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UN warns of ‘uncontainable crisis’ as clashes between Israelis and Palestinians claim more than 200 lives

Israeli strikes killed 42 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the worst daily toll yet in almost a week of deadly clashes, as the UN Security Council met amid global alarm at the escalating conflict. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pleaded for an immediate end to the “utterly appalling” violence and warned of an “uncontainable security and humanitarian crisis”. But ...

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Israel-Palestinian violence: why East Jerusalem has become a flashpoint in a decades-old conflict

By: Misha Ketchell   Weeks of tensions between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem have boiled over in recent days, unleashing some of the worst violence between Israel and the Palestinians in years. Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have left 30 Palestinians dead, including ten children, as of Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promising not to ease ...

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‘Deep sorrow’: Prince Philip dies in Windsor Castle aged 99

By: Bevan Shields Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband of more than seven decades and a towering figure in British public life, has died. He was 99. The Duke of Edinburgh died at Windsor Castle, a little over three weeks after he was discharged from a London hospital for treatment for an infection and to have a heart procedure. The cause ...

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Asian women among eight killed at three spas during hate crime

Eight people, many of them women of Asian descent, have been killed in shootings at spas in the US state of Georgia. Police say the shootings took place at a massage parlour in Acworth, a suburb north of Atlanta, and two spas in the city itself. South Korea later confirmed that four of the victims were of Korean descent. Officials ...

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Lebanon: Anger mounts over economic crisis as politicians dawdle

Pharmacies went on strike and petrol stations rationed scarce fuel on Thursday across Lebanon as public anger over an accelerating economic collapse intensified with little sign of an end to a high-level political standoff. Politicians have since late 2019 failed to agree on a rescue plan to unlock foreign cash that Lebanon desperately needs. “We are really looking at the ...

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Chinese ‘research’ ship is spotted off the coast of Australia

A Chinese research ship has been spotted off the coast of Australia. Ryan Martinson, an assistant professor in Chinese Maritime Studies shared the movements of a vessel called Shiyan 3 off the coast of Western Australia on Twitter this week. He posted a photo of the ship as well as a graphic that monitored its route along the coast since March 6. ‘Chinese research ...

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Donald Trump releases video statement on Capitol riots after historic second impeachment

  Donald Trump has released a video statement after he became the only president in US history to be impeached twice. In a video released via the White House’s official Twitter account on Thursday, Mr Trump did not respond to the vote but “unequivocally” condemned the attack on the Capitol, stating: “No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political ...

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Twitter ‘permanently suspends’, and deletes, Donald Trump’s account

  By: Timothy Moore Donald Trump has been “permanently suspended” from Twitter, effective about 6pm on Friday local time, amid concerns he’s seeking to “inspire” more violence akin to the assault on the Capitol several days ago. Mr Trump posted two tweets earlier on Friday in which first he said he would not be attending Joe Biden’s inauguration on January ...

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Legend football player Diego Maradona passes away at 60

  By: Sahar Mourad Football legend Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack at the age of 60. The death of the former Argentinian player sent shockwaves across the world following the devastating news. The news broke early on Wednesday morning with football players and fans alike mourning the loss of the star. Maradona’s coffin was taken to the ...

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Joe Biden wins the US election

Joe Biden has won the US election against Donald Trump. The Democratic leader will become the 46th president of the United States of America. “I understand the disappointment tonight. I’ve lost a couple of times myself. But now, let’s give each other a chance,” he said on Saturday night. “This is the time to heal in America.” Kamala Harris, his ...

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