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April 23, 2024
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Ukraine cuts consular services for potential conscripts lodged overseas

Kyiv’s top diplomat orders the move as war-torn country pushes to boost conscription. Ukraine is set to suspend consular services for military-age men abroad. Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Tuesday that he had ordered services cut for all such men, except for those returning to Ukraine. The move comes as Kyiv pushes to boost […]

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April 23, 2024
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As more bodies found, UN’s Turk ‘horrified’ by Gaza mass graves reports

Volker Turk, the United Nations human rights chief, has said he is “horrified” by the destruction of Nasser Medical Complex and al-Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip and reports of mass graves found in and around the hospitals amid Israel’s war on Gaza. In a statement released on Tuesday, Turk called for independent and transparent […]

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April 23, 2024
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Ukraine’s agriculture minister suspected of corrupt land grab

Mykola Solsky promises ‘maximum openness’ in probe into illegal acquisition of state-owned land. Ukraine’s agriculture minister has been made a suspect in a corruption probe. Agriculture Minister Mykola Solsky pledged on Tuesday his full cooperation with Kyiv’s anticorruption agency as it investigates the illegal acquisition of state-owned land. The case is the first against a […]

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April 23, 2024
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Germany arrests far-right MEP’s aide amid suspicions of spying for China

Worries over efforts to sway upcoming EU elections rise, with MEP Krah also probed over Russian influence operation. German police have arrested an aide to a far-right Member of the European Parliament on suspicion of spying for China. Prosecutors announced on Tuesday that Jian G is believed to have repeatedly passed information on the workings […]

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April 23, 2024
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What is Project Nimbus, and why are Google workers protesting Israel deal?

Google employees based in the United States staged protests at the tech giant’s offices in New York City, California and Seattle last week to oppose a $1.2bn contract with the Israeli government. Known as Project Nimbus, the joint contract between Google and Amazon signed in 2021 aims to provide cloud computing infrastructure, artificial intelligence (AI) […]

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April 23, 2024
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China evacuates over 100,000 as heavy rain continues to lash south

China is facing increasingly extreme weather events as climate change takes its toll. China has evacuated more than 100,000 people as heavy rain continues to lash the southern province of Guangdong. Authorities raised the highest level of alarm on Tuesday as the storms showed no sign of letting up. Flooding has already killed four people, […]

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April 23, 2024
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Asia bears biggest climate-change brunt amid extreme weather: WMO

World Meteorological Organization says floods and storms were leading cause of casualties and economic losses as impact of heatwaves becomes more severe. Asia was the region most affected by climate change, weather and water-related hazards globally last year, the United Nations weather agency has said. In a report published on Tuesday, the World Meteorological Organization […]

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April 23, 2024
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Satellite images show Israeli forces gathered for Gaza escalation

Israel looks ready to escalate its devastating war on Gaza after stationing troops and vehicles at nearby army bases and outposts just outside the enclave, according to satellite imagery obtained and assessed by Al Jazeera’s Sanad verification unit. The analysis indicates that Israel has deployed more than 800 military vehicles to two bases. At least […]

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April 23, 2024
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Highest-level rainstorm warning issued in south China’s Guangdong

The Chinese government has issued its highest-level rainstorm warning and evacuated more than 100,000 people as rain continues to lash the south of the country. Beijing raised the alert on Tuesday as ongoing storms threatened to worsen already massive flooding in Guangdong province. Four people were reported killed over the weekend, while 10 others are […]

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April 23, 2024
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Ten crew killed after two Malaysian Navy helicopters collide in midair

The two helicopters were practising for an aerial display at the naval base of Lumut at the time of the incident. Ten crew members have been killed after two Malaysian navy helicopters collided in midair and crashed to the ground. The Royal Malaysian Navy said in a statement that the two aircraft collided on Tuesday […]

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April 23, 2024
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Sleepless night in Taiwan as island rattled by cluster of aftershocks

The strongest of more than 200 quakes was measured at 6.1 by the USGS and follows a deadly tremor on April 3. Taiwan has been rattled by a cluster of dozens of earthquakes that caused buildings to sway and that the government said were aftershocks from the huge quake that hit the island more than […]

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April 23, 2024
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UK law to send asylum seekers to Rwanda passed after months of wrangling

The controversial law is expected to come into force within days with the first deportation flights in weeks. A controversial United Kingdom government bill to send asylum seekers to Rwanda has finally secured the approval of the upper house of parliament, which had demanded numerous amendments, as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promised to start the […]