The Maitland Mercury


Israel launches strikes across Gaza as US envoy arrives
Nidal Al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams • 32m ago
Israel's offensive continues unabated as the Gaza Strip is pounded by air and ground fire. (AP PHOTO)
Shot Slovakian PM Fico remains in serious condition
Ayhan Uyanik, Christine Uyanik and Jan Lopatka • 42m ago
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico is recovering from surgery after surviving multiple gunshots. (AP PHOTO)
Congolese army says it has thwarted attempted coup
Ange Kasongo and Sonia Rolley • 1hr ago
The Democratic Republic of the Congo says its army has foiled an attempted coup. (EPA PHOTO)