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Blinken asks China, others to press Iran not to ‚escalate‘ against Israel: State Dept

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has asked China’s foreign minister and other counterparts to use their influence to dissuade Iran from striking Israel, the State Department says. Blinken spoke by telephone to his Chinese, Turkish, Saudi and European counterparts „to make clear that escalation is not in anyone’s interest and that countries should urge Iran not to escalate,“ State …

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Israeli police jostle anti-government protesters in Tel Aviv

Israeli police push back anti-government protesters rallying in Tel Aviv to demand early elections and a hostage deal, amid growing anger at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the war in Gaza. One of the demonstrators can be seen being pushed to the ground and led away by the police. IMAGES

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More than a thousand injured in devastating Taiwan earthquake

The death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake in Taiwan has risen to ten. More than 1,000 people have been injured in the 7.4-magnitude quake, the biggest to hit Taiwan in 25 years. Taiwan’s Prime Minister Chen Chien-jen has declared the region around Hualien a disaster area. Terrifying footage also shows two TV presenters continuing with their programme as the quake hit.

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