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Israel's deadly strike on Al-Mawasi, one of the bloodiest attacks in more than nine months of war in Gaza, used massive payload bombs provided by the United States, according to weapons experts.

Four people were killed and multiple others wounded in a shooting near a mosque in Oman's capital Muscat, police said Tuesday.

An Israeli air strike late on Monday killed a Hezbollah fighter and his sister in south Lebanon, the National News Agency (NNA) and the Islamist movement said.

Still celebrating Spain's Euro 2024 triumph, Real Madrid fans will have even more to cheer Tuesday as French superstar Kylian Mbappe is officially presented to a packed-out Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has ordered top EU officials to skip a series of meetings in Hungary amid ire over Prime Minister Viktor Orban's trip to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brussels said late on Monday.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told two top Israeli officials Monday of the "unacceptably high" civilian casualties in Israel's bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip, his spokesman said.

A monitor of Syria's civil war said an Israeli strike on a vehicle near the Lebanon border killed two people Monday including a Western-sanctioned businessman close to President Bashar al-Assad.

Senior officials from the rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah have agreed to meet in Beijing this month in a renewed bid for reconciliation, officials said Monday.

The European Union on Monday announced sanctions on five Israelis, including those termed "extremist settlers", and three organizations for abuses against Palestinians in the West Bank and blocking humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Xherdan Shaqiri announced his retirement from international football on Monday after winning 125 Switzerland caps and becoming the only player to score in each of the last three World Cups and European Championships.

Rafael Nadal returned to competition for the first time since his early French Open exit on Monday teaming up with Casper Ruud for a doubles win in Bastad.

A Florida judge appointed by Donald Trump has dismissed the criminal case against the former president on charges of mishandling top secret documents, saying the way that Special Counsel Jack Smith was appointed was improper.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday that Russia should be represented at a second summit aiming to secure lasting peace with the Kremlin, after more than two years of war.

A tanker came under attack off Yemen by three small vessels and several missile strikes on Monday but continued its journey without reports of damage or crew injuries, two security bodies said.

A superb Spain team led by Rodri and Lamine Yamal were fitting winners of Euro 2024 after lighting up an often disappointing tournament in which too many of the continent's star players failed to produce their best form.

Pakistan's government will seek to ban the political party of jailed ex-prime minister Imran Khan, the information minister said Monday, days after a series of court decisions that favoured the former leader.

Germany striker Thomas Mueller said Monday he was retiring from international football after a disappointing Euro 2024 in which the host nation were eliminated in the quarter-finals.

Equity markets were mixed Monday as investors weigh the impact of the assassination attempt on Donald Trump with data suggesting it has boosted his chances of being re-elected president.

Four years since the start of the pandemic, the virus mostly affects at-risk groups like health workers and people over 60.

The amount of dust in the air eased slightly in 2023, the United Nations said, warning that poor environmental management was fueling sand and dust storms.

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