Two rockets 'fired from Lebanon towards Israel'

Two rockets were fired from southern Lebanon towards Israel this morning, Lebanon's national news agency has claimed.

The agency said it was not clear who had fired the rockets, which were launched from the Hasbaya area towards "occupied territories".

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Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza as air strikes continue

Israel has launched a ground offensive in Gaza with residents reporting heavy shelling in the area. Palestinian health officials say 27 Palestinians, including a baby, two children and a 70-year-old woman, have been killed since Israel sent ground forces into the densely-populated strip of 1.8 million Palestinians.