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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

Manchester City ready for United to try to ‘close gap’ in Premier League

Who: Manchester City vs Manchester UnitedWhat: Premier League footballWhen: Sunday, March 3, 2024, 15:30 GMTWhere: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says the Premier League champions are ready for rivals Manchester United to try to “close the gap” ahead of Sunday’s derby match at the Etihad Stadium. City are just one point Read More

What is Super Tuesday and why is it important? All you need to know

One of the busiest days in the United States election calendar is nearly here. Super Tuesday takes place on March 5, with millions of voters expected to cast their ballots in presidential primaries and caucuses across more than a dozen states. Also on the ballot will be races for both chambers of the US Congress Read More

Money, power and the peril of courting Chinese nationalism

In January, a Chinese ultranationalist vlogger – video blogger – came across red circular stickers on the glass doors of a shopping mall in Nanjing featuring the words: “Happy 2024.” The vlogger claimed that what appeared to be innocent New Year decorations were, in fact, nationalistic Japanese motifs since the red circles resembled the rising Read More

UN official warns of possible war crimes, rape as a weapon in Sudan

The United Nations human rights chief has said that the apparent deliberate denial of safe access for humanitarian agencies within war-torn Sudan could amount to a war crime. “Sudan has become a living nightmare. Almost half of the population – 25 million people – are in urgent need of food and medical aid. Some 80 Read More