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US House votes to force weapons shipments to Israel, rebuking Biden

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would force President Joe Biden to send weapons to Israel, seeking to rebuke the Democrat for delaying bomb shipments as he urges Israel to do more to protect civilians during its war with Hamas.

May 17, 2024 11:26 am
 

World

Brazil flooding forces plan for 'tent cities' to house the displaced

Brazil’s southernmost state is planning at least four “tent cities” to accommodate some 8,000 people currently in improvised shelters due to the historic floods that have devastated the region.

May 17, 2024 10:40 am
 

World

Suspect charged with attempted murder of Slovak PM Fico

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico after the politician was seriously hurt in a shooting attack.

May 17, 2024 9:37 am
 

World

Putin and Xi pledge a new era and condemn the United States

China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin pledged a “new era” of partnership between the two most powerful rivals of the United States which they cast as an aggressive Cold War hegemon that was sowing chaos across the world.

May 17, 2024 8:29 am
 

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Slovak PM Fico in serious but stable condition, can speak a little

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico remains in a serious but stable condition and is able to speak a little, the country’s president-elect said, a day after an assassination attempt that sent shock waves across Europe.

May 17, 2024 7:19 am
 

Pacific Islands

France sends more police to New Caledonia to try to restore calm

The French government sent more police to the Pacific island of New Caledonia on Thursday and said it would crack down on rioters, hoping to restore order after three nights of upheaval in which four people have been killed.

May 17, 2024 6:29 am
 

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Indonesia's Sumatra flood death toll hits 67, 20 still missing

The number of people killed by weekend flash floods and mud slides in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province has risen to 67 and 20 are still missing, authorities said on Thursday, as the government plans to relocate survivors to safer areas.

May 16, 2024 4:54 pm
 

World

Russian Shelling Injures Two in Central Kharkiv: Governor

Israeli troops battled militants across Gaza on Wednesday, including in the southern city of Rafah that had been a refuge for civilians, in an upsurge of the more than seven-month-old war that has killed tens of thousands of Palestinians.

May 16, 2024 11:34 am
 

World

Gaza fighting intensifies, Israel questions UN site presence

Israeli troops battled militants across Gaza on Wednesday, including in the southern city of Rafah that had been a refuge for civilians, in an upsurge of the more than seven-month-old war that has killed tens of thousands of Palestinians.

May 16, 2024 10:24 am
 

World

Blinken offers new US aid as Kyiv reels from renewed Russian attacks

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a $2 billion fund to help Ukraine build up its defense industrial base.

May 16, 2024 9:31 am
 

World

Who is 'The Fly', the French gangster on the run after a prison van assault?

Hundreds of police are scouring northern France for Mohamed Amra, a fugitive known as “The Fly” who was freed by gunmen in a brazen attack against a prison van that killed two guards and wounded three.

May 16, 2024 8:36 am
 

World

Slovak prime minister in life-threatening condition after being shot

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico suffered life-threatening injuries when he was shot and wounded in an attempted assassination that stunned his small Central European nation and drew a chorus of international condemnation.

May 16, 2024 7:23 am

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