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Israeli forces clashed with Palestinian youth during demonstrations at Qalandia- a major checkpoint between Jerusalem and the west bank city of Ramallah.

Several hundred Palestinians demonstrated over tension in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque and recent bloodshed. Some threw stones, whilst Israeli forces equipped with riot gear fired rubber bullets and threw stun grenades to disperse the crowd. Violence has intensified in east Jerusalem and the occupied west bank in recent weeks, raising concerns of a wider escalation, though it has not yes reached the level of past Israeli-Palestinian confrontations. Four Israelis have been killed and three wounded since last Thursday in two stabbing and one drive-by shooting, blamed on Palestinian militants. Police shot dead two of the assailants. Recent tensions have been inflamed in particular by frequent clashes between Palestinian stone-throwers and Israeli security forces at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third-holiest shrine.


Rebels attack on a hotel used by Yemen's Prime Minister and military installations in the southern city of Aden killed 15 Arab coalition troops and pro-government forces.

Emirati media reported that rocket attacks by rebels and allied forces targeted the government headquarters and several military positions. Four Emirati soldiers were among the dead and that several others were wounded. The coalition meanwhile issued a statement published on the Saudi spa news agency saying that the attacks left three Emiratis and one Saudi soldier dead. Prime Minister Khaled Bahah escaped unharmed after the rocket attack on his hotel in Aden early in the day. Rockets also targeted a nearby barracks used by Saudi-led forces as well as a residence used by members of the coalition.


NATO says Russia's violation of Turkish airspace over the weekend "does not look like an accident".

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Russia had not provided "any real explanation" of the violation that had "lasted for a long time." He called the Russian violation "unacceptable" and said NATO was taking it "very seriously". Stoltenberg said he could not confirm reports that a Russian war plane locked its radar onto Turkish jets. He said NATO and Russia had military-to-military lines of communication open which had not been used, and that it would be natural to do so. Turkey has twice summoned the Russian ambassador - once over the first violation, which occurred on Saturday, and once over a second violation that turkey says took place on Sunday. US Secretary of State John Kerry said the incident had risked provoking a serious escalation. He said turkey would have been within its rights to shoot the jets down. Russia said one of its aircraft had briefly entered Turkish airspace as a result of "Unfavourable weather conditions". A Defence ministry statement said there is no need to look for some conspiracy theories.


At least 57 people were killed in three car bombings in Basra and Baghdad cities in Iraq.

Earlier, security officials confirmed the death of 10 people killed near Basra in a rare bomb attack in southern Iraq while 15 people were killed in other two blasts in north of Baghdad. I.S has claimed the responsibility of the rare blasts. The extremist I.S, which has controlled swathes of Iraq since last year, was thought to have little reach in the country's deep south. Two other car bombs went off in areas North of Baghdad that have been routinely targeted by the Jihadists.


Violent storms and flooding have hit south-eastern France, killing at least 16 people with three more missing.

Three elderly people drowned when their retirement home near the city of Antibes was inundated with floodwater. Others died trapped in their cars in tunnels and underground car parks as the waters rose. Heavy rain hit the French Riviera, which lies on the Mediterranean coast and borders Italy, last evening. The city of nice is estimated to have received 10% of its average yearly rainfall in two days alone.


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