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At least 50 people have been killed in Israeli air and sea attacks on Rafah overnight in heavy bombing that caused widespread panic, Gaza's Health Ministry said. Israel said it would launch a full-scale ground attack on the city after it rejected Hamas’s latest ceasefire offer.

Several Spanish artists, including a star from Netflix show Money Heist, have called for peace in Gaza, during the Goya Cinema Awards ceremony at the weekend.

Ivory Coast have been crowned winners of the Africa Cup of Nations for a third time, after beating Nigeria 2-1 on home turf.

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Updated: February 12, 2024, 6:58 AM