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Israel launches deadliest attacks so far in Gaza ahead of UN meeting

Israeli air strikes killed at least 42 people on Sunday in the worst daily toll since the start of clashes, Gaza officials said, as UN Security Council members held talks on the escalating conflict amid mounting international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire.

Fighting resumes in Afghanistan as Eid ceasefire ends amid calls for fresh peace talks

Fighting between the Taliban and Afghan government forces resumed Sunday in the restive southern province of Helmand, officials said, ending a three-day ceasefire agreed by the warring sides to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

IMF chief: 'We ought to support Africa in this genuinely historic moment'

Leaders from more than a dozen African countries will attend a summit in Paris from Monday to discuss their financial needs after the Covid-19 pandemic. Ahead of the gathering, the head of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, has told FRANCE 24 the international community must step up efforts to ensure a "dangerous divergence" of fortunes between advanced and developing economies is avoided. "This divergence would mean more insecurity, more instability and lost opportunities for the world economy to grow," she warned.

Itamar Ben Gvir, the ultra-nationalist accused of stirring up violence in Jerusalem

Israel's police chief has accused MP Itamar Ben Gvir of adding fuel to the fire in Jerusalem and of being partly responsible for the violent demonstrations that have reignited the fuse of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. FRANCE 24 takes a look at the rise of this ultranationalist whose election to the Knesset in March seems to have boosted the confidence of the Israeli far right.

Anti-coup rebels retreat from Myanmar town after junta launches deadly attack

At least five opposition rebels have been killed after days of clashes in Myanmar, an anti-junta militia said Sunday, as Britain and the United States condemned the military's violence against civilians.

Brazil struggles with Covid-19 vaccine rollout as death toll spirals

Four months into a Covid-19 vaccination campaign marred by shortages and delays, hard-hit Brazil is still struggling to find enough doses, as political and diplomatic blunders prolong its pandemic nightmare.

Paris police clash with pro-Palestinian protesters at banned rally

Police in Paris on Saturday fired tear gas and aimed water cannons at protesters defying a ban on marching against Israeli attacks on Gaza. Paris police said they made 44 arrests and that one officer was injured breaking up a gathering of protesters.

UN Secretary General 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli strike on Gaza media building

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was "dismayed" by civilian casualties in Gaza and "deeply disturbed" by Israel's strike on a building containing international media outlets, a spokesman said Saturday in response to reporters' questions.

Chile votes for body to rewrite dictatorship-era constitution

Chileans head to the polls Sunday in a second day of voting to elect 155 people who will rewrite the country's dictatorship-era constitution in a bid to address deep-seated social inequality that gave rise to deadly protests in 2019.

Sudan's army releases results of investigation into killing of two protesters

Sudan's army said Saturday it had handed prosecutors the results of a probe into the recent killing of two demonstrators who were calling for justice for violence during protests in 2019.

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