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…

Russia Successfully Launches Angara A5 Rocket After Technical Glitches Delay Missions
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Russia Successfully Launches Angara A5 Rocket After Technical Glitches Delay Missions

Russia achieved a significant milestone in its space exploration endeavors as it successfully launched the Angara A5 rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far East. This successful lift-off comes after two aborted attempts earlier in the week due to technical glitches. The launch of the Angara A5, a heavy-lift rocket designed to carry payloads…

Vietnamese Property Tycoon Sentenced to Death in $12.5bn Financial Fraud Case
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Vietnamese Property Tycoon Sentenced to Death in $12.5bn Financial Fraud Case

Truong My Lan, chair of major developer Van Thinh Phat, has been sentenced to death by a court in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, over her role in the country’s largest financial fraud case on record. The 67-year-old real estate tycoon was found guilty of embezzlement, bribery, and violations of banking rules at the end…

‘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…

Kim Jong Un Oversaw North Korea’s Hypersonic Missile Test, State News Reports
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Kim Jong Un Oversaw North Korea’s Hypersonic Missile Test, State News Reports

North Korea’s recent announcement of a successful test-firing of a new hypersonic intermediate-range missile, named the Hwasong-16B, has sparked heightened concerns and condemnation from neighboring countries and the international community. The state news agency KCNA reported on Wednesday that the test launch was overseen by the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, who hailed the missile…

Uganda Court Upholds Controversial Anti-Gay Law Despite International Condemnation
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Uganda Court Upholds Controversial Anti-Gay Law Despite International Condemnation

Uganda’s Constitutional Court has upheld the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023, rejecting a petition seeking to annul the law. The legislation, which imposes penalties of up to life imprisonment for consensual same-sex relations and includes provisions for the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality,” has sparked outrage both domestically and internationally. In a landmark ruling, Justice Richard…

Biden Condemns Israeli Airstrike on Gaza Aid Workers, Calls for Investigation
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Biden Condemns Israeli Airstrike on Gaza Aid Workers, Calls for Investigation

United States President Joe Biden expressed his outrage and heartbreak over the Israeli airstrike that killed seven humanitarian aid workers in Gaza. The victims, affiliated with the relief organization World Central Kitchen (WCK), were targeted while delivering essential aid to civilians in the war-torn region. “This conflict has been one of the worst in recent…