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Tragic Accident in Bolivian Andes Leaves 16 Dead A devastating head-on collision between a truck and a passenger bus on a highway in the Bolivian Andes has resulted in 16 fatalities and 14 injuries, according to local police reports. The accident occurred on a busy route between the Bolivian town of Patacamaya and Tambo Quemado in northern Chile. The bus, en route to Chile, was struck by the truck when it crossed into the opposite lane while attempting to overtake another vehicle. Images captured from the scene show the bus and truck severely damaged, with several bodies lying on the…

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Israeli forces launched a deadly offensive in the Gaza Strip, resulting in the deaths of at least 39 Palestinians, including a local journalist and his family. The total number of Palestinian media personnel killed by Israeli fire since 7 October now stands at 161, according to Gaza’s Hamas-run government media office. Amidst the airstrikes, Israeli troops advanced into northern and western Rafah, engaging in fierce gun battles with Hamas fighters. The army claimed to have eliminated many militants in various areas, accusing Gaza militants of using civilian structures for military purposes. Efforts for a ceasefire led by Qatar and Egypt,…

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The United States has raised its travel advisory for Bangladesh to level four due to ongoing civil unrest stemming from protests over government job quotas. The State Department is urging people to avoid traveling to the Asian country and has authorized the voluntary departure of non-essential US government personnel and their families. Protests have erupted in Bangladesh over quotas that reserve 30% of government jobs for the families of independence fighters, leading to clashes with police and dozens of deaths. The government has imposed a curfew, banned public gatherings, and deployed the army in response to the unrest. The quotas…

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Israel launched airstrikes on the Houthi-controlled port of Hodeida in Yemen after a drone attack by the rebels in Tel Aviv. Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warned of more operations if the attacks continued, sending a message to Iran-backed groups. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to defend Israel by all means necessary. The Israeli military claimed the strikes were in response to previous attacks on Israel by the Houthis. Houthi official Mohammed Abdulsalam condemned the “brutal aggression,” claiming it targeted fuel storage and power plants. The health ministry reported casualties, including serious burns. The attacks on the vital port raised…

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Amidst growing civil unrest sparked by student demonstrations, the Bangladeshi government has enforced a curfew and deployed soldiers in an attempt to maintain order. The violence has resulted in at least 115 deaths, posing a significant challenge to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government. Streets in Dhaka were largely empty as troops patrolled the city, with clashes between protesters and police reported in various areas. The protesters are calling for an end to a quota system that favors specific groups in civil service positions, alleging government favoritism. The situation escalated after the arrest of protest leaders and opposition party members, prompting…

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Recently, security experts revealed that CrowdStrike’s routine update of its popular cybersecurity software led to a global system crash for its clients. The latest version of Falcon Sensor software was designed to enhance security against cyber threats, but a flaw in the update files caused widespread tech outages, affecting global banks, airlines, hospitals, and government offices. The faulty code triggered blue screens of death on computers, prompting users to share error messages on social media. Despite efforts to provide a fix, the manual process of removing the flawed code was time-consuming. Experts expressed concerns over the lack of proper quality…

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Taoiseach Simon Harris envisions a streamlined approach to managing major infrastructure projects in Ireland by proposing the creation of a new Government Department dedicated to overseeing such projects. During a speech at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal, Mr Harris emphasized the need for better management of infrastructure projects of all scales. He highlighted the importance of timely and cost-effective project delivery, suggesting that a new Department of Infrastructure could be the solution. Mr Harris believes that centralizing all capital spending within a single department could lead to more efficient and successful project completion. He envisions this department…

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Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike quickly addressed a major tech outage affecting industries worldwide, including airlines, banking, and healthcare. CEO George Kurtz confirmed the issue was not a security breach but a technical glitch that has been resolved. Microsoft also identified and fixed the underlying cause for the outage affecting its 365 apps and services like Teams and OneDrive, with some residual impact remaining. The problem originated from a defect in a content update for Microsoft Windows hosts, impacting various sectors but not Mac and Linux hosts. Despite the disruption, companies are rebooting systems to restore operations gradually. CrowdStrike’s “Falcon Sensor” software…

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An early morning drone attack hit central Tel Aviv, killing one and injuring four, claimed by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia. Hours earlier, Israel confirmed the killing of a Hezbollah commander in Lebanon. The Houthi movement started as a religious revival for the Zaydi sect of Shi’ite Islam, escalating into guerrilla wars with the Yemeni army and conflicts with Saudi Arabia. Led by Abdul Malik al-Houthi, they control much of Yemen, receiving support from Iran. The Houthi attacks on shipping routes show solidarity with Gaza, causing disruptions in global trade. The US and UK have retaliated with air strikes to restore…

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Russia’s army continues to push forward in eastern Ukraine, recently capturing the village of Yurivka in Donetsk. The Defence Ministry reported the liberation of this tiny settlement, located just north of the regional capital. In southern Ukraine, Russian attacks in the Kherson region resulted in casualties, with two fatalities in Bilozerka. Despite Ukrainian efforts to establish a buffer zone on the left bank of the Dnipro river, significant destruction was acknowledged in the village of Krynky. Emergency services respond to a fire caused by Russian airstrike in Donetsk In the Kharkiv region, an Iskander missile attack injured several people, including…

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