Alyssa Bochniak

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World Health Organization Demands Humanitarian Corridor in Gaza

GENEVA - The World Health Organization called on Friday for a humanitarian corridor to be set up in Gaza to allow aid workers to evacuate the wounded and bring in life-saving medicines. In a statement, the U.N. health agency said that four hospitals, including al-Aqsa hospital in the coastal strip, …

Israel

Palestinians say they were waiting to evacuate when UN shelter was hit

It was supposed to be a place of refuge from a devastating war.<p>Hundreds of people were crammed into a United Nations-run elementary school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday when the converted shelter was hit by a series of explosions. At least 15 people were killed and more than 120 injured, …

Israel

Gaza's wounded: Living reminder of ravages of war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — When an Israeli airstrike hit the Gaza home for the handicapped where she was staying, Sally Saqr was left shattered. …

Hundreds turn out for Gaza funeral of Hamas military chief's wife and son

Fate of Mohammed Deif unknown after family killed in Israeli air strike, as conflict resumes after breakdown of peace talks<p>Hundreds of Palestinians turned out on Wednesday for the funeral of the wife and son of the Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif, who were killed overnight in an Israeli air …

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslides

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.<p>Public broadcaster NHK showed rescue workers suspended by ropes from police helicopters pulling victims from the …