Apocalyptic conditions grip Gaza

Aid charities have sounded the alarm about an “apocalyptic” situation in Gaza after more than two months of war between Israel and Hamas, warning of starvation and an outbreak of disease.

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FOSSIL FUEL PHASE-OUT / COP28 clashes after OPEC pushback

Some countries are resisting a proposed pledge to phase-out fossil fuels in a COP28 climate deal, jeopardising attempts for UN climate talks to deliver a hard commitment for the first time in 30 years on ending the use of oil and gas.

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EU RIGHTS PRIZE / Amini family blocked from leaving Iran

The family of Mahsa Amini have been banned from travelling to France to collect a top rights prize awarded posthumously, their lawyer said yesterday.

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EU strikes deal on landmark AI law

EU member states and lawmakers clinched a deal on Friday on how to draft “historic” rules regulating artificial intelligence models such as ChatGPT -- after 36 hours of negotiations.

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BEHEADING OF TEACHER / French court convicts 6 teens

A French court on Friday convicted six teenagers for their role in the 2020 beheading of a teacher by a radicalised Islamist near Paris, in a case that horrified the country.

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First tyrannosaur fossil discovered with its last meal

The young Gorgosaurus knew what it liked for dinner. About 75 million years ago in what is now Canada’s Alberta province, this fearsome T rex cousin set about hunting turkey-sized yearlings of a feathered plant-eating dinosaur called Citipes.

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Washington complicit in Israeli war crimes

Israel pounded the Gaza Strip from north to south yesterday in an expanded phase of its two-month-old war against Hamas, after the United States wielded its UN Security Council veto to shield its ally from a global demand for a ceasefire.

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US to provide 14,000 tank shells to Israel

The Biden administration has used an emergency authority to allow the sale of about 14,000 tank shells to Israel without congressional review, the Pentagon said yesterday..The State Department on Friday used an Arms Export Control Act emergency declaration for the tank rounds worth USD106.

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Israel strikes Gaza after failed UN ceasefire bid

Israel pressed its offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza on Saturday after the United States blocked an extraordinary UN bid to call for a ceasefire in the two-month war

Global warming threshold could be hit temporarily in 2024

Global average temperature could temporarily cross a 1.5-degree Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) threshold next year, Britain's Met Office said on Friday, a milestone in climate history that could raise alarm at the COP28 summit being held in Dubai

US vetoes Security Council demand for Gaza ceasefire

13 Security Council members voted in favor of a brief draft resolution, put forward by the UAE, while Britain abstained

India’s SC seeks info on Bangladeshi immigrants

India’ Supreme Court yesterday asked the federal government to provide data on the number of Bangladeshi immigrants granted Indian citizenship in Assam between January 1, 1966 and March 25, 1971 and the measures being taken to deal with illegal immigration into the country, particularly in north eastern states.

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Can Guterres’s use of UN’s Article 99 bring peace?

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter, in a rare move on Wednesday aimed at formally warning the Security Council of the global threat from Israel’s war on Gaza.

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Magnetic surgical robot makes debut in Chile hospital

A robot that uses powerful magnets to perform less invasive and more efficient surgeries completed its first international procedure, a gallbladder removal, at a public hospital in Chile this week, according to the company that developed the technology.

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350 killed as Israel pounds south Gaza

Heavy urban combat raged in and around Gaza’s biggest cities yesterday as the bloodiest ever war between Israel and Hamas entered its third month since October 7.

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Three killed in Las Vegas university shooting

Three people were killed and another seriously injured by a gunman who was shot dead by police at a US university on Wednesday.

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Pakistan zoo shut down after mystery tiger attack

A zoo in Pakistan has been shut down after a man was mauled to death by tigers in an attack discovered during routine cleaning, officials said today

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Suspect arrested after Texas shooting spree leaves 6 dead

A Texas gunman has been arrested after a rampage across the US state left six people dead and three injured, including two police officers, authorities said Wednesday

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UN chief rings rare alarm on global threat from Gaza war

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a rare move yesterday to formally warn the Security Council of a global threat from the Gaza war as Arab states seek to use this alert to push the council to call for a ceasefire within days..The United Arab Emirates gave the council a

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Nuclear sector must overcome decades of stagnation to meet COP28 tripling goal

The global nuclear industry got a morale boost at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai after more than 20 nations vowed to triple capacity by 2050.

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Governments spying on Apple, Google users through push notifications

Unidentified governments are surveilling smartphone users via their apps' push notifications, a US senator warned yesterday

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