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ICC Prosecutor seeks evidence of Sudan atrocities

12-06-2024 THE HEGUE: The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Chief prosecutor has appealed to witnesses to send evidence to aid an urgent investigation opened by his office into allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s Darfur region. Sudan has been mired in war since April last year when …

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UN Security Council backs US Israel-Gaza ceasefire plan

11-06-2024 UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council has voted to support a US-proposed Israel-Gaza ceasefire plan. The proposal sets out conditions for a “full and complete ceasefire”, the release of hostages held by Hamas, the return of dead hostages’ remains and the exchange of Palestinian prisoners. Fourteen of the …

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Israel presses shadow campaign in Syria

11-06-2024 DAMASCUS/ JERUSALEM: Israel has intensified covert strikes in Syria against weapons sites, supply routes and Iranian-linked commanders, seven regional officials and diplomats said, ahead of a threatened full-scale assault on Tehran’s key ally Hezbollah in Lebanon. A June 2 air raid that killed 18 people, including an adviser with …

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Wildfires threaten unique Brazil ecosystem

11-06-2024 BRASILIA: Firefighters are battling wildfires in Brazil’s Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland. The Pantanal is home to jaguars, giant anteaters and giant river otters. Close to 32,000 hectares have already been destroyed by the fires in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, local media report. Climate experts …

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