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Faizan Hashmi Published October 17, 2023 | 12:50 AM
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-- TOP STORIES --
+ Desperation mounts for millions in Gaza
+ Poland's pro-EU bloc tipped to win vote
+ Hardliner pushes for US House leadership
+ Small world: EU MPs wind up at Disney
Israel denies a temporary truce to allow aid in or foreigners out of the Gaza Strip, where desperation mounts among millions of Palestinians trapped in the heavily bombarded enclave with little food or water.
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Hardline conservative Jim Jordan seeks to shore up support for his attempt to become speaker of the paralyzed US House of Representatives, despite multiple colleagues ruling out handing him the gavel.
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-- ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR --
US President Joe Biden abruptly postpones plans for a trip to Colorado, fueling speculation that he will soon go to Israel in a show of support as it wages war against Hamas.
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-- EUROPE --
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Switzerland's general election on October 22 is set to see the populist right make gains due to European migration concerns and shatter Green dreams of getting into government. 700 words moved by Agnes Pedrero
A huge show of 115 works by Mark Rothko opens in Paris this week. His son says he combined a "European soul" with "the freedom of America" to become an icon of 20th-century art.
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-- AFRICA --
KITSHANGA, Democratic Republic of Congo
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Foreign armies, militias and private military contractors are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where clashes with M23 rebels have recently erupted after a months-long lull.
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-- AMERICAS --
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-- ASIA --
China begins welcoming representatives of 130 countries for a conference that will be overshadowed by the Israel-Hamas war, as an increasingly assertive Beijing is asked to help de-escalate the violence.
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-- SPORT --
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When Fabien Galthie took over as France head coach in December 2019 the Rugby World Cup on home soil was firmly in his mind but losing to South Africa in the quarter-finals on Sunday was far from what he expected.
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If the French public are unsure of where their loyalties lie now that Fabien Galthie's team has gone out of the World Cup, South African hooker Mbongeni Mbonambi has extended an invitation: support the Boks.
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