Israeli military says its forces recovered bodies of three hostages from Gaza

Israeli forces on Thursday night retrieved the bodies of three hostages from the Gaza Strip, chief military spokesperson Daniel Hagari said on Friday

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Israeli strikes kill at least 5 in Lebanon, including civilians

Israeli strikes on southern and eastern Lebanon killed at least five people on Friday including Lebanese militants, Palestinian fighters and Syrian civilians, security sources told Reuters..Israel and Lebanese armed group Hezbollah have been exchanging fire across Lebanon's southern border

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Ukraine’s Kharkiv Region / Russia carving out buffer zone

President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that Russian forces advancing in Ukraine’s northeast were carving out a buffer zone to protect Russia from attacks and said the West was “sick in the head” if it thought it could dictate terms to Moscow.

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Safety Concerns / Nepal latest to ban Indian spice brands

Nepal has become the latest jurisdiction to ban the import and sale of two popular Indian spice brands after reports that some of their products contained a cancer-causing pesticide, officials said yesterday.

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Slovak PM has new surgery

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico’s condition was “still very serious” two days after an attempted assassination, his deputy and close ally said yesterday, as police raided the suspect’s home.

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US sanctions undermine confidence in dollar

President Vladimir Putin yesterday said that US sanctions policy was undermining confidence in the dollar and that Russia and China would find a way to stop the threat of measures against Chinese banks from disrupting their burgeoning trade.

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N Korea fires ballistic missiles, denies Russia arms transfers

North Korea fired multiple suspected short-range ballistic missiles yesterday, Seoul said, hours after leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful sister denied widespread allegations that Pyongyang is shipping weapons to Russia.

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UN denounces ‘harassment’ of lawyers in Tunisia

The United Nations yesterday denounced recent arrests of lawyers in Tunisia, saying the detentions, which have also included journalists and political commentators, undermined the rule of law in the North Africa country.

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Pyramids in Egypt built along long-lost river

Scientists have discovered a long-buried branch of the Nile river that once flowed alongside more than 30 pyramids in Egypt, potentially solving the mystery of how ancient Egyptians transported the massive stone blocks to build the famous monuments.

Comply with international law in Gaza

Israel must comply with international law in Gaza and address the devastating humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian enclave, a group of Western nations wrote in a letter to the Israeli government seen by Reuters yesterday.

Sudan facing ‘inferno’ of violence, aid holdups: UN

Residents of conflict-hit Sudan are “trapped in an inferno of brutal violence” and increasingly at risk of famine due to the rainy season and blocked aid, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for the country warned Wednesday.

China shows off robot ‘dogs of war’

China’s military yesterday showed off its machine gun equipped robot battle “dogs” at the start of its biggest ever drills with Cambodian forces, as the United States frets about Beijing’s growing influence in the Southeast Asian country.

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Xi, Putin condemn US

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday condemned what they cast as increasingly aggressive US behaviour and pledged to deepen their countries’ already close defence and military ties.

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India Election: Dance videos of Modi, rival turn up AI heat

An AI video shows an ecstatic Narendra Modi sporting a trendy jacket and trousers, grooving on a stage to a Bollywood song as the crowd cheers. The Indian prime minister reshared the video on X, saying “such creativity in peak poll season is truly a delight.”

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Israel’s tanks push into Jabalia in north Gaza

Israel’s tanks pushed into the heart of Jabalia in northern Gaza yesterday, facing anti-tank rockets and mortar bombs from Hamas members concentrated there, while in the south, its forces pounded Rafah without advancing, Palestinian residents and Hamas said.

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Jailed ex-Pak PM Imran appears in SC by video link

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan appeared before the Supreme Court by video link from prison yesterday to plead his petition against changes in Pakistan’s anti-graft laws.

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Hezbollah fires rocket barrage at Israeli positions

Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group said it yesterday launched “more than 60” rockets at Israeli military positions in retaliation for overnight air strikes on the country’s east.

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Monet painting fetches $35 million at New York auction

A Monet sold for nearly $35 million at auction Wednesday evening, Sotheby's said, marking a solid start to New York's spring art sales

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Xi, Putin hail ties as 'stabilising' force in chaotic world

Leaders Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin framed their nations' ties as a stabilising force in a chaotic world as they met yesterday in Beijing

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Garuda Indonesia flight makes emergency landing after engine fire

A jetliner taking 468 people from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia made an emergency landing Wednesday due to an engine fire, the Garuda Indonesia airline said, in the latest incident in the archipelago's poor safety record

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Putin meets Xi in Beijing seeking greater support for war effort

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Thursday with counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing as he seeks greater support from China for his war effort in Ukraine and his isolated economy

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