Iran launches hundreds of missiles, drones in first direct attack on Israel.
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Iran launches hundreds of missiles, drones in first direct attack on Israel.

Iran has launched hundreds of missiles and drones at Israel in its first direct attack on Israeli territory, in a retaliatory assault that wounded a seven-year-old girl and caused minor damage at an Israeli military facility. The late Saturday night attack set off air raid sirens in cities across Israel, including Tel Aviv and West…

‘Not your typical Ramadan’: Muslim Americans focus on Gaza in holy month.
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‘Not your typical Ramadan’: Muslim Americans focus on Gaza in holy month.

Standing outside the White House, Mohamad Habehh placed his right hand on his face and closed his eyes in a sign of spiritual devotion, reciting the Muslim call for prayer. “Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar [God is greatest, God is greatest].” The words announced the end of a day of fasting as dozens of people gathered…

More than 10 million children in line of fire as war rages in Sudan.
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More than 10 million children in line of fire as war rages in Sudan.

More than 10 million children in Sudan have been in an active warzone during almost a year of war, a new report has warned, as it called on political leaders to take immediate action to stop the conflict. In a report published on Wednesday, the United Kingdom-based charity, Save The Children, said that half of Sudan’s…

Cameron meets Trump, to urge US Congress to approve Ukraine military aid
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Cameron meets Trump, to urge US Congress to approve Ukraine military aid

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron will urge the United States Congress to pass an aid package for Ukraine after he met Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Cameron is to meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington, DC, later on Tuesday to also discuss the war in Israel and Gaza. Cameron said he…

First UN food aid in months arrives in Sudan’s Darfur as famine looms
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First UN food aid in months arrives in Sudan’s Darfur as famine looms

The United Nations has begun distributing food in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region for the first time in months amid warnings of impending famine caused by a yearlong war and lack of access to food aid. The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) said two aid convoys crossed the border from Chad in late March, carrying food and nutrition…

Senegal’s Faye appoints ally Ousmane Sonko as prime minister.
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Senegal’s Faye appoints ally Ousmane Sonko as prime minister.

Senegal’s new president has delegated troublemaker legislator and key sponsor Ousmane Sonko as head of the state in his most memorable go about as the West African country’s chief. Bassirou Diomaye Faye made the declaration soon after he was sworn into office on Tuesday, swearing foundational change following quite a while of destructive unrest under…

Modi’s India plans its own democracy index, after global rankings downgrade.
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Modi’s India plans its own democracy index, after global rankings downgrade.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has approached a major Indian think tank to develop a homegrown democracy ratings index that could help it counter recent downgrades in rankings issued by international groups that New Delhi fears could affect the country’s credit rating. The Observer Research Foundation (ORF), which works closely with the Indian government on…

Luis Montenegro claims victory for Portugal’s centre-right in snap polls
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Luis Montenegro claims victory for Portugal’s centre-right in snap polls

Luis Montenegro, the leader of Portugal’s opposition centre-right Democratic Alliance (AD) party, has claimed victory in the country’s snap general election after a close-run race against the incumbent Socialists. Montenegro declared victory early on Monday morning, shortly after the Socialist Party (PS)’s leader Pedro Nuno Santos conceded defeat, but it was unclear whether he would…

Real Madrid inch closer to La Liga title with 4-0 win over Celta Vigo.
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Real Madrid inch closer to La Liga title with 4-0 win over Celta Vigo.

La Liga leaders Real Madrid regained their seven-point cushion at the top as they benefitted from two own goals in a comfortable 4-0 home win over struggling Celta Vigo. Vinicius Junior turned in a rebound from Antonio Rudiger’s header at the second attempt midway through the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, before…

Haiti extends state of emergency as violence and displacement soar
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Haiti extends state of emergency as violence and displacement soar

Haitians have been plunged into a deepening crisis, as gang violence forces thousands of people to flee their homes and businesses and schools to shutter. On Thursday, Haiti’s government extended a state of emergency until April 3 in the Ouest Department, where the capital, Port-au-Prince, is located. It was first imposed on Sunday. The measure includes…