No Security Council 'consensus' on Palestinian UN membership

Members of the UN Security Council failed to reach a consensus Thursday on a bid by Palestinians for full UN membership, meaning the longshot effort is now likely headed for a more formal council vote

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How Sudan fell apart: one year of war

Sudan has been brought to its knees by a war between the regular army and rival paramilitaries that has killed thousands of people and displaced 8.5 million more

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White House says 'we warned Iran' over Israel threats

White House said Thursday it had "warned" Iran after US President Joe Biden said Tehran was threatening a significant attack on Israel over a strike that destroyed an Iranian consulate building in Damascus

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OJ Simpson dies of cancer at 76

OJ Simpson, the American football star and actor who was acquitted in a sensational 1995 trial of murdering his former wife but was found responsible for her death in a civil lawsuit and was later imprisoned for armed robbery and kidnapping, has died at the age of 76.

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EU parliament adopts contentious asylum law reform

The EU parliament has adopted a contentious reform of Europe's asylum policies that will harden border procedures and force all the bloc's 27 nations to share responsibility.

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'External interference' cannot block China-Taiwan unification: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping today said that "external interference" would not stop Beijing from unifying with Taiwan, as he met the self-ruled island's former leader in a rare display of cross-strait dialogue

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Mass famine to prolong Gaza conflict: US defense chief

A deadly, mass famine in Gaza would likely accelerate violence and ensure a long-term conflict, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has told a Senate hearing.

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Israel bombs Gaza on ‘saddest’ Eid day

Israeli strikes hit Gaza on Wednesday as Muslims marked the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan and after US President Joe Biden labelled Israel's approach to the war a "mistake"

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Fire in packed Hong Kong building kills five,dozens in hospital

A fire broke out in a densely populated residential building in Hong Kong's bustling Kowloon district on Wednesday, killing five people and injuring 35 others, the city's hospital authority and fire services said

Kejriwal moves SC challenging his arrest

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal filed a petition with the Supreme Court today challenging a High Court order that upheld his arrest in a money laundering case stemming from the alleged liquor excise policy scam

Hamas says Israeli proposal failed to meet Palestinian demands, yet it is under review

Hamas said early on Tuesday Israel's proposal that it received from Qatari and Egyptian mediators did not meet any of the demands of Palestinian factions

Two years left to save the planet: UN

Governments, business leaders and development banks have two years to take action to avert far worse climate change, the UN's climate chief said on Wednesday, in a speech that warned global warming is slipping down politicians' agendas

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Russia launches 24 attack drones

Russia launched more than two dozen attack drones on Ukraine, hitting critical infrastructure in the central Zhytomyr region and damaging logistics facilities in the south, officials said yesterday.

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Record floods triggered by melting snow

Swiftly melting snow triggered the worst recorded flooding in Russia’s Ural Mountains, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes as some of Europe’s biggest rivers swelled to bursting point.

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Saudi crown prince meets Pak premier

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said dialogue was needed to resolve heightened friction between arch-rivals Pakistan and India during a meeting in Riyadh with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

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A suspended minister of the Maldives has apologised after her social media post against opposition party Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), which had a symbol resembling Ashok Chakra, sparked a row.

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Israeli strike kills Hezbollah commander

An Israeli strike on southern Lebanon early yesterday killed a field commander in the heavily-armed Lebanese group Hezbollah, as the United Nations warned that shelling was spreading and urged a halt to the violence.

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Brazil judge orders probe of Elon Musk

A Supreme Court judge in Brazil ordered an investigation Sunday of Elon Musk after the mogul criticized the magistrate and accused him of censorship for blocking social media accounts suspected of spreading disinformation.

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Hopes for a quick Gaza truce dampen

Israel and Hamas both yesterday dampened hopes of a speedy breakthrough in Cairo talks towards a Gaza truce and hostage release deal after Egyptian state-linked media had reported “significant progress”.

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Myanmar regime ‘losing strength’

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin told Reuters now is a good time to open talks with Myanmar as the military regime that seized power in a 2021 coup is weakening.

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Saudi Arabia to celebrate Eid Wednesday

The first day of Eid will then be celebrated on Wednesday, April 10

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