Israel ready for ‘all-out war’ in Lebanon

Israel is ready for an “all-out war” in Lebanon and has plans approved for an offensive targeting Hezbollah, officials said.

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SHIPWRECK OFF COAST / Italy coastguard recovers six migrant bodies

Italy’s coastguard said yesterday it had recovered six bodies after a migrant boat sank this week off the southern coast with more than 60 people reported missing, including many children.

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Russia ups attacks after ‘lull’: Kyiv

Russian forces have escalated attacks near Toretsk, a frontline town in eastern Ukraine that has remained relatively calm over recent months of fighting, officials said yesterday.

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US lawmakers meet Tibet’s Dalai Lama

A group of US lawmakers who met the Dalai Lama in India yesterday said they would not allow China to influence the choice of his successor, comments expected to anger Beijing, which calls the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader a separatist.

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Biden relaxes visa rules in election-year move

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a sweeping effort to provide a path to citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the US illegally who are married to US citizens, an election-year move that contrasts sharply with Republican rival Donald Trump’s plan for mass deportations.

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Chad ammo depot blaze kills nine

A fire that tore through a huge military ammunition depot in Chad’s capital N’Djamena killed at least nine people and wounded dozens more, officials said yesterday, warning the toll could rise.

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India floods, heatwaves kill 11 people

India was battling extreme weather yesterday that caused severe heatwaves, landslides and floods, killing at least 11 people this week, among them a woman and her three daughters buried alive in a northeastern state, officials and media said.

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Taiwan ‘won’t bow’ to China’s pressure

Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te said yesterday that China was attempting to force the self-ruled island into submission but that it would not bow to pressure.

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Israel may have violated laws of war in Gaza

Israeli forces may have repeatedly violated the laws of war and failed to distinguish between civilians and fighters in the Gaza conflict, the UN human rights office said yesterday.

Russia, N Korea sign mutual defence pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday signed a deal with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un that included a mutual defence pledge, one of Russia’s most significant moves in Asia for years that Kim said amounted to an “alliance”.

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A US soldier was sentenced on Wednesday to nearly four years in a Russian penal colony after being found guilty by a Russian court of stealing $113 from his girlfriend and making threats to kill her

Israel may have violated laws of war in Gaza, UN rights office says

Israeli forces may have repeatedly violated the laws of war and failed to distinguish between civilians and fighters in the Gaza conflict, the UN human rights office said on Wednesday

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At UN, Sudan openly accuses UAE of backing paramilitary RSF

Sudan's UN ambassador on Tuesday launched a verbal attack at the United Arab Emirates in the middle of a Security Council meeting, accusing the Gulf state of fomenting conflict in his country, a charge flatly rejected by the Emirati envoy

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Putin says 'appreciates the support' of North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he "appreciates the support" of North Korea, Russian state media reported, during a rare visit to Pyongyang to meet leader Kim Jong Un

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Crooked bromance: Putin and Kim Jong-un

There are growing calls for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to be held accountable for providing war supplies to Putin

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Putin, Kim attend ceremony in Pyongyang: Russian media

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a major ceremony in Pyongyang's main square Wednesday, Russian agencies reported, kicking off a summit

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At least 550 pilgrims died during hajj, mostly Egyptians

Diplomats on Tuesday said at least 550 pilgrims died during the hajj, underscoring the gruelling nature of the pilgrimage which again unfolded in scorching temperatures this year

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Putin and Kim vow new multipolar world

Putin, who arrived before dawn, is on his first trip to the North Korean capital in 24 years, a visit likely to reshape decades of Russia-North Korea relations at a time when both countries face international isolation.

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Biden offers path to citizenship to spouses of US citizens

President Joe Biden on Tuesday will announce a programme offering a path to citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the US illegally who are married to US citizens, a large-scale legalisation effort that contrasts sharply with Republican rival Donald Trump's plan for mass deportations

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Israeli forces deepen Rafah invasion, kill 17 in central camps

Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday killed at least 17 Palestinians in two of the Gaza Strip's historic refugee camps and Israeli tanks pushed deeper into the enclave's southern city of Rafah, residents and medics said

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Hospital fire kills 9 in northern Iran

At least nine patients died Tuesday when a fire tore through a hospital in Iran's northern city of Rasht, state media said

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