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    Rockets fired from northern Iraq target US-led coalition base in Syria

    Rockets were fired late Sunday from northern Iraq at a military base in Syria housing a US-led coalition, according to Iraqi security forces. In response, the Iraqi forces launched a major search operation in northern Nineveh province and found the vehicle used in the attack, they said in a statement.It is the first major attack against the coalition forces in several weeks.It comes days after Israel reportedly responded to an Iranian attack with a drone strike on the Islamic republic, amid tens

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    Papua New Guinea leader responds to Biden comment, saying nation undeserving of cannibalism label

    Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape says his nation does not deserve to be labelled cannibals, and urged the U.S. to clear up the remnants of World War Two littered across the Pacific, after comments by President Joe Biden about his missing serviceman uncle. Biden had "appeared to imply his uncle was eaten by cannibals after his plane was shot down over PNG during WWII", Marape's office said in a statement late on Sunday. "President Biden's remarks may have been a slip of the tongue;

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  • NewsAFP

    Conflicts push military spending to 'all-time high': report

    Global military expenditure saw its steepest increase in over a decade in 2023, reaching an all-time high of $2.4 trillion as wars and rising tensions fuelled spending across the world, researchers said Monday."Total military spending is at an all time high ... and for the first time since 2009, we saw spending increase across all five geographical regions," Nan Tian, a senior researcher at SIPRI, told AFP. Military spending rose by 6.8 percent in 2023, the "steepest year-on-year increase since

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  • NewsAFP

    Earth Day art urges UK to think green ahead of election

    From the air over the rolling hills of Hebden Bridge in northern England, a gigantic painting interrupts the placid green pasture with a call to action.Wardley, who used football pitch paint and sprayers to create the painting, said the election was an opportunity for voters to prioritise the environment, which was why the work was hopeful in tone.

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  • NewsThe Independent

    US expected to sanction IDF unit over alleged human rights abuses

    Benjamin Netanyahu reacted with fury to reports that the Netzah Yehuda unit would be subject to US sanctions

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  • NewsThe Telegraph

    Supreme Court to rule on whether homeless people can be fined

    The US Supreme Court will rule on Monday on whether cities can fine people who set up homeless camps in public spaces.

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  • NewsAFP

    Hundreds of thousands turn out in Colombia to protest Petro

    Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Colombia's main cities on Sunday to protest against the left-wing government of Gustavo Petro, whose popularity is at an all-time low."The main goal of the marches is to shout 'Petro Out' and to topple the government," Petro said, calling the protests a "soft coup" to thwart reforms.

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