Day: May 15, 2022


Israel: Initial probe into reporter’s death is inconclusive

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In a statement Friday, issued as Shireen Abu Akleh was to be laid to rest in Jerusalem, the military said it was unable to determine who fired the fatal shot during a military raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin two days earlier. It said Palestinian gunmen were active in the area and fired repeatedly towards an Israeli military vehicle about 200 meters (yards) from where she was hit.

Several hurt after shots fired outside Arkansas graduation

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The fight and subsequent shooting happened in a parking lot adjacent to the convention center, said Hot Springs Police Officer First Class Omar Cervantes. He said “multiple people” were injured but did not have an exact number or the nature of their injuries.

Taliban enforce gender segregation for restaurants

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Men are not permitted to dine with their family members in family restaurants, according to sources, Khaama Press. Owners have been verbally reminded that the rule applies “even if they are husband and wife”, according to Riazullah Seerat, a Taliban official at the Ministry for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the report said.

UK adds Putin’s ex-wife, alleged girlfriend to sanctions list

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UK foreign secretary Liz Truss said the latest tranche of sanctions are intended to strike at Putin’s “wallet” of family and friends, whom he rewards with state positions and wealth in return for their undying loyalty. “We will keep going with sanctions on all those aiding and abetting Putin’s aggression until Ukraine prevails,” said Truss.

New Sri Lanka PM struggles to form unity government

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Sri Lanka’s new PM struggled on Friday to forge a unity government and forestall an imminent economic collapse as opposition lawmakers refused to join his cabinet and demanded fresh elections. Senior opposition lawmaker Harsha de Silva publicly rejected an offer to take over the finance ministry and said he would instead push for the government’s resignation.

Israeli police beat mourners at funeral of slain Palestinian journalist

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Israeli police officers charged at Palestinian mourners carrying the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday, before thousands led her casket through Jerusalem’s Old City in an outpouring of grief and anger over her killing. Israeli police, in an apparent bid to stop them proceeding by foot rather than taking the coffin by car, burst through the courtyard gates and charged at the crowd, some beating pallbearers with batons and kicking them.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid

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Ukraine thwarts Russian forces at river, sees long fight ahead

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SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from California

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Shanghai hunkers down for final Covid battle, Beijing outbreak stubborn

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