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Israel’s war on Gaza: List of key events, day 148

At least 17 people are killed in Israeli attacks on Deir el-Balah and the Jabalia refugee camp as the humanitarian crisis worsens. Here’s how things stand on Saturday, March 2, 2024: At least 17 people were killed on Friday night after Israeli fighter jets attacked three residential buildings in the Gaza Strip’s Deir el-Balah area Read More

Iranian singer ‘sentenced to jail’ over Mahsa Amini protest anthem

Shervin Hajipour says he was sentenced to more than three years in prison for ‘inciting people to riot’. An Iranian singer whose song became an anthem during the 2022 mass protests has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for “inciting and provoking people to riot to disturb national security”, the 26-year-old artist Read More

Argentina’s Milei vows to push economic reforms with or without parliament

Argentina’s libertarian leader says he will ‘keep pushing forward’ with radical economic agenda. Argentina’s libertarian President Javier Milei has promised to keep pushing his agenda of radical economic liberalisation with or without the support of parliament. In a state-of-the-union-style address to lawmakers on Friday, Milei said he would “keep pushing forward” with a package of Read More

Are snakebites rising in South Asia — and what’s responsible?

In 1950, Roald Dahl wrote a short story titled Poison. The tale, set in colonial India and often found in deckle-edged children’s anthologies, tells a riveting story about racism. In the story, a striped snake called a common krait slithers on the stomach of one of the main characters. The journey to save the character Read More