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From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council calls for "immediate truce" in Gaza Gaza

UN Security Council calls for "immediate truce" in Gaza

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on Israel to show “maximum restraint”.

From TheJournal.ie A Palestinian describes what life is like under Israeli bombardment Eyewitness

A Palestinian describes what life is like under Israeli bombardment

Mohammed Suliman lives in Gaza City and told us what the city is like.

From TheJournal.ie Israel accepts Egyptian peace deal, but Hamas rejects it Gaza

Israel accepts Egyptian peace deal, but Hamas rejects it

The death toll has now reached 186 in the last week.

From TheJournal.ie Russian missile system used against Ukraine, Poroshenko claims Missiles

Russian missile system used against Ukraine, Poroshenko claims

Russian state TV said that Ukrainian troops “crucified” a three-year-old boy.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli aircraft continue to strike Gaza as rockets fired from Syria and Lebanon Tensions

Israeli aircraft continue to strike Gaza as rockets fired from Syria and Lebanon

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has asked the UN to protect the Palestinian state.

From TheJournal.ie Condemnation after lynched figure depicting Gerry Adams placed on loyalist bonfire Tensions

Condemnation after lynched figure depicting Gerry Adams placed on loyalist bonfire

Gerry Adams has condemned the figure’s appearance as “deeply offensive”.

From TheJournal.ie "They beat me with their fists, a chair, anything they could find. They stubbed out cigarettes on my leg and electrocuted me." Kidnapping

"They beat me with their fists, a chair, anything they could find. They stubbed out cigarettes on my leg and electrocuted me."

Amnesty International says the bulk of the kidnappings are carried out by pro-Russian rebels.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza Operation Protective Edge

Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza

The deaths bring to 70 the number of Palestinians killed since Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie 28 dead as Israel pounds Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

28 dead as Israel pounds Gaza Strip

The death toll has risen since Israel began air strikes on the region.

From TheJournal.ie Israel moves forces to border as rockets fired from Gaza Rocket Fire

Israel moves forces to border as rockets fired from Gaza

Israel said the show of force on the Gaza border was a defence measure.

From TheJournal.ie Riots, tension, and fears of retaliation as killing of Palestinian teenager sparks rioting Tensions

Riots, tension, and fears of retaliation as killing of Palestinian teenager sparks rioting

“The current spiral of violence, loss and suffering must stop now,” said the head of the Red Cross.

From TheJournal.ie The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq Iraq

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq

The US says that drones are purely to protect their military advisers.

From TheJournal.ie John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq's Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink Tensions

John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq's Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink

There is an increasingly urgent diplomatic push to stop Iraq from tearing apart.

From TheJournal.ie Russia orders troops to be on "full combat alert" Bad Neighbours

Russia orders troops to be on "full combat alert"

Moscow is concerned Ukraine is stepping up its military operation against pro-Russian rebels despite having called a unilateral ceasefire, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

From TheJournal.ie 14-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by Israel army during search for missing teenagers Tensions

14-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by Israel army during search for missing teenagers

The soldiers had been carrying out arrests as part of the arrest to find the three teens believed to have been abducted by Hamas.

From TheJournal.ie Israel arrests Palestinian politician in giant manhunt for kidnapped teenagers Tensions

Israel arrests Palestinian politician in giant manhunt for kidnapped teenagers

More than 150 Palestinians have been arrested in the search for the three teenagers who were snatched from a settlement on Thursday night.

From TheJournal.ie Second European team of monitors reported missing in eastern Ukraine Monitors

Second European team of monitors reported missing in eastern Ukraine

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said that it had been unable to establish contact with four of its monitors.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine troops killed as president promises to meet Putin Tensions

Ukraine troops killed as president promises to meet Putin

Putin has rejected the legitimacy of the interim team that rose to power in February and not been reported to have spoken to any Ukrainian official since the Kiev uprising.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens dead as Ukraine reclaims Donetsk airport Donetsk

Dozens dead as Ukraine reclaims Donetsk airport

“The airport is under our full control. The enemy suffered heavy losses. We have none,” Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

From TheJournal.ie Petro Poroshenko set to win Ukraine's presidential election Exit Polls

Petro Poroshenko set to win Ukraine's presidential election

In early returns it’s suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko will be elected president of Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Russian rebels kill 17 Ukrainian troops ahead of vote Violence

Pro-Russian rebels kill 17 Ukrainian troops ahead of vote

A toll puts the number of dead in violence in the east of the country at 140.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine starts 'unity talks' as Russia warns of civil war Civil War

Ukraine starts 'unity talks' as Russia warns of civil war

The discussions come just two weeks before an election in the country.

