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Israel-Gaza conflict: Israelis pound Gaza ‘at full force’ despite demands for ceasefire

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, said the deadly incident at a UN school 'underscores the need to end the violence'

A father cries over the body of his son who died when the UN school for refugees in Beit Hanoun was attacked
In this Monday, July 21, 2014 photo, mannequins with their faces covered are displayed in a shop window in central Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The Islamic State group ordered clothes shop owners to cover the faces of the mannequins in Mosul, the shop owners said, apparently in line with strict interpretations of Shariah law that forbid statues or artwork depicting the human form.

Iraq crisis: Isis orders Mosul shop keepers to cover mannequins

Isis has been in control of Iraq's second city for a month

A Palestinian child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, cries at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya

Israel-Gaza conflict: UN school shelled by Israeli tanks, leaving 15 dead and 200 wounded

Doctors and officials described the strike as a 'massacre' mostly impacting children

Palestinian relatives of Tawfiq al -Aga, who medics said was killed in Israeli shelling, mourn during his funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip

Israel-Gaza conflict: UN warns of ‘dire’ humanitarian crisis in Gaza as reports reveal one child dying every hour in fighting

UN says 83 children have died in last three days of 'terrible' conflict

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond during a joint press conference at the Israeli Knesset, in Jerusalem, Israel, 24 July 2014

Israel-Gaza conflict: Britain warns Netanyahu the West is 'losing sympathy' for Israel

Philip Hammond reportedly said he would issue the warning to Benjamin Netanyahu when they met in Jerusalem today

An Israeli aircraft taking off from Ben Gurion Airport, in Lod, Israel, outside Tel Aviv, 22 July 2014

Israel-Gaza conflict: US lifts Tel Aviv flight ban due to 'significant new information' on rocket-fire risk

Ban was put in place after a rocket strike landed a mile from Ben Gurion Airport

Joining forces: young British men feature in an Isis video in which they urge Islamists in the West to join them in Iraq and Syria

Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Writers George Orwell, Laurie Lee and John Cornford - along with 2,300 other British volunteers - took up arms in the Spanish Civil War. But Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has since made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"

John Kerry meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv as part of diplomatic efforts

Israel-Gaza conflict: US Secretary of State John Kerry hails 'steps' towards ceasefire after Middle East negotiations

Mr Kerry met with the moderate Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas

Israel-Gaza conflict: Civilian casualties in Gaza tell stories of death and heartbreak

The latest Israeli offensive saw troops crossing the border, supported by tanks, Apache helicopter-gunships and warplanes

A Palestinian man, in clothes stained with the blood of his father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns as he disembarks an ambulance transporting his father's body, at a hospital in Khan Younis

Israel-Gaza conflict: Israel may have committed war crimes, says UN human rights chief

A top UN official said an Israeli airstrike and naval shelling that struck seven children on a Gaza beach last week could amount to war crimes

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Tel Aviv steps out from his plane at Ben Gurion airport as he arrives in Israel

Israel-Gaza conflict: John Kerry arrives in Tel Aviv to broker peace deal amid travel ban

The US Secretary of State is due to meet with the leaders of Israel and Palestine to try and negotiate a solution

Iraqi Christians have fled the violence in Mosul

Last few Iraqi Christians flee violence and threats in Mosul as Isis continues its takeover

Ancient Iraqi Christian communities have been expelled following a decree by Isis that they must either convert to Islam, pay a tax or die

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