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Biden administration imposes sanctions on Israeli group blocking humanitarian aid into Gaza

The Biden administration on Friday imposed sanctions on an Israeli group for disrupting humanitarian convoys headed to Gaza. Both the US Treasury Department and the US State Department took action against the Tzav 9 movement for its repeated obstruction of the aid. Kylie Atwood, Jennifer Hansler and Hande Atay Alam, CNN

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American missionary couple killed by gang in Haiti, family says

A married couple from the US who were serving as missionaries in Haiti were killed there on Thursday, family members said.

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Saudi women’s rights activist sentenced to 11 years in jail, rights groups say

Human rights groups are calling for the release of a Saudi woman, who they say has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for supporting women’s rights and for the way she dressed.

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Iran accuses Israel of killing Iranian military commander/others in airstrike on consulate in Syria

A top commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard was killed among several others in an airstrike on the country’s consulate building in Damascus, Syria, according to Iranian officials and state-affiliated media, which blamed Israel for the attack.

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Rio declares dengue emergency - Brazil gears up for Carnival

Rio de Janeiro has declared a state of public health emergency due to an epidemic of dengue fever, just days before Carnival celebrations are set to take place across Brazil.

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