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Israeli Officials Believe I.C.C. Is Preparing Arrest Warrants Over Hamas War – Generic English
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Israeli Officials Believe I.C.C. Is Preparing Arrest Warrants Over Hamas War – Generic English

Associated media - Associated media The Hamas-led raid last October led to the killing of roughly 1,200 people in Israel and the abductions of some 250 others, according to Israeli officials. The subsequent war in Gaza, including heavy Israeli bombardment, has killed more than 34,000 people, according to Gazan officials, caused widespread damage to housing and infrastructure, and brought the territory to the brink of famine. The Israeli assault in Gaza has led the International Court of Justice, a separate court in The Hague, to hear accusations of genocide against the Israeli state and has spurred a wave of protests on college campuses in the United States. If the I.C.C. does issue arrest warrants, they would come with deep stigmatization, placing those named in them in the same cat...
Many Ukrainian Prisoners of War Show Signs of Trauma and Sexual Violence – Generic English
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Many Ukrainian Prisoners of War Show Signs of Trauma and Sexual Violence – Generic English

Associated media - Related media Interrogators put him through a mock execution, firing a volley of gunfire beside him while he was blindfolded. They threatened him with rape, the serviceman said, making him choose what they should use — a mop handle or the leg of a chair. “Do you want to do it yourself or do you want us to help you?” they taunted him. He said that he was never actually penetrated, but that others were raped. “After that you cannot walk normally,” he said. “You suffer for weeks. Other guys had the same treatment.” “I think they had such an order to break us psychologically and physically so that we would not want anything else in life,” he said, adding that there were suicides in the Taganrog jail. “You could hear the screams all day,” the serviceman said. “Impossibl...
TikTok Star Is Killed in Third Death of Social Media Influencer in Iraq – Generic English
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TikTok Star Is Killed in Third Death of Social Media Influencer in Iraq – Generic English

Related media - Connected media It took less than 46 seconds for the helmeted assassin to pull over his motorcycle, walk to the driver’s side of the S.U.V., yank open the door and fire his handgun four times, killing one of Iraq’s most prominent TikTok personalities, a 30-year-old woman whose name on social media was Um Fahad. The security camera footage of the killing in front of a Baghdad home on Friday evening is startlingly explicit but sheds little light on either the killer’s identity or the reason Um Fahad was targeted. The Iraqi Interior Ministry, which released the video, said it had formed a committee to investigate her death. The victim, whose real name was Ghufran Mahdi Sawadi, had become popular on social media sites, especially TikTok and Instagram, where her videos sho...
Deadly Russian Strikes Hit Civilian Center and Other Targets in Odesa – Generic English
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Deadly Russian Strikes Hit Civilian Center and Other Targets in Odesa – Generic English

Connected media - Linked media Bomb disposal experts and human rights groups have said those bomblets, which are mass-produced and inexpensively made, generally have a 20 percent failure rate, often leaving behind hazardous duds that can explode later if mishandled. Because they are small, those duds can lay unnoticed among debris or vegetation and weigh so little that children can pick them up without realizing their danger. If confirmed, their use in Monday’s attack could mark an escalation in Russia’s tactics that are intended to make life miserable for Ukrainian civilians, including bombing power plants to cut off electricity to major cities. Moscow has repeatedly targeted urban centers in recent weeks, sometimes using weapons usually reserved for combat zones. The area targeted ...
Monday Briefing – The New York Times
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Monday Briefing – The New York Times

Linked media - Linked media Cease-fire talks in Cairo faltered Negotiations between Israel and Hamas stalled again, meaning more uncertainty for the families of Israeli hostages and no quick reprieve for Palestinians in Gaza. Mediators struggled to bridge the remaining gaps, and a Hamas delegation left the talks, officials said. The main dispute was over the duration of a cease-fire, with Hamas demanding a permanent one and Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, expressing openness to only a temporary halt in fighting. Hamas blamed the lack of progress on Netanyahu, who has vowed to stage a ground offensive in Rafah, where about a million Palestinians have been sheltering, with or without an agreement. Israel and the U.S. contend that Hamas has been holding up a deal. Netanyah...
Teenager Fatally Shot by Australian Police After He Stabbed a Man – Generic English
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Teenager Fatally Shot by Australian Police After He Stabbed a Man – Generic English

