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A picture taken from Rafah shows smoke billowing above buildings during Israeli bombardment on Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, amid continuing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Fighting raged on December 8 across Gaza between Israel and Hamas as the UN Security Council was due to meet to demand a ceasefire in a war now in its third month. Image Credit: AFP

United Nations: A UN Security Council vote on a much-delayed resolution calling for a pause to the Israel-Hamas war was postponed again on Wednesday, the council's presidency said.

"The Security Council has agreed to continue negotiations today to allow for additional time for diplomacy. And the presidency will reschedule the adoption for tomorrow (Thursday) morning," said the Security Council president Jose Javier De La Gasca Lopez-Dominguez.