International

South Africa says Israel’s campaign in Gaza amounts to genocide. What can the UN do

By Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Israel is defending itself in the United Nations’ highest court Thursday against allegations
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Planes collide and catch fire at busy Japan airport, killing 5; Hundreds evacuated safely

By Associated Press TOKYO: A large passenger plane and a Japanese coast guard aircraft collided on the runway at Tokyo’s
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The UK says it has paid Rwanda $300 million for blocked asylum deal; no flights

By Associated Press LONDON: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was under pressure Friday to explain why Britain has paid Rwanda 240
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Ailing Pope Francis says he’s doing better but again skips his window appearance facing St.

By Associated Press VATICAN CITY: For a second Sunday, an ailing Pope Francis skipped his popular window appearance to the public
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Pope Francis getting antibiotics intravenously for lung problem, limiting appointments, Vatican says

By Associated Press ROME: Pope Francis is receiving antibiotics intravenously to treat a lung inflammation and will scale back some
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DRC’s Nobel laureate kicks off presidential campaign with a promise to end violence, corruption

By Associated Press GOMA: Congolese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege kicked off his campaign for president in next
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Hamas frees 24 hostages in exchange for 39 Palestinian prisoners as part of cease-fire swap

By Associated Press RAFAH: Hamas on Friday released 24 hostages it held captive in Gaza for weeks, and Israel freed
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South African lawmakers vote in favour of closing Israel’s embassy and cutting diplomatic ties

By Associated Press JOHANNESBURG: A majority of South African lawmakers on Tuesday voted in favour of a motion calling for
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As 2023 draws to close, Biden’s promised visit to Africa shows no signs of happening

By Associated Press WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden promised to visit Africa this year, but 2023 is drawing to a close with
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South African leader accuses Israel of war crimes; Putin and Xi strike more cautious note

outh African President Cyril Ramaphosa accused Israel of war crimes and acts “tantamount to genocide” in Gaza during a virtual
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