Aakash Shrestha

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Israel launches air strikes on 'terror sites' in Gaza as ceasefire ends

Ten-year-old child killed in Israeli airstrike after PM orders 'forceful' retaliation to at least 18 rockets fired from Gaza as ceasefire ends<p>Israel has responded to Gaza rockets by striking "terror sites" across the Palestinian enclave, killing at least one child.<p>A huge explosion and a plume of …

UK planes to drop emergency aid to Iraqi refugees

<b>British planes are to drop emergency aid supplies for Iraqi refugees living under threat from militants.</b><p>Members of the Yazidi community trapped on a mountainside will be among those to receive water, tents and lights.<p>The drops are part of an £8m package of aid announced by the UK government, …

The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire, BBC Two, review: 'stirring and passionate'

The plight of these forgotten soldiers was deeply moving, says Paul Kendall<p>When he unveiled the BBC’s plans to mark the centenary of the First World War, director-general Tony Hall promised a season that would have “a profound impact on the way we think about World War One”. It’s certainly had a …

Gaza fighting resumes after ceasefire ends

Israel hit the Gaza Strip with missiles and artillery for the first time in three days, while Palestinian fighters launched a barrage of rockets at Israel, just hours after a ceasefire between the two sides expired.<p>Five Palestinians were killed and at least 31 others wounded in Friday's air …

U.S. jet fighters, drones strike ISIS fighters, convoys in Iraq

U.S. fighter jets and drones repeatedly bombed Sunni Islamic extremists in northern Iraq on Friday, targeting what officials described as ISIS artillery units and convoys advancing on the Kurdish regional capital of Irbil.<p>The airstrikes ramped up America's involvement in Iraq where ISIS, which …