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The death toll in the latest wave of Israeli-Gaza violence has reached 24 as an exchange of rocket strikes between Tel Aviv and Islamic Jihad continues for the second day in a row. Tensions remain high with large-scale Chinese military drills in the Taiwan Strait after Nancy Pelosi's controversial visit to the island that pushed Beijing and Taipei to the brink of military confrontation. Donetsk republic forces claim they've taken control over most of a key town used by Ukrainian troops as a firing position to target the Donetsk region. RT reports on the ground.