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Israel continues hitting Gaza targets after rocket attack

Israel continues hitting Gaza targets after rocket attack

World
Israeli forces have continued to hit targets across the Gaza Strip, just hours after a ceasefire was reported to have taken effect.The ceasefire was brokered by Egypt on Monday but shortly afterwards there were air raid sirens heard in southern Israel and rocket fire reported from Gaza. At least 30 rockets were fired into Israel on Monday, according to Israel, but nearly all of them were intercepted or landed in uninhabited areas.But six Israelis were injured when a rocket landed on a home in a farming community.The Iron Dome rocket defence system had not been activated because the attack was unexpected. Advertisement In retaliation, Israel hit back with 15 airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, including...
Suspect's manifesto sent to PM's office minutes before attack

Suspect's manifesto sent to PM's office minutes before attack

World
By Alison Chung, news reporter The New Zealand prime minister said the suspected gunman in the mosque shootings had sent an anti-immigrant manifesto to her office minutes before the attack.Jacinda Ardern, who met with some of the victims' relatives on Sunday, said her office had gotten the email about nine minutes before Friday's attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, although she added she hadn't gotten the email directly herself. Her office was one of about 30 recipients and forwarded the email to parliamentary security within a couple of minutes of receiving it, she said. The email did not include any location or specific details.The suspect in the shootings, 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, appeared in court on Saturday charged with one...
Christchurch shootings: Social media races to stop attack footage

Christchurch shootings: Social media races to stop attack footage

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device A gunman opened fire in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 people and injuring 50 more. As he did so, he filmed the entire crime and live-streamed it directly to Facebook.What ensued was an exhausting race for social media pages to take the footage down, as it was replicated seemingly endlessly and shared widely in the wake of the attack.And through social media, it found its way onto the front pages of some of the world's biggest news websites in the form of still images, gifs, and even the full video.This series of events has, once again, shone a spotlight on how sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Reddit try - and fail - to address far-right extremism on their platforms. Atta...
'He would have killed us all' – New Zealand mosque attack hero

'He would have killed us all' – New Zealand mosque attack hero

World
A survivor has told Sky News how he screamed at the Christchurch attacker as he tried to lead the gunman away from a mosque where several people had already been killed.Abdul Aziz, 48, said he heard gunshots during Friday prayers and left his family, including his four children, inside the Linwood Islamic Centre as he ran outside to confront the terrorist in a car park. He said his children were saying, "Please come inside"."I told them 'you guys go inside, I will be alright,'" he said in an interview with Sky News. Aftermath of shooting inside Linwood mosque ...
Global warming may trigger heart attack risk

Global warming may trigger heart attack risk

Health
March 12 (UPI) -- Extreme temperatures can have a deadly effect on a person's heart, new research shows. Many heart attacks worldwide have been triggered by wild temperature swings brought on, in part, by global warming, according to a study published Tuesday in the European Heart Journal. The researchers say an elevated set of risk of factors like diabetes and hyperlipidemia make people more vulnerable to death from heat. "In the case of very high and very low temperatures in particular, this has been clearly demonstrated," Kai Chen, a researcher at the Institute of Epidemiology at German Research Center for Environmental Health and study author, said in a news release. "In this latest study, we wanted to see to what extent the heat and cold-related heart attack risk has changed over th...