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More aid is supposed to be entering Gaza. Why isn’t it helping?

More aid is supposed to be entering Gaza. Why isn’t it helping?

The United States has urged Israel to take further steps to expedite humanitarian aid shipments for Palestinians. Photo / AP Under heavy US pressure, Israel has promised to ramp up aid to Gaza dramatically, saying last week it would open another cargo crossing and surge more trucks than before into the besieged enclave. But days

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Catholics ‘outraged’ as advertisement swaps Holy Communion for crisps

Catholics ‘outraged’ as advertisement swaps Holy Communion for crisps

The mother superior enthusiastically digging into a large bag of crisps. Photo / X, GianLink A television advert in which Italian nuns are offered crisps instead of communion wafers has provoked the ire of conservative Catholics. They are demanding that the advert for Amica Chips be withdrawn immediately because it is blasphemous. In the 30-second

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Iran accuses the US of giving Israel the ‘green light’ to attack consulate

Iran accuses the US of giving Israel the ‘green light’ to attack consulate

Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, welcomes Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian before their meeting in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, April 8. Iran’s foreign minister on Monday accused the United States of giving Israel the “green light” to strike its consulate building in Syria killing seven Iranian military officials including two generals. Photo / AP Iran’s

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Heat-trapping gas levels in air spike to record highs again

Heat-trapping gas levels in air spike to record highs again

A flare burns at a well pad on August 26, 2021, near Watford City, N.D. The levels of the crucial heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere reached historic highs in 2023, growing at near-record fast paces, according to the US. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Photo/Matthew Brown) The levels of the crucial heat-trapping gases in the

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Bodies of six slain foreign aid workers transported out of Gaza

Bodies of six slain foreign aid workers transported out of Gaza

People inspect the site where World Central Kitchen workers were killed in Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip, Tuesday, April 2, 2024. World Central Kitchen, an aid group, says an Israeli strike that hit its workers in Gaza killed at least seven people, including several foreigners. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana) The bodies of six foreign aid workers

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Israel’s deadly strike on foreign aid workers halts charity’s Gaza operations

Israel’s deadly strike on foreign aid workers halts charity’s Gaza operations

A vehicle where employees from the World Central Kitchen were killed in an Israeli airstrike. Seven aid workers from the UK, Australia, Poland, dual citizens of the US and Canada, and Palestine were killed in the attack. Photo / Getty An Israeli airstrike killed seven aid workers from World Central Kitchen, leading the charity to

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Oregon is recriminalising drugs. Here’s what Portland learned

Oregon is recriminalising drugs. Here’s what Portland learned

Governor Tina Kotek of Oregon has signed a measure to reimpose criminal penalties for hard drugs. Photo / Amanda Lucier, The New York Times Oregon’s governor has signed a measure to reimpose criminal penalties for hard drugs. Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland talks about why the experiment “failed.” When Oregon embarked on a landmark plan

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German police search Madeleine McCann suspect’s rental van

German police search Madeleine McCann suspect’s rental van

Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007 while on holiday with her parents and siblings. German criminal police are searching a rental van used by the suspected kidnapper of Madeleine McCann. The white Mercedes-Benz Sprinter was pictured parked outside Christian Brueckner’s gruesome lair, where he buried horrific images of child sexual abuse and bestiality under the corpse

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Student, 12, opens fire at Finland school and wounds 3 others

Student, 12, opens fire at Finland school and wounds 3 others

Police officers and vehicles at the scene of Viertola comprehensive school, in Vantaa, Finland. Photo / Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP A 12-year-old student opened fire at a secondary school in southern Finland and wounded three other students today, police said. The suspect was later arrested. Heavily armed police cordoned off the lower secondary school, with

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‘Terror cell’ suspects detained by Russia linked to Moscow attack

‘Terror cell’ suspects detained by Russia linked to Moscow attack

A group of ambassadors of foreign diplomatic missions attend a laying ceremony at a makeshift memorial in front of the Crocus City Hall on the western outskirts of Moscow, Russia. Photo / AP Russia’s top security agency said on Monday it had broken up what it called a “terrorist cell” in southern Russia whose members

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Israelis rally in their biggest anti-government protest in Jerusalem

Israelis rally in their biggest anti-government protest in Jerusalem

Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered outside the parliament building in Jerusalem on Sunday in the largest anti-government demonstration since the country went to war in October. They urged the government to reach a ceasefire deal to free dozens of hostages held by the Hamas militant group in Gaza and to hold early elections. Israeli

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Woman dies of drug overdose in Queensland celebrating her birthday

Woman dies of drug overdose in Queensland celebrating her birthday

A woman has died and a second was in critical condition after overdosing in Queensland’s southeast. Australian police have identified the woman who tragically died from a drug overdose in a Gold Coast high-rise apartment. Danielle Whittaker, who is originally from Wellington, was celebrating her 40th birthday on Good Friday surrounded by six close friends,

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‘Bodies corridor’ – where Russia and Ukraine meet to swap their dead

‘Bodies corridor’ – where Russia and Ukraine meet to swap their dead

The Ukrainian military transfer bodies of Russian soldiers from the car to the refrigerator in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Photo / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) The convoy snaked through Ukraine’s north-eastern Sumy region on a bitter February morning. A police car led the way, followed by a unit of forensic officials and a refrigerated van containing

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Ships with a second round of aid for Gaza depart Cyprus as concerns about hunger soar

Ships with a second round of aid for Gaza depart Cyprus as concerns about hunger soar

A three-ship convoy left a port in Cyprus on Saturday with 400 tons of food and other supplies for Gaza as concerns about hunger in the territory soar. The World Central Kitchen charity said the vessels and a barge carried enough to prepare more than 1 million meals from items like rice, pasta, flour, legumes,

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