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Israel and Hamas know that a fourth Gaza war, like the three before, would be as inconclusive as it is devastating for the impoverished territory's 2 million Palestinians. For Israel, that might mean assassinating a top Hamas commander, or destroying enough tunnels, rocket launchers and other infrastructure to say it “mowed the lawn" — a phrase widely used by Israelis to describe the temporary suppression of militants before the next confrontation. For Hamas, the biggest prize would be capturing Israeli soldiers it could later trade for imprisoned Palestinians.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) -Bodies of COVID-19 victims have been found dumped in some Indian rivers, a state government said in a letter seen by Reuters, the first official acknowledgement of an alarming practice it said may stem from poverty and fear of the disease in villages. Images of corpses drifting down the Ganges river, which Hindus consider holy, have shocked a nation reeling under the world's worst surge in infections. Although media have linked the recent increase in the numbers of such bodies to the pandemic, the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, home to 240 million people, has until now not publicly revealed the cause of the deaths.
Lawyers representing two former North Carolina sheriff's deputies agreed on Friday to a $9 million settlement with two intellectually disabled half brothers who spent decades behind bars after being wrongfully convicted in the 1983 killing of an 11-year-old girl. The lawyers for former Robeson County Sheriff's Office deputies James Locklear and Kenneth Sealey agreed in federal court to the settlement with Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, who will split the settlement between them, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported. County Attorney Rob Davis said in an email to the newspaper that the insurance companies that cover the sheriff's office will pay the settlement.
Iran's judiciary chief, a hard-line cleric linked to mass executions in 1988, registered on Saturday to run in the Islamic Republic's presidential election next month, a vote that comes as negotiators struggle to resuscitate Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. The cleric, Ebrahim Raisi, is among the more prominent hopefuls — he garnered nearly 16 million votes in the 2017 election. Raisi's close ties to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his popularity — due partly to his televised anti-corruption campaign — could make him a favorite in the election.
China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time in the latest advance for its space programme. The official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday that the lander had touched down, citing the China National Space Administration. China's first Mars landing follows its launch last month of the main section of what will be a permanent space station and a mission that brought back rocks from the moon late last year.
A bombing at a mosque on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 12 people attending Friday prayers, police say. The blast in Shakardara district came on the second day of a three-day Taliban and army ceasefire to mark the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan. No-one has said they were behind the bombing, which also wounded at least 15.
Dozens of Japanese, American and French troops landed amid pouring rain from a CH-47 transport helicopter onto a grassy field at a training area in southern Japan, part of Saturday's joint scenario of defending a remote island from an enemy invasion. The three nations' first joint drills on Japanese soil — dubbed “ARC21” and which began Tuesday — come as they seek step up military ties amid growing Chinese assertiveness in the region. Japanese soldiers and their counterparts from the French army and the U.S. Marine Corps also conducted an urban warfare drill using a concrete building elsewhere at the Japanese Self-Defense Force's Kirishima Training Area in the southern Miyazaki prefecture.
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But ministers hope to keep daily doses at “800,000 and above”, putting the possibility of hitting one million first and second jabs a day in sight. And senior government sources also confirmed that – despite the need to get second jabs into the arms of people in England – first jabs will be open “to the over 35s in the coming days”. It comes as: Doctors were told by NHS England not to rearrange second doses for over-50s booked in the next 10 days, but from May 25 any appointment that is more than eight weeks after their first dose must be brought forward; Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, warned there was a risk to other live events after June 21 when all restrictions are meant to be lif...
Reports in the international media that Israel had entered Gaza to battle militants are being viewed by some as the result of a ploy to lure the fighters into defensive positions that made them targets for Israeli airpower. On Thursday, news that Israel Defense Forces troops were massing at Israel's border with Gaza was widely reported. Then, early Friday in Israel, an IDF statement prompted news outlets to widely report that an invasion had begun.
Australia carried out its first repatriation flight from India after temporarily banning all travel from the COVID-ravaged country last month, the government said, with 80 passengers arriving in Darwin on Saturday from New Delhi. Passengers had to show two negative COVID-19 tests before boarding the government-backed Qantas flight and were taken upon arrival to a converted mining camp in Howard Springs in the Northern Territory for a two-week quarantine. The Australian government came under fire for temporarily barring all travel to and from India last month, a policy that drew heavy criticism from lawmakers, expatriates and the Indian diaspora.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that military action Gaza "is not over yet." Netanyahu warned that Hamas would "pay a heavy price" for attacks against Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video statement on Friday that Hamas would "pay a very heavy price" for rocket attacks and assaults on the country.
The boss of the world's busiest airport for international passengers has said Covid passports are the only way to restart mass foreign travel. Dubai Airports chief executive Paul Griffiths told the BBC: "I don't think there is an alternative." Critics of the digital systems argue they discriminate against those who cannot get vaccinated.
A tree trimmer in rural Northern California has been charged in throat-slashing serial killings that left three people dead, prosecutors announced Thursday.
