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Austrian man discovers mammoth bones in wine cellar

24-05-2024 VIENNA: A man who was renovating his wine cellar in Austria has made an extraordinary discovery. It wasn’t a vintage red or white but the remains of prehistoric mammoths. The find has been called an “archaeological sensation” by researchers from the Austrian Archaeological Institute of the Austrian Academy of …

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UN says Haiti health system on verge of collapse

24-05-2024 UNITED NATIONS/ PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haiti’s health system is “on the verge of collapse”, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, has warned, saying six out of 10 hospitals in the country are barely operational. “The combination of violence, mass displacement, dangerous epidemics, and increasing malnutrition has bent Haiti’s health system,” said Bruno …

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Thousands protest against Taiwan parliament reforms

23-05-2024 TAIPEI: Thousands of people thronged the streets around Taiwan’s parliament on Tuesday, protesting against measures to give lawmakers more oversight over the government, pushed by opposition parties over the ruling party’s objections. The protests outside parliament, and a raucous session inside, demonstrated the febrile political atmosphere facing new president …

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Netanyahu denounces bid to arrest him over Gaza war

23-05-2024 JERUSALEM/ THE HAGUE: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has angrily condemned the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor for seeking arrest warrants for him alongside Hamas’s leaders over alleged war crimes in the Gaza conflict. Netanyahu said he rejected with disgust that “democratic Israel” had been compared with what he called …

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Israel reverses shut down of Associated Press live feed

23-05-2024 JERUSALEM/ GAZA: Israel has returned broadcasting equipment belonging to the Associated Press (AP), hours after seizing it in southern Israel and shutting down the US news agency’s live feed in Gaza. Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi reversed the decision, which has led to mounting international pressure. The White House expressed …

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US signals support to sanction ICC for arrest warrants

23-05-2024 WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has suggested he will work with lawmakers on potential sanctions against the International Criminal Court as its prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for senior Israeli officials. Blinken told a congressional hearing he was “committed” to taking action against the “profoundly wrong-headed decision”. His …

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