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Two-thirds in US fear violence could follow election, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds

Washington DC, US Reuters Two out of three Americans say they are concerned that political violence could follow the 5th November election rematch between Democratic President Joe Biden and his Republican predecessor Donald Trump, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. The survey of 3,934 US adults found widespread worries that the US could see a repeat […]

Crashed ship that took down Baltimore bridge refloated, towed from channel

Reuters Recovery teams refloated a huge cargo vessel impeding shipping in the Port of Baltimore early on Monday and pulled it free of the main channel, two months after the boat crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge and caused the span to collapse. Tugboats led the Dali to a local marine terminal after a […]

Half of Americans oppose immigrant detention camps, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds

Washington DC, US Reuters About half of US voters oppose putting immigrants in the country illegally into detention camps while awaiting deportation, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows, suggesting Americans may be wary of harsher enforcement plans Donald Trump is considering. Some 54 per cent of registered voters opposed the use of detention camps while 36 […]

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Israel’s Netanyahu and Hamas leaders

The Hague, The Netherlands Reuters The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said on Monday he had requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his defence chief and three Hamas leaders over alleged war crimes. ICC prosecutor Karim Khan said in a statement issued after more than seven months of war in Gaza that he […]

Explainer – Gaza death toll: how many Palestinians has Israel’s campaign killed?

Reuters Palestinian health authorities say Israel’s ground and air campaign in Gaza has killed more than 35,000 people, mostly civilians, and driven most of the enclave’s 2.3 million people from their homes. The war began on 7th October when Hamas militants stormed across the border into Israeli communities. Israel says the militants killed more than […]

US says Israel’s use of weapons may have violated international law

Washington DC, US Reuters The Biden administration on Friday said Israel’s use of US-supplied weapons may have violated international humanitarian law during its military operation in Gaza, a major step up in criticism of its key ally. But the administration also said that due to the chaos of the war in Gaza it could not […]

Israelis ready to fight with their fingernails, Netanyahu says in veiled Biden rebuff

Jerusalem Reuters Israelis are ready to fight with their “fingernails”, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday in a thinly veiled rebuff to US President Joe Biden’s warning that arms supplies could be withheld over a planned operation in Gaza. Israel’s long-threatened move against Rafah, where it says thousands of Hamas fighters and potentially dozens […]

Israel strikes eastern Rafah as ceasefire talks end with no deal

Cairo, Egypt/Rafah, Gaza Strip/Washington DC, US Reuters Israeli forces bombarded areas of Rafah on Thursday, Palestinian residents said, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed US President Joe Biden’s threat to withhold weapons from Israel if it assaults the southern Gaza city. A senior Israeli official said late on Thursday that the latest round of indirect […]