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Renewed clashes break out in Beirut
Beirut, May 8 (Xinhua) Fierce gunfire between pro- and anti-government movements broke out Thursday in several districts in Beirut, local New TV reported.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 11:05:06 PM

Getty Images named as ICC's official photo agency
Dubai, May 8 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) signed Getty Images as its official photo agency for the next four years, ICC announced here Thursday.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 8:12:20 PM

Hezbollah tightens grip on Lebanese government
Beirut, May 8 (DPA) Hezbollah-led opposition supporters tightened their grip on the Lebanese government Thursday by closing all major roads leading to the capital, isolating neighbourhoods inside the capital from each other.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 7:51:20 PM

Israelis celebrate independence with air show (Lead)
Tel Aviv, May 8 (DPA) An Israeli army paratrooper injured 10 people Thursday afternoon when he missed his designated landing spot in the sea off Tel Aviv and instead landed on a crowd of spectators watching an air display to mark 60 years of Israeli independence.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 7:19:22 PM

Israel showcases military might on 60th anniversary
Tel Aviv, May 8 (Xinhua) Israel highlighted its 60th anniversary of independence Thursday with the Israeli armed forces showcasing its military might off this coastal city.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 6:06:33 PM

Gavaskar resigns from ICC
Dubai, May 8 (IANS) Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar Thursday resigned as chairman of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Cricket Committee, ending his 14-year association with the panel that deals purely with playing issues.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 2:43:00 PM

Israelis set to celebrate Independence Day
Tel Aviv, May 8 (DPA) Israelis were set Thursday to flock to parks and picnic sites to celebrate the country's 60th independence day, which kicked off Wednesday night with a state ceremony in Jerusalem and public events in city squares throughout the country.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 12:14:53 PM

US, Gulf armies conclude joint military exercise
Abu Dhabi, May 8 (IANS) Military forces from the US and four Gulf countries have concluded a joint exercise that started April 20, WAM news agency reported Thursday.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 9:29:14 AM

Holocaust survivors are dying out, but trauma remains
Tel Aviv, May 8 (DPA) Artur Dimant had been in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp for two days when the British 11th Armoured Division smashed through the gates April 15, 1945 and the 60,000 prisoners still alive heard a loudspeaker announce that they were finally free.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 9:03:13 AM

60 years on, Palestinians still long for lost villages
Balata (West Bank), May 8 (DPA) Perhaps a week, not much longer, until the fighting died down, that was how long 14-year-old Ahmed Aswed thought he would stay away from his village in 1948.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 7:41:23 AM

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