Taiwan raised its coronavirus alert level on Saturday in the capital, Taipei, and the surrounding city, bringing curbs for a period of two weeks that will shut many venues and restrict gatherings in the wake of 180 new domestic infections. Masks are to be worn outdoors for the first time, as the government encourages work and study from home, shutting cinemas and entertainment spots, while limiting gatherings of families and friends to five indoors and 10 outdoors. Taipei's government has already ordered bars, nightclubs and similar venues to shut.
A suspected white supremacist is facing charges after allegedly ditching a bullet-riddled car containing three dead men in the parking lot of an Albuquerque hospital this week. Richard Kuykendall, a 41-year-old with an “apparent association” with the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, was charged Friday with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition for his role in the Wednesday triple homicide, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for New Mexico. Prosecutors allege that after a deadly shootout in a nearby alley, Kuykendall drove to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital with the victims, removed his shirt and told a security officer “that there were three dead guys in the Chevy” before he walked away.
President Joe Biden telephoned Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday amid more bloodshed — and anger at the Israeli bombing of a tower housing media organisations including Associated Press and Al-Jazeera. The White House said Mr Biden told the Israeli prime minister Netanyahu that he continued to support Israel's right to defend itself, but expressed concern at the tower-block strike and called for journalists to be protected. The UN Security Council will meet on Sunday to discuss the situation, while Biden's envoy is in the region seeking “calm.
As masks start to come off for the fully vaccinated, following the latest federal announcement, it would be easy to slack off on vaccinations, especially in harder-to-reach communities. According to a recent el Nuevo Herald analysis, the county's Central American and Haitian immigrant communities are disproportionately undervaccinated for COVID-19. While about half of all eligible county residents — 55.5 percent — had gotten at least one does as of April 30, that number fell to 41 percent in ZIP codes where the highest percentage of Central American immigrants live, such as Homestead, Allapattah, Little Havana and neighborhoods south of Overtown.
COVID-19 infections in adults of all ages fell by 80% five weeks after a first dose of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine, according to Italian research published on Saturday. The first such study by a European Union country on the real-world impact of its immunisation campaign was carried out by Italy's National Institute of Health (ISS) and the Ministry of Health on 13.7 million people vaccinated nationwide. Scientists started studying data from the day Italy's vaccination campaign began, on Dec. 27 2020, until May 3 2021.
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said this week it plans on widening and deepening the Suez Canal. Egyptian authorities said this week they plan on widening and deepening parts of the Suez Canal to avoid a repeat of the Ever Given blunder in March, according to Bloomberg. In a televised address on Tuesday, the head of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), Osama Rabie, said an 18.6 mile stretch of the waterway would be widened by about 131 feet (40 meters) and deepened by 32 feet (10 meters) to improve the movement of ships in the area.
Three hand sanitizers many have used nationally in the fight against COVID-19 contamination have been recalled because they contain methanol, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The hand sanitizer was distributed nationwide to wholesale companies that then distributed to retailers in July 2020 and August 2020. ▪ Dibar Nutricional, a company based in Mexico, is voluntarily recalling 27 lots of its DIBAR Labs Hand Sanitizer that are packaged in eight-ounce (8-53090-00301-3 UPC) and 16-ounce (8-53090-00302-0 UPC) fluid bottles.
But AP said they had "no indication" Hamas used the building and called on Israel to offer evidence. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Associated Press pushed back Saturday on the Israeli government's claims that the militant group Hamas was operating in the media building in Gaza destroyed in an airstrike earlier that day.
The claim comes amid the Arizona Republican Senate's audit of the 2020 election results in the state's most populous county, where an unofficial hand recount of 2.1 million ballots is taking place. Post-election audits in Arizona and Michigan turned up zero evidence of systemic voter fraud and confirmed the Election Day results, but falsehoods surrounding vote results in the battleground states have persisted on social media. "BREAKING: Michigan has authorized a full forensic audit of the 2020 Presidential Election," reads a screen grab of a tweet shared to Facebook on May 10.
A former Navy pilot says flight crews saw UFOs maneuvering in restricted airspace off Virginia every day for years. Lieutenant Ryan Graves claims that he and other members of his F/A-18 fighter squadron all detected unidentified flying objects for two years, beginning in 2015. The former serviceman called the objects a security threat in an interview with 60 Minutes, set to air on CBS on Sunday.
A survey crew found human remains last week near Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas. A medical examiner on Friday identified the body as James Alan White, who has been missing since October 22, 2020. An investigation is ongoing and White's brother told local news WFAA the family is still looking for answers.
“If Facebook lets Trump back on Facebook and Instagram, he'll assuredly restart his assault on democracy.”
“Facebook should have known better than to believe that it could limit speech on its platform without setting a terrible precedent.”
“Providing a microphone and an amplifier for deceit isn't fighting the good fight for free speech.”
“It’s no defense of Mr. Trump’s conduct to say that the digital public square shouldn’t suppress speech by political leaders.”
“The former president no longer gets the ‘head of state’ exception to terms of service.”