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Israel-Hamas War and U.N. Security Council Resolution on Gaza: Live Updates
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Israel-Hamas War and U.N. Security Council Resolution on Gaza: Live Updates

After furious last-minute negotiations, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday night that the United States was ready to support a Security Council resolution that would call for more desperately needed aid to enter the Gaza Strip.A vote on the measure, which had been repeatedly pushed off for days, was not expected until Friday at the earliest.Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador, emerged from a closed-door meeting of Security Council members on Thursday night to tell reporters that the United States had “worked hard and diligently over the course of the past week” with Egypt and the United Arab Emirates to ensure that “we put a mechanism on the ground that will support humanitarian assistance, and we’re ready to vote for it.”“I won’t share how I will vote,” sh...
Migrants Crossing the Darién Gap Find Success on Social Media
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Migrants Crossing the Darién Gap Find Success on Social Media

Much of the content about the Darién and the rest of the journey is aspirational, featuring everyday people overcoming great odds, sometimes accompanied by religious music. One TikTok video of a disabled person making his way through the jungle on the back of another man has more than 10,000 comments.Even a Darién parody subgenre has emerged, built on a long tradition of using humor to confront tragedy. A video featuring a fake Hugo Chávez, the father of Venezuela’s socialist revolution, migrating through the Darién has been shared more than 23,000 times.In it, Fake Chávez curses his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, who has held onto power for the last decade. The bit carries the hashtag #hunger #corruption and #fear.Facebook and TikTok are also flooded with the faces of people who hav...
Israel Shares More Details of Hostage Deaths as Pressure to Curb War Grows: Live Updates
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Israel Shares More Details of Hostage Deaths as Pressure to Curb War Grows: Live Updates

Roman Catholic church officials said an Israeli military sniper shot and killed a mother and daughter on Saturday inside a church compound in northern Gaza where many Palestinian Christian families have taken refuge.The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem said that “one was killed as she tried to carry the other to safety” in the compound of the Holy Family Church in Gaza City. Seven more people were shot and wounded while trying to protect others there, the patriarchate said in a statement on Saturday.“No warning was given, no notification was provided,” the patriarchate said. “They were shot in cold blood inside the premises of the parish.”The patriarchate said Israeli rockets were fired at a convent in the church compound earlier on Saturday, destroying the building’s sole generator and fue...
Brazil’s Congress Weakens Protection of Indigenous Lands, Defying Lula
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Brazil’s Congress Weakens Protection of Indigenous Lands, Defying Lula

Brazilian officials served up an array of plans and figures at the recent COP28 climate summit in Dubai, presenting itself as a world leader, on track to protect its forests and the people who live there.But on Thursday, Brazil’s Congress approved a law that threatens Indigenous people’s rights to most of the land they inhabit or claim, potentially opening vast territories to deforestation, farming and mining.The new law requires that Indigenous people must provide concrete evidence that they occupied the land they claim on Oct. 5, 1988, when the country’s current Constitution was enacted — a requirement that many of them have little or no hope of meeting.Under the new rule, not only can Indigenous land claims currently going through the legal process be thrown out for lacking such documen...
Biden Adviser Heads to Israel to Meet With Netanyahu: Live Updates
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Biden Adviser Heads to Israel to Meet With Netanyahu: Live Updates

The main reason Israel’s heavy bombardment of Gaza for nine weeks has not pushed hundreds of thousands of Palestinians into Egypt is that country’s heavily fortified border and Cairo’s ironclad determination to keep it closed.But pressure is building. Israel has been pushing Gaza’s 2.2 million residents relentlessly south as its forces seek to destroy Hamas’s military wing and its infrastructure, and about 85 percent of the population has been displaced. Hundreds of thousands of displaced people are now living in squalid, cramped conditions in Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost region, right along the border with Egypt.The bleak conditions have increased fears that the border with Egypt could be breached, allowing large number of Palestinian refugees to enter Egypt, potentially destabilizing an Ar...