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As the conflict escalated on Israel’s border with Lebanon, Israeli authorities said they were expanding a state-funded evacuation plan to 14 more villages. Along with a rare airstrike in the West Bank, the fighting raised fears that the war could expand.

Israel’s military said attacks by Hezbollah, the Iran-backed militia that controls southern Lebanon, had caused civilian and military casualties. Amid concerns that the conflict could spread, the Pentagon said Saturday it would send an anti-missile battery and battalions of the Patriot ground-based air defense system to the Middle East.

Israeli forces massed along the Gaza border yesterday ahead of an expected ground invasion of the enclave. Israel’s military efforts to eradicate Hamas “may take a month, two or three, but in the end Hamas will no longer exist,” the country’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said yesterday.

Violence has also increased across the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where Israel carried out an airstrike against what it described as an underground “terrorist complex” beneath a mosque in the city of Jenin. The claims had not been independently verified. According to Palestinian health officials, two people died.

Help Gaza: Humanitarian groups and the UN continued to warn that the first shipment of aid that arrived in Gaza on Saturday – 20 trucks carrying food, water and medicine – was only a fraction of what was needed. Another 14 aid trucks entered Gaza last night.

The toll: Israel’s shelling continued “almost unabated” while Palestinian armed groups continued their “indiscriminate firing of rockets,” the UN said. The death toll in Gaza has reached at least 4,385 and more than 13,500 are injured, according to the Hamas-run Health Ministry. No new deaths were reported in Israel, but injuries rose to nearly 5,000, the UN said.

An advert: The Israeli military warned that northern Gaza residents who did not flee to the southern part of the enclave “could be considered associates of a terrorist organization.” But many people said leaving was not an option because of the cost and that it would not guarantee safety.

“We can’t even afford to eat,” said Amani Abu Odeh. “We don’t have money to leave.”


Anthony Pratt, one of Australia’s richest men, worked his way into Donald Trump’s inner circle with money and flattery. In undercover recordings, Pratt described Trump’s business practices as “mob-like.”

Their interactions eventually became embroiled in one of two federal criminal cases against Trump, in which the former US president is accused of taking classified documents from the White House when he left office. Pratt could testify against Trump at a trial next year.

In his interviews with prosecutors, Pratt recounted how Trump once revealed to him sensitive information about U.S. nuclear submarines, including the number of warheads they carry and their stealthy proximity to Russian waters, an episode Trump denies.


Australia’s rejection last week of Indigenous Voice in Parliament, a proposed advisory body, is likely to lead to an irreversible change in the nation’s relationship with its first peoples.

Many indigenous people perceived it as a denial of their past and their place in Australia, which is far behind other colonized nations in reconciling with its first inhabitants. Not only could Voice’s defeat derail any future reconciliation, it could also trigger a much more confrontational approach to Indigenous rights and race relations in Australia.

The Chinese video game Honkai: Star Rail combines the flavor of the Qing Dynasty with the digital age, such as holographic bonsai trees and starskiffs inspired by the 3rd century poet Zhang Hua.

The game borrows from the emerging literary subgenre of Silkpunk, created by Ken Liu, author of the “Dandelion Dynasty” series and translator of “The Three-Body Problem,” which Liu said imagined modern worlds founded on Eastern traditions and mythology. from Asia.

Nasreen Parveen was only 16 years old, but her family had already arranged an engagement for her. The bruises that covered her body, inflicted by her future in-laws while she worked for them, she said, were evidence that a future of violence and pain awaited her. She then stepped out onto a high window sill of her mother’s house in her village in West Bengal. Standing on the edge of it, she saw something that made her change her mind. Instead of jumping to her death, she decided to run to save her life.

This is the first part of the India’s Daughters series, about one of the deepest fault lines in Indian politics and society: the conflict over the future of young women as they seek the new opportunities offered by a rapidly changing country.

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