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Violence Resumes In Gaza After Truce

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Gaza and Israel have been plunged back into a state of war after almost a week of truce after Palestinian fighters launched rockets into Israel and Israel attacked “terror sites” inside the enclave.

The Israeli military launched attacks on at least 10 sites in Gaza on Tuesday, killing at least three people, and recalled its team working on a permanent ceasefire with Palestinians after three rockets landed in Israel.

“In response to Hamas’s violation of the truce, the prime minister and defence minister have ordered the IDF [Israeli army] to once more attack terror sites in the Gaza Strip,” a government official said.

The Gaza health ministry reported that a young child and a woman were killed and 16 injured in air raid in Sheikh Radwan district of Gaza City. An attack on the airport area near Rafah had injured two children.

The Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s armed wing, later said on Twitter that it had fired rockets towards Tel Aviv – confirmation that Hamas was involved in the latest violence. No one was injured in the attack on Tel Aviv, the Israeli army said.

The violence apparently spells the end of efforts in Cairo to secure a permanent ceasefire to end the war in Gaza, in which more than 2,000 people have died. Most of the dead were Gazan civilians.

The Palestinian rocket fire broke a temporary truce valid until midnight local time (9pm GMT on Tuesday). [AlJazeera]

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

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On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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