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Leila al-Ghandour's little face peeked out as her father carried her body from the mosque, wrapped in a white funeral shroud and the green, black and red Palestinian flag.
Israel faces a growing backlash and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 61 Palestinians and wounded more than 2700 at a mass protest in Gaza.
The Taliban launched attacks from multiple directions on a city in western Afghanistan early on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time), killing and wounding at least six security forces, officials said.
Israeli soldiers have killed 58 Palestinians demonstrating along the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and wounded more than 2400 in the bloodiest day in the enclave since the 2014 war with Israel, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
Jacinda Ardern has condemned the "devastating, one-sided loss of life" in Gaza, as the United States opens its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.
With American officials looking on, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised President Donald Trump's "bold decision'' to move the American Embassy to contested Jerusalem.
Israel is preparing a series of festivities to celebrate the opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, a move that has ignited Palestinian protests.
France urged Europeans to stand up to US President Donald Trump over the Iran nuclear deal and not act as "vassals,'' as the region scrambles to save the 2015 accord and billions of dollars in trade.
OPINION: Pundits and politicians who either (1) opposed the Iran nuclear deal at the time and cheered US President Donald Trump's pullout; or (2) opposed the deal at the time, but worried about the impact of a unilateral pullout, can at least agree with those who supported the deal and opposed its abrogation: There is no Plan B.
OPINION: US President Donald Trump could hardly have chosen a more treacherous economic moment to tear up the "decaying and rotten deal" with Iran. The world crude market is already tightening very fast.
The Israeli military says it attacked nearly all of Iran's military installations in neighbouring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the occupied Golan Heights, in the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date.
Suicide bombers struck two police stations in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday (Wednesday night NZ Time), killing at least five people and wounding 16, officials said.
After US President Donald Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord, key US allies and others voiced concern about the fallout but vowed to salvage the deal.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she wants some kind of deal with Iran to continue, even though the US has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear accord.
OPINION: US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal signed with Iran and the European powers in 2015 doesn't just make it likelier that Iran, too, will abandon the treaty and renew its push to make a bomb.
US President Donald Trump has announced the US will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to US allies and potentially deepening the president's isolation on the world stage.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his government remains committed to a nuclear deal with world powers, despite a decision by the United States to withdraw from the accord, but is also ready to step up its uranium enrichment.
Iran's president on Tuesday warned the country could face "some problems," just hours before US President Donald Trump was to announce whether he is pulling America out of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.