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Israel rescues 4 hostages taken in Hamas' Oct. 7 attack, and 210 Palestinians are reported killed Israel on Saturday carried out its largest hostage rescue operation since the latest war with Hamas began, taking four to safety out of central Gaza in a heavy air and ground assault. At least 210 Palestinians were killed, a Gaza health official said. Israelis were jubilant as the army said it freed Noa Argamani, 26; Almog Meir Jan, 22; Andrey Kozlov, 27; and Shlomi Ziv, 41, in a daytime operation in the heart of Nuseirat, raiding two locations at once while under fire. All…
RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE Russian forces destroy Ukrainian US-supplied armor Russian forces have destroyed another Ukrainian US-made M1 Abrams tank and an M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle in Donbass, the Defense Ministry has said, as quoted by TASS. In a statement to the agency on Saturday, the ministry said that both vehicles had been taken out in the Avdeevka sector of the front. The strategic city was liberated by Russia in February. Officials told TASS that the Abrams was hit by a high-precision guided Krasnopol artillery shell fired by troops from the ‘Center’ group of forces, adding that the Bradley was destroyed…
Israeli forces batter central, south Gaza as tanks advance in Rafah With a renewed ceasefire push in the eight-month-old Gaza war stalled, Israel bombarded central and southern areas again on Friday, killing at least 28 Palestinians, and tank forces advanced to the western edges of Rafah. U.S.-backed Qatari and Egyptian mediators have tried again this week to reconcile clashing demands preventing a halt to the hostilities, a release of Israeli hostages and Palestinians jailed in Israel, and an unrestricted flow of aid into Gaza to alleviate a humanitarian disaster. But sources close to the talks said there were still no…
RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE Russia will win – Putin Peace talks are based on either victory or defeat, and Russia intends to win, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, when asked about the Ukraine conflict. Putin’s comments came during a question-and-answer panel at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Stating that the leadership in Kiev is illegitimate and that the West cannot be trusted, the Russian leader said this will not get in Moscow’s way. “All negotiations are based on either military defeat, or military victory. Of course, we will win,” Putin said. Moscow is open to negotiations, Putin repeated, but…
Diminished Hamas switches to full insurgent mode in Gaza Hamas has seen about half its forces wiped out in eight months of war and is relying on hit-and-run insurgent tactics to frustrate Israel's attempts to take control of Gaza, U.S. and Israeli officials told Reuters. The enclave's ruling group has been reduced to between 9,000 and 12,000 fighters, according to three senior U.S. officials familiar with battlefield developments, down from American estimates of 20,000-25,000 before the conflict. By contrast, Israel says it has lost almost 300 troops in the Gaza campaign. Hamas fighters are now largely avoiding sustained skirmishes with…
WESTERN PERSPECTIVE Kremlin warns West over providing long-range weapons to Ukraine The Kremlin said on Thursday that Western nations supplying Ukraine with weapons to strike Russian territory will have to reckon with Russia, after President Vladimir Putin said he was considering arming the West's enemies in retaliation. Speaking with senior editors of international news agencies in St Petersburg on Wednesday, the Russian leader said Moscow was thinking about providing advanced long-range weapons - of a similar nature to those the West is giving Ukraine - to the West's adversaries around the world. Putin in his comments mentioned long-range missiles being…
Israel says jets strike school containing Hamas compound, Gaza media says 27 killed Israel targeted a Gaza school on Thursday that it said contained an Hamas compound, killing fighters involved in the Oct. 7 attack that sparked the eight-month war, but Gaza media said the strike killed at least 27 people seeking shelter. Ismail Al-Thawabta, the director of the Hamas-run government media office, rejected Israel's claims that the U.N. school in Nuseirat, in central Gaza, had hidden a Hamas command post. "The occupation uses lying to the public opinion through fabricated stories to justify the brutal crime it conducted against…
RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE Putin outlines Russian response to long-range strikes Russia is considering “asymmetric” measures against Kiev’s sponsors due to Ukraine’s use of Western-supplied weapons against its territory, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. The Russian leader’s remarks came at a meeting with heads of international news agencies on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). “We have no illusions in this regard,” Putin added, repeating his prior comments that Ukrainian troops might be pulling the trigger but the US and its allies are providing the intelligence and targeting information. Russia will respond by boosting air…
US says response from Hamas on ceasefire proposal still awaited A response from Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Israel's ceasefire proposal that U.S. President Joe Biden revealed on Friday is still being awaited, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters on Tuesday. "We are waiting for a response from Hamas" through the Qatari mediators, Sullivan said. CIA Director Bill Burns will be in Doha to consult with Qatari mediators on the Gaza ceasefire proposal, Sullivan added. Qatar has been mediating on Gaza between Israel and Hamas. Qatar said on Tuesday it had delivered the Israeli ceasefire proposal to…
WESTERN PERSPECTIVE Russia's two largest banks to open in annexed regions of Ukraine by July Russia's two largest banks expect to open branches and offices in July in the regions of Ukraine that Moscow claimed to have annexed in 2022, the heads of Sberbank and VTB said on Tuesday. Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to annex Ukraine's Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions in September 2022, following what Ukraine said were sham referendums. The move was condemned by many countries as illegal. Russian forces only partly control the four regions. State-owned Promsvyazbank, which has focused on state employees and the…
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Seplat pledges swift conclusion of $1.3bn acquisition deal with Exxon after NNPC withdrew suit

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Fish the size of a human fingernail is as loud as a jet engine

Danionella cerebrum, a translucent fish only 12mm in size can produce sounds exceeding 140 dB,…
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Gunmen abduct three people on Lagos waterway

Three people travelling on boat have been abducted by gunmen in Lagos. The trio were…
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Here’s the latest as Israel-Hamas war enters Day 254

Eight Israeli soldiers killed as fighting continues in Rafah Eight Israeli soldiers were killed in…
June 10, 2024

Three reasons why it’s good news that robots are getting smarter - The Economist

The robots are coming! In science fiction that is usually an ominous warning. In the…
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Finidi ‘throws in the towel’ as Super Eagles head coach

Finidi George has stepped down from his role as the head coach of the Super…

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