UN Court Ruling / Palestinians torn between pride and frustration

Palestinians trapped in the grip of war were caught between feelings of pride and frustration on Friday following the UN’s top court saying Israel must prevent genocide in Gaza.

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Freedom Of Expression: UK intervenes in takeover of Telegraph newspaper

Britain ordered a new probe into an Abu Dhabi-backed plan to buy the influential Telegraph newspaper on Friday, stepping in a second time after Redbird IMI revised the deal to allay concerns of foreign interference in one of the country’s oldest dailies.

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India, France agree on joint defence production

India and France have agreed to work together on the joint production of defence equipment including helicopters and submarines for the Indian armed forces and production for friendly countries,

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N Korea, China agree to defend common interests

North Korea and China agreed to strengthen tactical cooperation and defend common interests, the North’s official KCNA news agency said yesterday, reporting on Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui’s meeting with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong.

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Sikh Murder: India cooperating with Canada

India is cooperating with Canada and bilateral ties are improving after tensions spiked over the murder of a Sikh separatist leader in British Columbia, a top Canadian official told CTV in an interview published on Friday.

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Israel’s Accusation: Countries halt funding to UN agency in Gaza

Britain, Italy and Finland yesterday became the latest countries to pause funding for the United Nations' refugee agency for Palestinians (UNRWA), following allegations its staff were involved in the October 7 attacks on Israel.

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‘Houthi Missile Attack’: One Bangladeshi onboard British tanker on fire

One Bangladeshi and 22 Indian crew members are on board a British oil tanker MV Marlin Luanda which reported a fire outbreak in the Gulf of Aden, following an alleged Houthi missile strike.

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Mars rover data confirms ancient lake sediments

Nasa’s rover Perseverance has gathered data confirming the existence of ancient lake sediments deposited by water that once filled a giant basin on Mars called Jerezo Crater, according to a study published on Friday.

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Order To Pay $83.3M: Trump to ask higher court to reduce compensation

Donald Trump was handed a stinging defeat on Friday by a Manhattan jury that ordered him to pay $83.3 million to the writer E Jean Carroll, who said he destroyed her reputation as a trustworthy journalist by denying he raped her.

Fighting In Myanmar: Dozens of towns, bases fall to separatists

The Arakan Army’s late Wednesday claim that it “completely controlled” Pauktaw, a town of 20,000 people close to a crucial deep water port in the capital of western Rakhine state in Myanmar, is one of a series of wins for the Three Brotherhood Alliance. 

Security Council to meet after UN top court's Gaza ruling

The UN Security Council will meet next week over the decision by the global body's top court calling for Israel to prevent genocidal acts in Gaza, the council's presidency announced Friday

Suez traffic drops 42pc after Houthi attacks: UN

The volume of commercial traffic passing through the Suez Canal has fallen more than 40 percent in the last two months after attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, according to the United Nations, raising concerns for global trade.

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Hubble finds water vapour in small planet’s atmosphere

The Hubble Space Telescope has observed the smallest planet outside our solar system to contain water vapour in its atmosphere, a “landmark discovery” that brings astronomy a step closer to characterizing Earth-like worlds.

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Global turbulence the ‘new normal’

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned yesterday that global disruptions and volatility are the “new normal”, with more geo-economic tensions on the horizon.

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Putin gives go-ahead to new nuclear icebreaker

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday gave the green light for a new nuclear-powered icebreaker, as Moscow seeks to step up commercial trade across its Arctic north.

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Taiwan detects 23 Chinese warplanes around island

Taiwan’s defence ministry said it detected 23 Chinese air force planes operating around Taiwan and carrying out “joint combat readiness patrols” with Chinese warships yesterday, ahead of high-level China-US talks in Thailand.

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US warship downs missile fired from Yemen

A US Navy warship shot down a missile yesterday that was fired at it by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who have carried out two months of attacks on international shipping, the military said.

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US halts new natural gas export facilities

US President Joe Biden’s administration announced yesterday it was pausing new liquified natural gas (LNG) export facilities, citing the urgent need to tackle the climate crisis by accelerating the transition from fossil fuels.

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Won’t negotiate with Hungary

Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said yesterday he would “not negotiate” with Hungary over Sweden’s Nato bid despite Budapest now the sole holdout after Turkey’s ratification.

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Attacks on Palestinians: UN court orders Israel to prevent Gaza genocide

The top UN court yesterday ordered Israel to take action to prevent acts of genocide as the country wages offensive in the Gaza Strip.

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Israel must prevent genocidal acts in Gaza: ICJ

Palestinian officials largely hailed the decision

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