After a weekend of violence, Israel and Gaza reach a tentative ceasefire

An apparent ceasefire has halted a weekend of deadly fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

The Associated Press reports that least 25 Palestinians were killed, including militants and civilians, and at least four Israeli civilians died in this weekend’s violent outburst.

Palestinian militant groups — specifically Hamas and Islamic Jihad — launched nearly 700 rockets from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Israel responded with a barrage of air and tank strikes, totaling about 350 by Monday morning, reports the Guardian. Israel also used targeted airstrikes, and reportedly

Game of Thrones’ Missandei controversy, explained

Hardly anyone expected that episode four of Game of Thrones’ final season, “The Last of the Starks,” would hold more twists and turns than the dramatic episode that preceded it. But after the Battle of Winterfell, the series’ shift to King’s Landing proved to hold a number of shocking moments that no one saw coming.

One of the biggest was the gruesome death of a significant character, news of which leaked online before the episode aired. A short clip that circulated from the episode included the death without any context, sparking confusion and outrage from many Game of