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Who will shine a light on the atrocities in Gaza if...

Israel’s onslaught against Gaza is a Russian doll of horror, with many atrocities tucked within. Described by the United Nations as a “graveyard for thousands of children”, where more than half of northern Gaza’s buildings are destroyed or damaged and 70% of a traumatized population have lost access to clean water, Gaza is not wanting for horror – but is desperately lacking the essentials of life.



US life expectancy rose last year, but it remains below its...

U.S. life expectancy rose last year — by more than a year — but still isn’t close to what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 rise was mainly due to the waning pandemic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers said Wednesday. But even with the large increase, U.S. life expectancy is only back to 77 years, 6 months — about what it was two decades ago.
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Sport Weekly: Emma Hayes to set new landmark in women’s football...

The United States women’s national team (USWNT) went into this year’s World Cup looking like almost unstoppable favorites to do an unprecedented “three-peat” and claim their third consecutive title.


The Government Spends Billions on Food. Who Benefits?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has an array of programs aimed at farmers growing food that supports rural communities and the environment, but its own purchasing has long revolved around sourcing the cheapest foods available.

Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum Meets with Chamber of Commerce...

Sheikh Shahabuddin Delawar, the Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum, met with Sherbaz Kaminzada, the head of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries, and Mines, and Mansoor Ahmadzai, the head of the National Mining Committee.


Heavy gunfire heard overnight in Guinea-Bissau capital

Gunshots were fired overnight in Guinea-Bissau’s capital Bissau and continued into Friday morning, according to Reuters and AFP news agencies. The circumstances of the shooting remain unclear.

Leader terms Navy progress since Islamic Rev. as unbelievable

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, who also serves as Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian armed forces, has met with a group of commanders and officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy.


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