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Israel strikes the Gaza Strip

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According to the Washington Post and the New York Times, Israeli airstrikes killed at least 11 people on the Gaza Strip in Israel on Sunday.

They also struck 2 buildings nearby used by journalists. This is the most serious attack that has occurred since the fighting began Wednesday.

According to Israeli military, they meant to kill a Palestinian militant. The Associated Press reported that among the people dead were 4 small children and 5 women.

Famous singer to become next first lady of China

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According to the Washington Post and the Australian, popular folk singer, 49-year-old Peng Liyuan, is going to become the new first lady in China .

Her and her husband, Xi Jinping, prefer to keep a low profile. Liyuan has chosen not to talk about her husband in the public since 2007.

Her fame has been more well known than his in the past, but her name will probably be more low profile when her husband is named leader.

US student stabbed by roommate in Rome

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According to the Washington Post and NBC News, a 19-year-old New Jersey student was stabbed by his roommate in Rome on Thursday morning after a night of Halloween partying.

Fabio Malpeso drank alcohol and took drugs on Halloween night and does not have any recollection of the events. Malpeso was in critical condition after the events and underwent surgery to stab wounds in his lungs and other parts of his body.

The suspect, Reid Alexander Schepis, attended John Cabot University with Malpeso and was a friend of his prior to studying in Rome. Their parents were also friends.

According to Schepis, Malpeso took drugs against his will. Schepis does not recall any of these events either. A third man, the boyfriend of Malpeso's sister, also suffered injuries while trying to defend Malpeso.

3 militants killed in air strike aimed at al-Qaida

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According to the Washington Post, 3 al-Qaida militants were killed in Yemen.

Officials have said that 2 of these people were believed to be Saudis and they were killed in the courtyard of a house in northern Yemen.

It was the first reported airstrike in this province which borders Saudi Arabia, according to the http://www.startribune.com/world/176163631.html.

4 injured and 21 detained in Greek gold mine protests

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According to the Washington Post, 4 people were injured and 21 were detained during protests against plans for a gold mine in Northern Greece on Sunday.

According to police, one of the injured people was a police officer, while the other 3 injured and 21 detained were protesters.

Similar events have happened in the past when a multimillion dollar project got shut down due to protests in a nearby area about a decade ago.

Many protesters are against the mining for environmental issues, but advocates claim that the gold mine will create jobs and help the economy.

16 killed in suicide bombing in Pakistan

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According to the New York Times, 16 were killed and 15 were injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan on Saturday.

Government official Azam Khan said that the vehicle explosion killed mostly local Afridi tribesmen.

Although the target of the attack was not known, it is believed that it was aimed at pro-government tribesmen who have been fighting groups affiliated with the Taliban in the area.

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