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A million Palestinians are believed to have fled southwards from northern Gaza ahead of an anticipated offensive by Israeli forces. Both Israel and Hamas have denied reports of a ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid in from Egypt, where the Rafah border crossing remains closed. Poland’s right-wing Law and Justice party is on course to be ousted after eight years in power. The populist ruling party won the most seats, but the centrist Civic Coalition, led by former prime minister and European Council president Donald Tusk, has a better chance of forming a coalition. A group of sumo wrestlers flying to a sports festival had to be transferred to a different plane because they weighed too much to take off. Japan Airlines laid on an emergency extra flight to spread the load of the 27 sumo rikishi, who weigh an average of nearly 19 stone.