Mishmeret, an agricultural town north of Tel Aviv, came at a time of high tension ahead of the anniversary of Gaza border protests at the weekend, and with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visiting Washington as he campaigns for a fifth term in an April 9 ballot. Israel’s commercial capital and outlying communities had last come under such an attack during the 2014 war with Gaza’s dominant Hamas Islamists. The Magen David Adom ambulance service said it was treating six occupants of a home in Mishmeret, including an infant, for wounds.



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Palestinian wounded in Israel border clashes dies: Gaza ministry

Palestinian wounded in Israel border clashes dies: Gaza ministryA Palestinian wounded last month during clashes on the Israel-Gaza border succumbed to his wounds on Monday, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. A spokesman for the ministry said in a statement “Bissam Safi, 22, died this morning”. For nearly a year protesters have been gathering along the border calling for Palestinian refugees and their descendants to be allowed to return to former homes now inside Israel.



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Wounded and alone, children emerge from last Islamic State enclave

Wounded and alone, children emerge from last Islamic State enclaveThe Iraqi orphan’s family had died two years earlier in air strikes across the border in al-Qaim region. Hareth was 11 years old when Islamic State (IS) carved out its “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, killing thousands of civilians and attracting an array of enemies that have fought from the air and on the ground to uproot the jihadists. Now 16, he was among the children swept up this week in the civilian evacuation of Baghouz, the last shred of land under the jihadists’ control where they are on the brink of defeat at the hands of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).



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Multiple wounded, at least one dead in US shooting

Multiple wounded, at least one dead in US shootingAt least one person was killed and several others, including police officers, were wounded on Friday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago. US media reported that the suspected gunman was killed soon after police and federal agents flooded a manufacturing complex in Aurora, Illinois — 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of central Chicago. Witnesses said they had locked themselves into nearby buildings as a man in his 30s or 40s began firing off rounds.



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Trump wounded by border wall retreat in deal to end shutdown

Trump wounded by border wall retreat in deal to end shutdownPresident Donald Trump, who famously vowed to negotiate big deals in the White House, came out of a government shutdown battle on Friday politically wounded and outmaneuvered by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. With Americans exasperated over the 35-day shutdown’s impact on everyday life, including air travel, Trump finally gave in and agreed to reopen the government until Feb. 15, without getting the $ 5.7 billion he had demanded for a border wall. “Perhaps he lost the short-term battle,” one senior administration official said.



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Israeli shelling kills Gaza militant after officer wounded

Israeli shelling kills Gaza militant after officer woundedJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday killed a Palestinian militant and wounded four others shortly after an Israeli soldier was shot on the border of the coastal enclave, authorities said. Following the incident, Israel said it would halt a key transfer of Qatari funds to the Gaza Strip.



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Reports: 2 British soldiers wounded in IS attack in Syria

Reports: 2 British soldiers wounded in IS attack in SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — A missile attack by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria killed at least one Kurdish fighter and wounded two British soldiers embedded with them, according to reports Sunday, amid fierce fighting in the strategic area near the Iraqi border.



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Three killed, four wounded in California bowling alley shooting

Three killed, four wounded in California bowling alley shootingThree men were killed and four wounded in a shooting at a Los Angeles suburban bowling alley early on Saturday.



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