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Israelis step up protest against judicial overhaul

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | Israelis were stepping up on Thursday their protest against the controversial government plan to overhaul the judiciary, blocking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s route to the airport ahead of an official trip to Italy. On a nationwide “Day of Resistance,” dozens of demonstrations were being held …

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Brazil records highest tourist arrivals in 4 years

Brasilia, Brazil | Xinhua | Brazil received 868,587 foreign tourists in the first month of 2023, 14.7 percent more than before the COVID-19 pandemic and the highest number in the last four years, the Ministry of Tourism reported Tuesday. January’s figure exceeded by over 100,000 tourists in comparison with the …

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How Liverpool beat Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield

  Liverpool 7 Manchester United 0 Liverpool, UK | LIVERPOOLFC.COM |  Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah each scored twice, with Roberto Firmino adding a late seventh, as the Reds produced a remarkable performance to record their biggest-ever victory over their arch-rivals and reassert their burgeoning bid for a …

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UN chief calls for efforts to protect wildlife

United Nations, USA | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for more efforts to protect wildlife. In a message for World Wildlife Day, which falls on March 3 every year, Guterres called on all stakeholders to turn commitment to action. “On World Wildlife Day, we reflect on our responsibility …

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UN chief calls for harnessing innovation to promote gender equality

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for harnessing technology and innovation to advance gender equality in a message to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day. According to the UN, the theme of International Women’s Day this year, to be observed on March 8, is “DigitALL: …

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Lufthansa returns to profits after COVID-19 slump

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | After two consecutive years of losses, Germany’s flagship airline Lufthansa said on Friday it had once again made a profit in 2022, as international air traffic recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to “strong increase in demand for air travel over the course of the year,” the …

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McCain appointed new head of WFP

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General Qu Dongyu on Thursday announced their appointment of Cindy H. McCain of the United States as Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP). McCain, at the undersecretary-general level, succeeds David Beasley of the United States, …

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