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Israeli hostage rescue killed 274 Palestinians

10-06-2024 JERUSALEM/ GAZA CITY: The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says an Israeli raid on a refugee camp which led to the rescue of four hostages – killed nearly 274 people including children and other civilians. On Saturday Israel’s forces, backed by air strikes, fought intense gun battles with Hamas …

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Danish PM ‘shaken but fine’ after street attack

10-06-2024 COPENHAGEN: Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says she feels “saddened and shaken” but “fine” after being attacked in the street in Copenhagen. Frederiksen is said to have experienced minor whiplash after a man walked up to her and struck her in Copenhagen’s old town on Friday evening. A 39-year-old …

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Afghan saffron recognized as world’s best for 9th time

09-06-2024 KABUL: Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock say that Afghanistan, the world’s second-largest saffron producer, is expected to harvest nearly fifty tons of saffron this year. Sadr Azam Osmani, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock, said: “Afghan products have their own standards in the world, …

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NATO urges arming up for strong defence

09-06-2024 BRUSSELS: As the Russia-Ukraine war has been raging since February 2022, creating a security threat to Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)’s top general Christopher Cavoli called to ramp up the military production and armament to defend against aggression Thursday. While speaking in an interview with media, Cavoli said …

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Weight-loss drugs become big business in China

09-06-2024 TAIPEI/ BEIJING: Ozempic is big business in China. Last year, the Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk doubled its sales of the diabetes drug in the country to almost $700m, 5 percent of Ozempic’s global sales. Ozempic was approved in China to treat diabetes in 2021, but it has been …

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UN confirms 11 staff detained by Houthis in Yemen

09-06-2024 UNITED NATIONS: Yemen’s Houthi group is detaining at least 11 United Nations personnel, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric has said, calling for the staff’s unconditional release. Dujarric said on Friday the UN was seeking clarification from the Houthis about why the Yemeni employees were detained. The two women and nine …

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09-06-2024 WASHINGTON: The board of Howard University, a historically-black university in Washington DC, has moved to strip Sean “Diddy” Combs of his honorary degree The announcement comes after CNN published a CCTV video of the hip-hop producer hitting an ex-girlfriend in a hotel hallway. In a statement on Friday, the …

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