The chief of Hamas told Reuters that the Palestinian militant group was near a truce agreement with Israel, even as the deadly assault on Gaza continued and rockets were being fired into Israel.
As it seeks to fend off international criticism, Israel released security camera footage from the deadly Oct. 7 attack by Hamas. It shows Hamas gunmen who crossed into Israel chase people from an outdoor music festival, with one seen executing a woman at point-blank range.
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Hit by floods and fires, Greek villager has lost hope
Michalis Tsiamitas, 2, hides behind laundry at his house. REUTERS/Louisa Gouliamaki
The fires came first. Then the floods.
In the small village of Sesklo in central Greece, 46-year-old Vasilis Tsiamitas has felt the extremes of both freak weather phenomena this summer, that have made Greece a climate change hotspot.