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Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah, who has offered his resignation. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Two weeks after being sworn in as Palestinian prime minister, Rami Hamdallah has offered his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas. According to Pale(...)

 Welshman George North keeps his eye on the ball as he tries his hand at hurling during the British and Irish Lions training session held at the Anglican Church Grammar School   in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Israel Folau’s stunning rise from rugby union debutant to Australian international in four months has thrust him into a baptism of fire against the B(...)

Simon Zebo  during yesterday’s match against the ACT Brumbies  at Canberra Stadium. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

About two-thirds of the Lions starting XV for the first Test looked nailed on, and that figure would be even higher if Tommy Bowe, George North and Ja(...)

The Football Association has confirmed they will not be renewing Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce’s contract when it expires at the end of this month. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

England Under-21s are looking for a new manager after Stuart Pearce was informed he will not be kept on. In his six years at the helm, the former inte(...)

With a celebration like this Isco might not want to bump into Gareth Bale at Real Madrid next season.  Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Isco has confirmed Real Madrid and Manchester City have made offers to buy him and said he will decide his future after Spain’s European Under 21 Cham(...)

Syrian refugees wait for treatment at a Doctors of the World medical centre at the Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria. Photograph: Reuters.

Rockets yesterday struck the Lebanese hill village of Hermel, a Hizbullah bastion near the border with Syria, killing one civilian and damaging severa(...)

Google Inc has bought Waze, an Israeli mobile satellite navigation application. Photograph: Reuters

Google bought Israeli mapping startup Waze today for an undisclosed sum, acquiring an online real-time mapping service to safeguard its own lead in on(...)

Smoke rises as a fire burns near the Kuneitra border crossing, as seen from the Israeli occupied Golan Heights, close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Syrian troops have amid heavy fighting retaken a UN-manned crossing between the country and Iraeli-occupied territory that the rebels had taken earlie(...)

In a 22-minute recording posted on Islamist websites today to mark 65 years since Israel’s founding, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri  said the only way to solve the Palestinian problem was through jihad, or Islamic holy war.
Photograph: Reuters

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Syrians to unite to bring down President Bashar al-Assad and thwart what he said were US plans to set up a cli(...)

The Orcam device clips on to the wearer’s glasses and is designed to both recognise and speak “text in the wild”, a term used to describe newspaper articles as well as bus numbers, and objects as diverse as landmarks, traffic lights and the faces of friends. Photograph: Orcam via The New York Times

Liat Negrin, an Israeli who has been visually impaired since childhood, walked into a grocery store here recently, picked up a can of vegetables and e(...)

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