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May 24, 2024
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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 819

As the war enters its 819th day, these are the main developments. Here is the situation on Friday, May 24, 2024. Fighting At least seven people were killed and dozens more injured in a Russian missile attack on Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city and home to about one million people. Nearly 11,000 people have been forced […]

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May 24, 2024
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Israeli forces kill dozens of Palestinians in strikes across Gaza Strip

Israeli forces have killed at least 50 Palestinians in aerial and ground bombardments across the Gaza Strip and battled in close combat with Hamas-led fighters in the southern city of Rafah, health officials and the armed wing of Hamas say. Israeli tanks advanced in Rafah’s southeast, edged towards the city’s western district of Yibna and […]

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May 24, 2024
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Sunak says no Rwanda deportation flights before election as campaigns begin

A Labour victory in July 4 poll could scuttle controversial gov’t scheme that aims to send asylum seekers to the African country. No deportation flights to Rwanda will take place before a July 4 snap election, United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said, meaning a Labour Party victory could stop the controversial Conservative Party […]

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May 23, 2024
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Israel’s war on Gaza: Rights groups urge Biden to oppose threats to ICC

US lawmakers are pushing to sanction International Criminal Court over prosecutor’s push to seek Israel arrest warrants. Human rights groups are urging US President Joe Biden’s administration to oppose threats against the International Criminal Court (ICC) after its chief prosecutor’s decision to seek arrest warrants against Israeli officials drew ire in Washington. In a letter […]

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May 23, 2024
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UN approves resolution to commemorate 1995 Srebrenica genocide

The United Nations General Assembly has voted to establish an annual day of remembrance for the 1995 Srebrenica genocide despite furious opposition from Bosnian Serbs and Serbia. The resolution, written by Germany and Rwanda, received 84 votes in favour and 19 against with 68 abstentions on Thursday. It makes July 11 the International Day of […]

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May 23, 2024
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Germany’s AfD expelled from far-right EU parliament group

Weeks before elections, ID group says it does not want to be associated with incidents involving AfD’s Maximilian Krah. The far-right Identity and Democracy (ID) group in the European Parliament says it has decided to expel the Alternative for Germany (AfD) delegation weeks before elections for the assembly. The decision follows comments that Maximilian Krah, […]

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May 23, 2024
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US sues Ticketmaster, Live Nation over ‘illegal monopoly’

The Department of Justice in the United States has filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly and inflating ticket prices for concerts, shows and other events. The lawsuit, filed in US federal court in Manhattan on Thursday, was brought with 30 state […]

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May 23, 2024
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ICJ rejects emergency measures against Ecuador in Mexican embassy raid case

Mexico has urged that Ecuador be suspended from the UN in the wake of its April storming of the Mexican embassy in Quito. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has declined to order Ecuador to protect Mexico’s embassy, following a raid last month on the building in Quito. Mexico had filed the complaint against Ecuador […]

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May 23, 2024
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France’s Macron delays New Caledonia voting reform after protests

President Emmanuel Macron meets political leaders on French-ruled Pacific island, says changes won’t be implemented ‘by force’. French President Emmanuel Macron says he will delay a voting reform in New Caledonia that the Indigenous Kanak people on the French-ruled Pacific islands say would dilute their votes and undermine their struggle for independence. Speaking on Thursday in […]

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May 23, 2024
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Why is Israel angry some EU countries are recognising Palestine?

Ireland, Norway and Spain will formally recognise Palestine as a state for the sake of “peace in the Middle East”. Their announcement on Tuesday triggered warnings from Israel and threats of consequences not only for the European countries but also for the Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank and those in the […]