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JERUSALEM -- Israel said on Wednesday that it has fired three rounds of artillery into Lebanon after three rockets were fired earlier from there.

"For the third time within two hours, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) struck along the Lebanese border," an Israeli military spokesperson said in a statement. (Israel-Lebanon-Artillery Fire)

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ISLAMABAD -- At least four people were killed and three others injured when the wall of a house collapsed in the capital city Peshawar of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police sources said on Wednesday.

Members of a family were sitting inside the house when the wall collapsed on them, killing two women and two kids while a man and two kids got injured in the incident, the sources told Xinhua. (Pakistan-Wall Collapse)

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SANAA -- At least 18 Houthi rebels were killed in overnight airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's central province of Marib, a government military source said Wednesday.

"The militiamen were targeted when travelling on three pick-up vehicles in a road linking the western districts of Sirwah, Jabal Murad and Rahabah," the source in Marib told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Saudi Airstrikes-Houthis)

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DHAKA -- At least 17 wedding party members were killed on Wednesday by a massive lightning strike in Bangladesh's Chapainawabganj district, some 302 km northwest of capital Dhaka, a senior official said.

Sakib Al Rabbi, head of Chapainawabganj's Shibganj sub-district administration, told Xinhua over mobile phone that "17 people were killed on the spot after lightning struck a wedding party boat." (Bangladesh-Lightning Strike-Toll).

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