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May 24, 2024 10:31 PM

World Court orders Israel to halt assault on Gaza’s Rafah

Judges at the top United Nations court ordered Israel on Friday to immediately halt its military assault on the southern Gaza city of Rafah, in a landmark emergency ruling in South Africa's case accusing Israel of genocide. While the International C...

May 24, 2024 5:21 PM

UN warns of upsurge in violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine

The United Nations human rights office on Friday (May 24) warned there was a risk of a serious rise in violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, where it received "frightening and disturbing reports" of the killing of Rohingya people and burning of their ...

May 24, 2024 4:02 PM

Hundreds of foreign students flee Kyrgyzstan after mob attack

Students from Pakistan and other Asian countries are leaving Kyrgyzstan by the hundreds after an angry mob attacked their living quarters this month, although some hope to return when the situation calms down. Hundreds of Kyrgyz young men stormed a ...

May 24, 2024 2:59 PM

OPEC+ to hold June 2 output policy meeting online

The OPEC+ group of oil producers, comprising the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies led by Russia, has pushed back its output policy meeting by a day to June 2 and will convene online. The meeting was to have been in...

May 24, 2024 10:52 AM

England’s soccer fortunes add sporting drama to UK election

Does British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak risk scoring an own goal by calling an election during the 2024 European Championship soccer tournament in July? Sunak, himself a soccer fan, might be hoping for a boost to his struggling campaign if England do...

May 24, 2024 10:06 AM

Tens of thousands flock to Sri Lankan capital to celebrate the start of week-long Vesak celebrations

The rain did not dampen the mood for celebrating Sri Lanka's most important religious festival, Vesak Day, on Thursday (May 23) night. The week-long festival of lights to celebrate Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death is centered in and around th...

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