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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.

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Neil Young concert cancelled in Tel Aviv

An Tel Aviv concert by singer Neil Young was cancelled because of rocket attacks "and the fear of public security at a major event," the promoters said.

Neil Young whose Tel Aviv concert has been cancelled. Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The aging Canadian star had been due to perform at the city's Yarkon Park on July 17 but the Shuki Weiss Promotion and Production company announced the cancellation on their Facebook page.

They said: "With great regret we have to announce the cancellation of Neil Young and Crazy Horse planned for Thursday near Yarkon Park. In light of rocket attacks in recent days and the fear of public security at a major event."

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