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Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian - but fragile cease-fire holds
CNN: Israeli troops opened fire in a buffer zone with Gaza, killing at least one Palestinian and wounding 19, Hamas security and health officials said.
The fragile truce between Israel and Hamas appeared to hold despite the shooting east of Khan Younis, a border city in Gaza. The IDF, however, claimed a group of about 300 Palestinians attempted to enter Israel at several locations along the Gaza border.
Photo: A family displaced during the eight-day conflict with Israel, return to their home in northern Gaza Strip on Nov. 22. (Marco Longari / AFP - Getty Images)

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian - but fragile cease-fire holds

CNN: Israeli troops opened fire in a buffer zone with Gaza, killing at least one Palestinian and wounding 19, Hamas security and health officials said.

The fragile truce between Israel and Hamas appeared to hold despite the shooting east of Khan Younis, a border city in Gaza. The IDF, however, claimed a group of about 300 Palestinians attempted to enter Israel at several locations along the Gaza border.

Photo: A family displaced during the eight-day conflict with Israel, return to their home in northern Gaza Strip on Nov. 22. (Marco Longari / AFP - Getty Images)

Ireland opens new probe into death of woman denied abortion
Reuters: On Friday, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) watchdog, which is government-funded but independent of the state health service, said it had launched an investigation after receiving information from the health service and University Hospital Galway, where Savita Halappanavar died.
Halappanavar, a 31-year old dentist, was admitted to hospital in severe pain on Oct. 21 and asked for a termination after doctors said her baby would not survive, according to her husband Praveen, but surgeons would not remove the fetus until its heartbeat stopped days later.
Praveen believes the delay contributed to the blood poisoning that killed his wife on Oct. 28. 
Photo: A woman holds a poster during a vigil in Dublin Nov. 17, 2012, in memory of Savita Halappanavar and in support of changes to abortion law. (Cathal McNaughton / Reuters)

Ireland opens new probe into death of woman denied abortion

ReutersOn Friday, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) watchdog, which is government-funded but independent of the state health service, said it had launched an investigation after receiving information from the health service and University Hospital Galway, where Savita Halappanavar died.

Halappanavar, a 31-year old dentist, was admitted to hospital in severe pain on Oct. 21 and asked for a termination after doctors said her baby would not survive, according to her husband Praveen, but surgeons would not remove the fetus until its heartbeat stopped days later.

Praveen believes the delay contributed to the blood poisoning that killed his wife on Oct. 28. 

Photo: A woman holds a poster during a vigil in Dublin Nov. 17, 2012, in memory of Savita Halappanavar and in support of changes to abortion law. (Cathal McNaughton / Reuters)

Thanksgiving breaks Instagram records

USA Today: Instagram saw a new record set during Thanksgiving 2012 in the U.S. Ten million photos were reportedly shared at a rate of 226 per second during the peak at 12:40 p.m. PST.
The day broke all Instagram records, making it the busiest day for the mobile photo sharing service ever. The Facebook-owned company says it saw the number of shared photos more than double from the day before.

Photo credit: Karly Domb Sadof / AP

Massachusetts gas explosion injures 18

WWLP: A gas explosion destroyed two buildings in Springfield, Mass., and left three others beyond repair Friday evening.

At least 18 people were injured in the explosion, including nine local firefighters and one police officer. There were no fatalities reported in the incident.

The explosion occurred around 5 p.m., after a gas leak was reported less than hour earlier. People standing nearby were knocked off their feet when the explosion occurred.

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