Gaza conflict intensifies with rocket barrages and air strikes

Palestinian militants fired more rockets into Israel’s commercial heartland on Thursday as Israel kept up a punishing bombing campaign in Gaza and massed tanks and troops on the enclave’s border. The four days of cross-border fighting showed no sign of abating and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the campaign “will take more time”. Violence […]

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New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel from NSW over two Sydney Covid cases

New Zealand will pause quarantine-free travel from New South Wales from midnight Thursday (NZST), after two community Covid cases were detected in Sydney. The NZ Covid response minister, Chris Hipkins, told reporters the suspension would initially last 48 hours, while the source of infection in the two Sydney cases was investigated. Hipkins said the pause would be “under constant […]

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Mali woman has given birth to nine babies, says health ministry

A Malian woman gave birth to nonuplets in Morocco on Tuesday, and all nine babies are “doing well,” her government said, although Moroccan authorities had yet to confirm what would be an extremely rare case. Mali’s government flew 25-year-old Halima Cisse, a woman from the northern part of the West African state, to Morocco for better care on March 30. She […]

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Mexico City metro overpass collapses, killing 20

At least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured after a metro overpass collapsed in Mexico City while a train was travelling on it, officials say. Several train carriages plunged to the ground, crushing at least one car, which was on a busy road underneath. Rescue workers and firefighters are searching for survivors after […]

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Delhi hospitals plead for oxygen as more patients die

Hospitals in Delhi continued to send desperate messages for emergency oxygen supplies through the night on Sunday, warning that patients are at risk. The crisis started two weeks ago but shows no signs of abating. At least 12 patients, including a doctor, died when a prominent hospital ran out of oxygen on Saturday. Outside hospitals, […]

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