Map: The troops from around the world that served Britain in WW1
Approximately six million soldiers in the UK were mobilised during the First World War, but millions of troops from overseas also responded to the call to arms.
This is the scene in Shejaiya, Gaza, which was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes Photograph: Sipa USA/Rex via the guardian
A definition of disproportionate use of force:
1: An Israeli woman surveys the damage after a rocket fired by Gaza militants landed in the southern town of Kiryat Gat. July 31, 2014 (Reuters)
2: Breathtaking damage from Israel strikes of Khuzaa, south #Gaza. August 01, 2014 (AP)
Image from today by AP in Khuzaa, south #Gaza. Breathtaking damage from #Israel strikes, responding to Hamas rockets via @juliamacfarlane
Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a UN-designated shelter in Gaza. Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the world stands disgraced.
United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being used to shelter Palestinian families was shelled on Wednesday.
At least 15 people, mostly children and women, died when the school in Jabaliya refugee camp was hit by five shells during a night of relentless bombardment across Gaza. More than 100 people were injured. Via the guardian
Instead, it was some guys acting as a rogue lone cell.
I saw no evidence during my week in Gaza of Israel’s accusation that Hamas uses Palestinians as human shieldsJeremy Bowen, the BBC’s Middle East Editor on Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister claims that Hamas uses civilians as human shields.
Gaza has decided to break its siege with blood, steadfastness and resistance.Deputy Head of Hamas’s Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh
At least 15 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say
According to the UN The number of displaced Palestinians in Gaza is now more than double the peak number from the 2009/9 conflict. via the Guardin Live Blog
Malaysian Airlines fight MH17 carrying 295 passenger ‘shot down’ by missile in eastern the country, Interfax reports.
The Boeing 777, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was brought down by a buk ground-to-air missle, an interior ministry adviser said.
"280 passengers and 15 crew members have been killed," Anton Herashchenko wrote on his Facebook page. via AJEnglish
A passenger jet has reportedly crashed in eastern Ukraine in an area where separatist rebels have been engaging Ukrainian army forces in recent weeks.
The Malaysia Airlines plane, travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, apparently had 295 people on board and crashed near the town of Snezhnoe, according to a report from Interfax news agency which could not immediately be confirmed.
They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists. They are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists.Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.” (Daily Sabah)
I’ve made the jump today for the Little Hearts project. It was so nerve wrecking I did it 4 times :)
A big thanks those of you who donated!
I’M JUMPING for LITTLE HEARTS this SUNDAY
This is 14 year old Ibrahim who was screened for a congenital heart defect by our volunteer doctors in Morocco.
It is the very heart breaking moment that he is told that his condition is untreatable as it is simply too late to operate.
If you are wondering what a congenital heart defect; it is a heart disease acquired at birth and best treated early.
The sad thing is, Ibrahim’s condition was treatable had he received the specialist medical attention he needed at birth. Instead he now looks forward to a limited life which will come to pass quick. In fact doctors say it will be a miracle if he lives to see his 20s.
Ibrahim is not alone, and there are many children in poorer countries who share a similar fate.
The Little Hearts project presents an opportunity to prevent the needless suffering of these children.
SO HERE’S Where YOU come in…. I’ll be doing a BUNGEE JUMP for this amazing project which I ask you to help me reach my target of raising a £1,000.
Sayid Aden Ali | newsflick