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3 killed in 5th straight Friday of clashes at Israel-Gaza border

3 killed in 5th straight Friday of clashes at Israel-Gaza border

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April 27 (UPI) -- Three Palestinians were killed and hundreds were injured Friday during the fifth weekly "March of Return" rally along the Israel-Gaza border, officials said.The Israeli military said it opened fire at the crowd after hundreds of Palestinian rioters tried to burn the fence and enter the Israel throwing explosives, fire bombs and rocks.Thousands of young people, dubbed "rebellious youth," protest every Friday at the border fence. Several of the injured on Friday were journalists and medical staff:UN Human Rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Israel must address what he called an excessive use of force in Gaza -- saying the loss of life is "deplorable" and the number of injuries is staggering.Last week, the Israel Defense Force again dropped pamphlets over Palestinian dem...
Toronto van attack suspect quizzed after 10 killed

Toronto van attack suspect quizzed after 10 killed

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The suspect in the van rampage in Toronto that left 10 people dead is due in court later as police investigate the motive behind the attack.Another 15 people are believed to have been injured on the corner of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, where the van mounted a pavement and mowed down pedestrians.Officers have arrested the driver of the van, who has been named as Alek Minassian, from Ontario's Richmond Hill.The 25-year-old is due to appear in court at 10am local time (3pm BST).::Officer praised for not shooting van attack suspectFootage has emerged showing the suspect facing off with police, shouting "kill me" and "I've got a gun in my pocket" while appearing to point something at officers at the scene.One officer tells him to "get down" and can be later seen putting handcuffs on the man...
Reporter covering protest killed on Facebook Live

Reporter covering protest killed on Facebook Live

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The death of a journalist covering protests in Nicaragua has been captured on camera as he filmed on Facebook Live.Angel Gahona was reporting live on unrest in the central American country when he was shot dead.At least 25 others have been killed in the last few days amid demonstrations against increased taxes, according to human rights groups.Image:The last Facebook Live shot Angel Gahona took before he was shot deadMr Gahona was in the entrance to the city hall of the southeastern city of Bluefields on Saturday when he was hit by gunfire.The reporter was describing damage to a cash machine he was videoing with his phone as a cameraman filmed behind him when a shot rang out.Image:A petrol bomb explodes near riot policemenSuddenly, he falls to the ground as others around him are heard scre...
Catholic priest killed while hearing confessions in Mexico

Catholic priest killed while hearing confessions in Mexico

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April 21 (UPI) -- A Roman Catholic priest was killed Friday in the west-central Mexican state of Jalisco, the second priest murdered within one week in the country.Juan Miguel Contreras Garcia, 33, was performing the sacrament of penance when attacked at a parish in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, according to a statement from the Mexican Bishops' Conference.The attack, which took place immediately after the celebration of Holy Mass, is the latest in a series of attacks against priests in Mexico.Father Ruben Alcantara Diaz was attacked April 18 right before an evening Mass at Our Lady of Carmen Parish in Cuautitlan Izcalli.On Saturday, the bishops launched an urgent appeal for a culture of peace and reconciliation."These deplorable events call each of us to a deep an...
Syria war: At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma

Syria war: At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say.Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements. It said the deaths were likely to rise.There has been no independent verification of the reports. Syria has called the allegations of a chemical attack a "fabrication" - as has its main ally, Russia. The US state department said Russia - with its "unwavering support" for Syria's government - "ultimately bears responsibility" for the alleged attacks.What do we know about the attack?Several medical, monitoring and activist groups reported details of a chemical attack."Seventy people suffocated to death and...