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Hamas says seven hostages killed in Gaza

Hamas says seven hostages killed in Gaza

Seven hostages who have been held in Gaza were killed as a result of the Israeli military's bombardment of the enclave, Abu Ubaida, the spokesperson for Hamas' armed wing al-Qassam brigades said on Friday. It was not immediately clear when the seven died. The Al-Qassam brigades confirmed that the


Israeli strike kills 3 Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon

Israeli strike kills 3 Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon

An Israeli drone strike killed three Hezbollah fighters in south Lebanon on Saturday, security sources in Lebanon said, the latest to die in months of cross-border hostilities that have been fought in parallel to the Gaza war. The men were killed when the car they were in was targeted on a coastal

Australia jails first student for school shooting

Australia jails first student for school shooting

A student has been jailed for carrying out what is thought to be Australia's first school shooting. The 15-year-old from Perth fired three shots with two rifles at the Atlantis Beach Baptist College last May, according to a BBC report. Staff and students were left cowering in cupboards and under

Six terrorists killed in NW Pakistan clash

Six terrorists killed in NW Pakistan clash

Six terrorists were killed during a clash with security forces in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the military said. The security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation in north Waziristan district of the province, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media w

15 killed in road accident in central India

15 killed in road accident in central India

At least 15 people, including five women, were killed and 20 others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident in India's central state of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, confirmed a local cop to Xinhua over phone. The road accident occurred in Madhya Pradesh's Bichhiya area

S Arabia receives over 100m tourists in 2023

S Arabia receives over 100m tourists in 2023

Saudi Arabia received 106.2 million domestic and international tourists in 2023, the Saudi Ministry of Tourism said in a statement on Tuesday. The total number of tourists represented a 56-per cent increase from 2019 and a 12-per cent rise from 2022. The number of international tourists reached 27