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Under American pressure, Israel has committed to providing humanitarian aid to Gaza, but tax-deductible donations to far-right groups have hindered these efforts. Totaling over $200,000 from U.S. and Israeli donors, three groups have impeded aid delivery despite sanctions. This raises concerns about Israel’s aid policy and commitment to letting unlimited aid reach Gaza. The far-right groups block aid trucks at the Kerem Shalom crossing, slowing deliveries. Israeli leaders like Itamar Ben-Gvir have supported these actions, arguing against aid due to Hamas hostage-taking. Mother’s March, in collaboration with Torat Lechima, raised funds to continue blocking aid. Despite U.N. claims of obstacles…

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King Charles III is set to embark on a significant journey to Australia and Samoa in October, spanning 12 time zones and showcasing the monarch’s determination and recovery from cancer treatment. At 75 years old, this visit will be a pivotal moment for King Charles, demonstrating his commitment to resuming public duties despite his health challenges. During his time in Australia, King Charles will aim to strengthen support for the monarchy while acknowledging the country’s historical ties to the British crown. Despite facing opposition from groups advocating for an Australian republic, the monarch remains steadfast in his mission to connect…

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A man connected to the tragic death of Dennis Day, a former Mickey Mouse Club member, has been sentenced to over four years in prison after a modified guilty plea. Daniel Burda, 41, admitted to charges related to Day’s demise, implicating himself in the crime. Burda was living with Day at the time of his disappearance in 2018, as Day was attempting to evict him. The delayed discovery of Day’s decomposed body led to further distress for his family. Dennis Day as a Mickey Mouse Club ‘Mouseketeer’ in 1956. Alamy Stock Photo The legal proceedings revealed that Burda not only…

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An Iraqi court has sentenced one of the wives of late Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death for her role in crimes against Yazidi women captured by the militant group. The ruling coincides with the upcoming 10-year anniversary of IS attacks on the Yazidi community, which the United Nations deemed genocide. The convicted woman, identified as Asma Mohammed, was found guilty of detaining Yazidi women and assisting in their kidnapping by IS militants in Sinjar. Another wife of al-Baghdadi and his daughter have been sentenced to life in prison after extradition from Turkey. However, concerns over due process…

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Support trulyindependent journalism Find out more Close Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth. Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts. Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda. Tragedies in India: A History of Stampedes More than 100 people were killed in a stampede in northern India, adding to a series of deadly incidents over the years. From collapses at temples to overcrowded bridges, these tragic events highlight the importance of crowd control and safety measures. Explore some of the major stampedes that have occurred in India in recent…

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Israel Releases 55 Palestinian Detainees Recently, Israel freed 55 Palestinians, including the director of Gaza’s main hospital, Mohammed Abu Selmia. The release came after allegations of mistreatment and raiding hospitals by Israeli forces. The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine has resulted in casualties and damage, with no immediate resolution in sight. Israel-Gaza Conflict Update Amidst the conflict, Israel reported 20 projectiles fired from Gaza with no casualties. The situation remains volatile as both sides continue their military activities. International bodies are concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the risk of wider conflict. Latest Developments From ultra-Orthodox protests…

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In a tragic incident that has shocked the community of Utica, an upstate New York police officer fatally shot a 13-year-old boy after the boy pointed a replica handgun at the pursuing officers while running from them. The video footage released by the police shows the chaotic events that unfolded on the night of the shooting, leading to the young boy’s untimely death. The boy, identified as Nyah Mway, was a refugee from Myanmar and a member of the Karen ethnic minority. The incident has triggered outrage and demands for justice from the community and beyond. The officers involved in…

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Orlando Cepeda, the legendary first baseman known as the “Baby Bull” and one of the early Puerto Rican stars in Major League Baseball, has passed away at the age of 86. The San Francisco Giants and his family confirmed his death, and a moment of silence was observed in his honor at Oracle Park. Cepeda, a Hall of Famer who enjoyed a decorated 17-year career, was known for his power at the plate and dedication to the game. Despite battling knee issues, he became the first designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, a role that ultimately led to his…

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2024 General Election Debate Highlights President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump faced off in the first general election debate of 2024 in Atlanta. Biden, at 81, aimed to reassure voters of his capability, while Trump, at 78, sought to move past legal issues and showcase his temperament. This historic debate featured the oldest White House contenders ever and was hosted by CNN. Both candidates made factual missteps, with Biden underestimating job creation and Trump making unsubstantiated claims about immigration. The debate covered a range of topics, including the economy, abortion access, and immigration. Biden emphasized a 40% drop…

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In a historic turn of events, Patrick Braxton, the first Black mayor-elect of the small town of Newbern, Alabama, will return to his role after a long legal battle with white officials who locked him out of town hall. The proposed settlement agreement, if approved by U.S. District Judge Kristi K. DuBose, will pave the way for Braxton to officially take over as mayor, ending a dispute that has gripped the town for months. Newbern, with a population of 133 people, has not held elections for six decades, resulting in a predominantly white government. Braxton’s appointment as mayor-elect in 2020…

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