Connected media - Linked media After the officers fired their tasers, the suspect continued to advance toward the officer carrying the firearm, who then fatally shot him. The teen died an hour later at the hospital. Before his confrontation with the police, the suspect had stabbed a middle-age male in the parking lot. The victim, who suffered a stab wound to the back, was in serious but stable condition, the authorities said. The police said the suspect, a white male whose identity was not released, had been known to the police for the last few years for having potentially violent extremist tendencies, officials said. But they concluded that in Saturday’s attack “it appears he acted solely and alone,” according to Roger Cook, the premier of Western Australia. “It’s a very tragic even...
Israel, Gaza and the Law on Starvation in War – Generic English
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Israel, Gaza and the Law on Starvation in War – Generic English

Linked media - Connected media In a March 15 letter to a British parliamentary committee, David Cameron, Britain’s foreign secretary, expressed his “enormous frustration” that aid supplied by the United Kingdom had been “routinely held up” on its way to Gaza. “The main blockers remain arbitrary denials by the government of Israel and lengthy clearance procedures including multiple screenings and narrow opening windows in daylight hours,” he wrote. Before Oct. 7, around 500 trucks entered Gaza each day, carrying both aid and commercial items, Mr. Cameron said. That number fell by approximately 75 percent in the early months of the conflict, and although there has been a modest increase in April, the most recent weekly average for which figures were available was only 202 trucks per da...
Friday Briefing – The New York Times
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Friday Briefing – The New York Times

Related media - Related media Hamas hinted at progress on a cease-fire A Hamas leader said yesterday that the group was studying Israel’s latest cease-fire proposal with a “positive spirit,” raising hopes of progress in the stalled efforts for a truce. Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas’s political wing, said that a delegation would travel to Cairo to discuss the cease-fire. The current deal would include a weekslong truce and the release of hostages held by Hamas and of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel. The proposal would also allow civilians to return to northern Gaza and would enable increased delivery of aid to the territory. The complex cease-fire negotiations have dragged on for months. This week, Israel softened some of its positions, saying that it would allow Palestinian...
Bulgaria Faces Another General Election – Generic English
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Bulgaria Faces Another General Election – Generic English

Connected media - Related media A plethora of upstart populist parties promising a new start have come and gone over the years, diluting support for more mainstream forces. Attack, a party led by a far-right television presenter, briefly surged but has now been replaced on the ultranationalist flank by Revival, which, according to opinion polls, has gone from being a tiny fringe outfit in 2021 to become the country’s third most popular party. Bulgaria’s most enduring would-be savior is Boyko Borissov, a three-time prime minister and former bodyguard who first rose to prominence as the mayor of Sofia, presenting himself as Bulgaria’s Batman — a tough, no-nonsense avenger who would rid Gotham of corruption and instability. Instead, he struggled with a long series of corruption scandals...
Apple entra en la carrera de la IA generativa
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Apple entra en la carrera de la IA generativa

Connected media - Linked media Tras los anuncios de OpenAI y Google, que esta semana presentaron sus nuevas propuestas de inteligencia artificial generativa, todos los milagros del sector se dirigen ahora hacia Apple. Tim Cook, el CEO de la multinacional estadounidense, anunció que el público pronto tendrá sus primeros pasos en este nuevo campo abierto de la IA con la irrupción de ChatGPT. La fecha informada es el 10 de junio, cuando se llevará a cabo la conferencia anual de desarrolladores WWDC y se conocerán las nuevas características de iOS 18, la próxima versión del sistema operativo del iPhone. Ante la falta de más detalles, a lo largo de las últimas semanas se han extendido numerosos rumores que apuntan a todo tipo de indicios de que podría destruir al gigante tecnológico. Entr...