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Israel and Gaza militants clash in ‘worst violence since 2014 war’

Israel has launched its harshest assault against the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers since their 2014 war, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said. Israel and Gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday, according to a Palestinian official after Israel launched dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave’s ruling Hamas group and gunmen fired more than 100 rockets across the border. However, several hours after the announcement, the Israeli military said Palestinians fired two mortar bombs towards Israel and that it responded by striking the weapon used in the attack in the…

Earthquake Reveals Ancient Secrets Hidden In Aztec Pyramid

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake that rocked Central Mexico on September 19, 2017 brought death and destruction to the area, but it turned out to be a boon for archeologists studying an ancient pyramid, IFL Science reports.This natural event actually helped archaeologists to track down the remnants of two Aztec god temples hidden within the pyramid. The temples were found within the Teopanzolco pyramid in Morelos state, near the modern city of Cuernavaca, Mexico. The upper part of the pyramid was heavily damaged during the earthquake, so researchers from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) wanted to give the ancient construction a quick check-up, using radar to identify…

School, Park Among Latest Places Lost To Lava From Hawaii Volcano’s Continuing Eruption

The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to cause disruptions in daily life for the people on the Big Island, Newsweek reports. Near-daily collapse events at the volcano’s summit that feel like earthquakes are rocking the island, where approximately 700 homes have been destroyed since the volcano started erupting in early May. Lava is continuously flowing from Fissure 8 in the East Rift Zone, and a river of lava leads from the fissure to the Pacific Ocean. That ocean entry has filled the entire Kapoho Bay with lava.Among the most recent island locations that have been overrun by lava are Ahalanui Beach Park and the Kua O Ka La Public Charter School along Highway 137, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald…

Amnesty International Says Video Shows Cameroon Soldiers Killing Women And Children

Footage showing two women, a child and a baby being shot dead by armed men in Cameroon has led to accusations by Amnesty International that the country’s army may be carrying out killings, The Guardian reports. In the video, which has been widely shared on social media, a woman is walking down a dirt track, holding a child by the hand. A man in military clothing and aviator sunglasses, with a rifle swinging from his shoulder, is holding her by the neck. As they walk, he periodically slaps her face. Behind her walks another woman, with a baby tied to her back, and behind them a group of men. The men suspect the women of belonging to Boko Haram.“BH, you’re going to die,” says the person…

Italy In New Migrant Boat Standoff With Malta

Italy on Friday urged Malta to go to the aid of an overcrowded boat carrying hundreds of migrants, only hours after the Italian president intervened to end a dispute within the ruling coalition over rescued immigrants, Reuters reports. There have been two similar stand-offs with Malta since Italy’s new populist government, which pairs the far-right League party with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, took power on June 1. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who is also leader of the League, said Italy would not take in the migrants because they were Malta’s responsibility. Malta, a small island nation, has generally refused to take in large numbers of boat migrants. Italy has seen more…

8 Endangered Black Rhinos Die After Being Relocated In Kenya

Kenya is probing the death of eight rhinos at one of the country’s national parks just over a week after the animals were moved, CNN reports. The eight rhinos were among 11 that were moved from the Nairobi and Nakuru national parks to Tsavo East National Park, in a process known as translocation, and designed to boost depleting rhino population in the country. “This kind of mortality rate is unprecedented,” Mulie Muia, director of communications for the Kenya Tourism Ministry, said, adding that postmortem examination and forensic investigations into the incident has begun. Kenya’s WildlifeDirect has called the rhino’s death “a major conservation tragedy” calling on the government to be…

British Police Found Novichok ‘Bottle’ In Victim’s House

Scotland Yard said on Friday the novichok which poisoned a couple in Wiltshire came from a small bottle that was found in the home of one of the victims, according to BBC News. Officials found the container at Charlie Rowley’s home in Amesbury and it was tested by scientists at Porton Down, Rowley, 45, remains in the hospital in serious but stable condition after falling ill on June 30, but his partner, Dawn Sturgess, 44, died last week from the poison. Scientists at the Defence, Science, and Technology Laboratory said they were still trying to determine if the Novichok was from the same batch which poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. “It was taken to…