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Pedestrians shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas as they cross a street in Taipei. Typhoon Matmo approaches eastern Taiwan. Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan on Tuesday, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides. Read more
Palestinian children inspect a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli military strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
A Chinese People’s Liberation Army cadet sits in a Main Battle Tank during a demonstration at the PLA’s Armoured Forces Engineering Academy Base, in the outskirt of Beijing.
A rebel fighter sits on chairs as he aims his weapon through a hole inside a house in the town of Morek in Hama province Syria.
A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in the center of Gaza City. A series of Israeli air strikes early today killed at least seven people in Gaza, including five members of the same family, an emergency services spokesman said. The deaths hike the total Palestinian toll to 583 since the Israeli military launched Operation Protective Edge on July 8 in a bid to stamp out rocket fire from Gaza. Read more