Tuesday evening news briefing: Prince William intervenes in Gaza crisis

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Good evening. The Prince of Wales has called for an end to the fighting in Gaza and the release of Israeli hostages.

Elsewhere, Twitter has been forced to react after Alexi Navalny’s widow had her account suspended.

Prince William calling for end to fighting in Gaza

The Prince of Wales warned that “too many have been killed” in the conflict.

The Prince, 41, who will meet aid workers involved in the humanitarian effort, attracted criticism for his comments that will be considered a significant intervention in the conflict.

Nigel Farage claimed he should “stick to the Baftas” rather than intervene in the Middle East crisis.

Twitter restores Navalny’s widow’s account

Twitter has restored the account of Alexei Navalny’s widow following a torrent of criticism.

Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Alexei Navalny, had her account on X, formerly known as Twitter, reinstated after a brief suspension.

Responding to a wave of online criticism following her suspension, the social network owned by Elon Musk said its defence mechanism “mistakenly flagged” her account as “violating our rules”.

Sunak and Starmer approval gap widest ever after Tory by-election defeats

Rishi Sunak’s approval rating has plummeted in the wake of the Conservatives’ by-election defeats, with the gap between the Prime Minister and Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, now the widest it has ever been.

A survey conducted by Deltapoll gave Mr Sunak a net approval rating of minus 43, with 26 per cent of respondents saying he was doing well and 68 per cent saying he was doing badly.

Sir Keir recorded a net approval rating of minus two, with 43 per cent saying he was doing well and 45 per cent saying he was doing badly.

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