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The UN has warned that “civil order is starting to break down” in Gaza, after thousands of Palestinian residents raided its warehouses for basic supplies. Israeli forces intensified their airstrikes and launched a ground invasion on Saturday, in what Benjamin Netanyahu said was the next phase in Israel’s “second war of independence”. Rishi Sunak held an emergency Cobra meeting this morning to discuss how the Middle East conflict has “accelerated” the threat of domestic terrorism. Met Police chief Mark Rowley says his force is facing a “particularly challenging time” with a rise in activity by Iranian-backed groups and a spike in hate crime affecting Muslim and Jewish communities. Two “pristine” coral reefs have been discovered by marine biologists off the Galápagos Islands. They stumbled across the deep-sea ecosystems – one of which is over eight football fields long – while mapping the seafloor with laser scanners.