Hamas rebuffs Blinken blame for elusive ceasefire
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Hamas rebuffs Blinken blame for elusive ceasefire

Hamas has pushed back after being criticised by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken for not yet accepting a ceasefire proposal, saying it had shown “positivity” towards the…

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Record number of people driven from their homes, says UN
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Record number of people driven from their homes, says UN

A record-breaking 120 million people have been forced to flee their homes by war, violence and persecution – the 12th year in a row the number has increased,…

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French citizen Louis Arnaud released from Iran jail, Macron says
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French citizen Louis Arnaud released from Iran jail, Macron says

President Emmanuel Macron says Iran has released a French citizen who was detained on national security charges almost two years ago. Louis Arnaud, a banking consultant in his…

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Evidence that Iran and UAE drones used
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Evidence that Iran and UAE drones used

18 minutes ago By Abdelrahman Abu Taleb, BBC News Arabic Reuters Cities such as Omdurman have been turned into ghost towns by a year of fighting Iran and the United…

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Houthis claim attack on merchant ship in Red Sea
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Houthis claim attack on merchant ship in Red Sea

Yemen’s Houthis have claimed an attack on a merchant ship in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. A Houthi spokesman said the group had targeted a…

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‘Forced to speak in a whisper’
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‘Forced to speak in a whisper’

55 minutes ago By Yolande Knell, Jerusalem • Anastassia Zlatopolskai, Tel Aviv Watch: Parents of freed Russian-Israeli hostage tell BBC his return was a “miracle” “They were forced to speak in a whisper,”…

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Oldest Christian book sells for more than £3m in London
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Oldest Christian book sells for more than £3m in London

15 hours ago By James W Kelly, BBC News Reuters The Crosby-Schoyen Codex is part of the Bodmer Papyri – a collection of texts discovered in the 1950s Christianity’s oldest…

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Parents of freed hostage tell BBC of his return
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Parents of freed hostage tell BBC of his return

There was a euphoric response in Israel to the special forces’ rescue of four hostages from Hamas captivity in central Gaza on Saturday. But for the parents of…

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Israel, Hamas accused of war crimes in new UN report
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Israel, Hamas accused of war crimes in new UN report

Israel and Hamas have been accused of committing a litany of war crimes and human rights abuses since 7 October in a new independent report to the UN…

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Hezbollah fires rocket barrages at Israel after commander killed
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Hezbollah fires rocket barrages at Israel after commander killed

10 minutes ago By David Gritten, BBC News Reuters Hezbollah rockets sparked fires in several locations in northern Israel on Wednesday Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement has fired multiple barrages of rockets…

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