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Israel airstrike on Gaza kills seven working for celebrity chef’s NGO

Updated: 17:50pm (AEDT) Reuters Citizens from Australia, Britain and Poland were among seven people working for celebrity chef Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen who were killed in an Israeli airstrike in central Gaza on Monday, the NGO said. The workers, who also included Palestinians and a dual citizen of the United States and Canada, were […]

France seeks UN Security Council resolution for Gaza truce monitoring

United Nations Reuters France on Monday proposed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution that seeks options for possible UN monitoring of a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and proposals to help the Palestinian Authority assume responsibilities. “It’s an ambitious project. It will take time,” French UN Ambassador Nicolas de Riviere said of the text, […]

Canada’s mild winter disrupts key ice road to remote Arctic diamond mines

Toronto, Canada Reuters An unusually warm winter in Canada this year has delayed the opening of a 400-kilometre ice road that is rebuilt every year as the main conduit for Rio Tinto, Burgundy Mines , and De Beers to access their diamond mines in the remote Arctic region. The Winter Road, which serves the region accessible only […]

India rescuing citizens forced into cyber fraud schemes in Cambodia

New Delhi, India Reuters The Indian Government said it was rescuing its citizens who were lured into employment in Cambodia and were being forced to participate in cyber fraud schemes. The Indian embassy in Cambodia is working with Cambodian authorities and has rescued and repatriated about 250 Indians, including 75 in the last three months, […]

After police raid home of Peru’s President, more ministers resign

Lima, Peru Reuters Three of Peru’s cabinet ministers abruptly resigned on Monday as a fresh political scandal involving luxury watches targeted President Dina Boluarte, adding more volatility to the South American nation’s increasingly rocky politics. The trio of resignations, including the interior minister, follow a probe launched into allegations of illicit enrichment by the president, […]

US pastor says Easter Bible burning a sign that Christianity is under attack in America

United States RNS A Tennessee pastor known for burning books, casting out demons and creating outrage says someone burned 200 Bibles outside his church on Easter Sunday. Greg Locke, pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt Juliet, Tennessee, said the church’s security cameras recorded a “polite crook” stopping their vehicle in the middle of […]

Imamoglu, the Turkish mayor following in Erdogan’s footsteps

Istanbul, Turkey Reuters Newly re-elected Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu has emerged as the main challenger to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s reign. But in some ways, he is following in the footsteps of the Turkish leader who ran the city in the 1990s.  Aside from having led the country’s biggest city, both have family roots in […]