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Huge cruise ships are a symptom of economic and cultural decline

It looks like the monstrous love child of Le Corbusier and H.G. Wells.

Rafah airstrike kills nine, including six children, after 12 killed in West Bank

Israel has insisted for months that it plans a ground offensive into Rafah, where it says many remaining Hamas militants are holed up, despite international calls for restraint.

Bombshell claims Chinese swimmers tested positive to banned substance

There are bombshell claims a number of Chinese swim team members tested positive to a banned substance ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Long-awaited Ukraine aid bill passes US House after Speaker puts job on the line

The House swiftly approved $150 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other US allies after months of hard-right resistance to helping Ukraine.

World of photos, April 21, 2024

The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture editors

Man sets himself on fire outside of Trump trial

A man is in a critical condition after setting himself on fire outside of a New York courthouse, where Donald Trump’s alleged hush-money trial is taking place.

Australian activists poised to board aid flotilla bound for Gaza

Three Australians are poised to board a convoy of three ships in an attempt to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Man sets himself ablaze near courthouse where Trump trial under way

The incident took place on the fourth day of Trump’s historic trial, in which the former president faces 34 counts of falsifying business records.

It’s official, Prince Harry now a US resident

Although he and Meghan have put down roots in Montecito, Harry was facing scrutiny about his US visa because of an admission of drug use made in his book, Spare.

Shrinkflation at your supermarket? France has an answer for that

The practice of downsizing products without downsizing their prices has enraged shoppers in Australia, Britain, the US and elsewhere. France says it’s a scam.

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