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Jul 16, 2014

Shops give out 1bn more plastic bags than four years ago: Increase blamed on the rise of self-service tills

The rise of self-service tills at convenience shops run by big stores is being blamed for a one billion surge in the amount of plastic bags being issued. The seven major supermarket chains handed out 8.3bn bags in 2013...

Jul 17, 2014

Gaza rocket hits Israel as humanitarian lull ends

JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said. Gaza residents had crowded banks, vegetable markets and shops as they took advantage of the first... #Israel #Hamas #Gaza City #Jerusalem

Jul 17, 2014

Ceasefire ends with rocket launch

A rocket fired from Gaza has landed in Israel just as a five-hour ceasefire expired, the Israeli military says. The rocket struck the city of Ashkelon at precisely 3pm local time as the pause in military activity ended. Israel and Hamas had agreed th... #Israel #United Nations #Hamas #Gaza City