From TheJournal.ie It's a start: Doctors agree to 'talks about talks' with Minister Tensions

It's a start: Doctors agree to 'talks about talks' with Minister

The Irish Medical Organisation and Alex White will sit down about the plan to give free GP care to children under six.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Russian rebels present peace-keeping 'prisoners of war' to international media Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels present peace-keeping 'prisoners of war' to international media

The captured men are in Ukraine as part of an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe verification team.

From TheJournal.ie Obama confirms that if Putin was drowning, he would probably jump in to save him Tensions

Obama confirms that if Putin was drowning, he would probably jump in to save him

“If anybody is out there drowning, I would save them. I used to be a pretty good swimmer, I grew up in Hawaii.”

From TheJournal.ie Angry scenes as relatives of MH370 passengers meet airline staff Missing

Angry scenes as relatives of MH370 passengers meet airline staff

“I am not trying to create trouble or difficulty for your staff. We haven’t been trying to vent anger or hate your staff”.

From TheJournal.ie Invasion fears rise as Russia accuses Kiev of 'crimes against its own people' Ukraine

Invasion fears rise as Russia accuses Kiev of 'crimes against its own people'

Vladimir Putin has warned of “consequences” to the military action.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends 'reassuring' troops Crisis

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends 'reassuring' troops

Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.

From TheJournal.ie Russia accuses Ukraine of violating peace deal Staredown

Russia accuses Ukraine of violating peace deal

US President Barack Obama had warned Russia that it would face additional sanctions if progress was not made within days.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels won't abide by an international agreement reached yesterday Rebel Gunmen

Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels won't abide by an international agreement reached yesterday

Obama has warned that if there’s no progress “additional consequences” will be imposed on Russia.

From TheJournal.ie Russia accuses West of "off the scale" hypocrisy over Ukraine Ukraine

Russia accuses West of "off the scale" hypocrisy over Ukraine

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s interim president says he supports a ref

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams criticises Norman Tebbit for saying he hoped the Real IRA would shoot McGuinness Tensions

Gerry Adams criticises Norman Tebbit for saying he hoped the Real IRA would shoot McGuinness

Adams said Tebbit was publicly advocating the assassination of Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

From TheJournal.ie Journalist shot dead in Afghanistan Tensions

Journalist shot dead in Afghanistan

Two female journalists were shot in a police station in Khoust – one has died and one is seriously injured.

From TheJournal.ie Fitch downgrades Russia rating as EU adds sanctions to 12 more people Crimea

Fitch downgrades Russia rating as EU adds sanctions to 12 more people

The agency says investors will be reluctant to lend to Russia during the current crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Crimea officially asks to rejoin Russia in Cold War-style stand-off Tensions

Crimea officially asks to rejoin Russia in Cold War-style stand-off

The final tally shows 96.6 per cent of voters in Crimea chose to secede from Ukraine and rejoin Russia.

From TheJournal.ie Tatars urge NATO to intervene in Ukraine "before there is a massacre" Tensions

Tatars urge NATO to intervene in Ukraine "before there is a massacre"

The European Court of Human Rights has called on Russia to avoid military action, while a protester was stabbed in the west of Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Russian gunmen have stormed a Ukrainian military command centre Crimea

Pro-Russian gunmen have stormed a Ukrainian military command centre

Around 20 attackers entered the base without firing a shot, report say.

From TheJournal.ie Russia has test-fired an intercontinental missile Tensions

Russia has test-fired an intercontinental missile

It successfully hit a target in Kazakhstan, the Russian government says.

From TheJournal.ie 'An anti-constitutional coup': Vladimir Putin isn't happy about events in Ukraine Putin On A Show

'An anti-constitutional coup': Vladimir Putin isn't happy about events in Ukraine

The Russian president is addressing journalists in Moscow this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine's navy chief switches allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities Hostile

Ukraine's navy chief switches allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities

Denis Berezovsky said in a televised statement that he “swears allegiance to the residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea”.