Deaths mount as violence escalates in Gaza
May 12, 2021 · 10:45 AM EDT
People inspect the rubble of a damaged building which was hit by an Israeli airstrike, in Gaza City, May 12, 2021.
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Israel conducted hundreds of airstrikes in Gaza, leveling apartment towers and other targets, with the death toll increasing to more than 45 Palestinians, including 14 children. Hamas continued to fire rockets into Israeli cities in an escalation of violence
the region has not seen since the 2014 Gaza War. More than 300 people have been wounded, as the United Nations calls for an immediate cease-fire
With a surge in COVID-19 cases overwhelming the health system in India, officials reported a new record number of daily deaths
at 4,205 people. As the grim statistics mount in India, investigators have found dozens of bodies
of suspected coronavirus victims washed up on the banks of the Ganges river in the northern Uttar Pradesh state of India that borders Nepal.
WHOAn independent panel reviewing the World Health Organization’s response to the coronavirus outbreak said on Wednesday that the pandemic was preventable. The report added that in order to halt a future deadly outbreak, the UN health agency should be given more authority and “guaranteed rights of access” to countries in order to investigate emerging outbreaks.
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Serbia now has a surplus of vaccines and plenty of options, too. In response, last week, President Aleksandar Vučić made a bold offer: cash for shots. As in, get vaccinated this month, and receive about $30.
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Afghan Ambassador to the US Roya Rahmani speaks during an interview at the Afghanistan Embassy in Washington, April 21, 2021.
In Afghanistan's capital, rattled by relentless bombings, Saturday's attack on a a girls’ school
that killed 50 people was among the worst in recent history. Criticism has mounted over the lack of security and growing fears of even more violence as the US and NATO complete their final military withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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Insecurity in Afghanistan has been on the rise, and as the US pulls its troops out, things could get worse. Over the weekend, Afghanistan witnessed a horrific attack, in which dozens of schoolgirls were killed. In Nepal, the number of recorded coronavirus infections is doubling every three days. The country shares a long border with India, where a devastating outbreak has been raging. Also, at least 25 Palestinians were killed by Israeli airstrikes launched after Palestinian militant groups fired hundreds of rockets at Israel. And, Milan's famed opera house, La Scala, was silent for six months. Last night, 500 music lovers were able to hear a full orchestra.
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