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UN human rights chief calls on Bangladesh to disclose protest crackdown details

UN human rights chief Volker Turk Thursday demanded Bangladesh disclose details surrounding the crackdown on anti-job quota protests last week that killed 193 people. Turk also called on the government to restore internet connection, which was cut off Friday in response to the student-led demonstrations. Thousands of military personnel continue to patrol the country where protests have subsided after the Supreme Court scrapped most of the government-imposed quotas.

Barack Obama expected to endorse Kamala Harris nomination, report says – US politics live

Former US president set to add endorsement, says NBC report, as Harris tries to become America’s first woman of color in White HouseThe Harris for President campaign has launched its first official video, less than a week after US President Joe Biden announced he was dropping out of the race.The ad caps a week during which Harris also broke funding records and quickly clinched enough delegate support to become the presumptive nominee in an election that is now just over 100 days away.

Israel-Gaza war live: Israeli forces retrieve bodies of five hostages from Gaza, military says

Bodies of Maya Goren, a 56-year-old kindergarden teacher, and four members of military who were killed during 7 October attack retrievedRepublican presidential nominee Donald Trump, one day before meeting Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, called for a quick end to its war with Hamas and a return of the hostages, adding that Israel has to better manage its “public relations”.The former president, in an interview with Fox News on Thursday, also criticized those who protested the Israeli prime minister’s speech to the US Congress, calling for a one-year jail sentence for desecrating the US flag.

‘Smoking gun’ evidence points to UAE involvement in Sudan civil war

Exclusive: Discovery of Emirati passports in wreckage suggest covert boots on the ground, despite Gulf state’s denialsPassports recovered from battlefields in Sudan suggest the United Arab Emirates is covertly putting boots on the ground in the country’s devastating civil war, according to leaked documents.A 41-page document, sent to the UN security council and seen by the Guardian, contains images of Emirati passports allegedly found in Sudan and linked to soldiers of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), the African nation’s notorious paramilitary.
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Netanyahu to speak with Biden and Harris in high-stakes meeting

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will be meeting with Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu at the White House on Thursday. Biden will try to secure his elusive ceasefire deal that would see the release of hostages over three phases, but at a time where US-Israel relations are fraught with tensions over the war in Gaza, the stakes are high. Netanyahu will then move on to Florida, where he will be meeting with Donald Trump on Friday.
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Israeli army says it has recovered bodies of five hostages killed on October 7 from Gaza

The Israeli Defence Forces announced on Thursday that they had found the bodies of five hostages killed during the October 7 attacks who have been held in Gaza ever since. Corpses of a kindergarten teacher and four soldiers were found during a military operation in Khan Younis, the main city in the southern Gaza Strip, where the IDF have launched new attacks this week. Those found are among the 120 hostages listed as still being held in Gaza.
 

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