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Yemen’s Houthi rebels seize cargo ship in Red Sea and call Israeli vessels ‘legitimate targets’

Footage shows masked gunmen jumping on to Galaxy Leader, which Israel says is British-ownedSee all our Israel-Hamas war coverageYemen’s Houthi rebels said they have seized what they called an Israeli cargo ship in the Red Sea, and warned that all vesse…

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Brics to admit six new countries to bloc including Iran and Saudi Arabia

Argentina, Ethiopia, Egypt and UAE also to join club of large emerging economies in major expansionThe five Brics nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have announced the admission of six new countries from next year as the club of …

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Ukraine and Myanmar make 2022 most violent year in a decade for medical staff

Report demands accountability for war crimes and singles out Russia for ‘mind-boggling’ targeting of hospitals in Ukraine Russian attacks on medical facilities in Ukraine made 2022 the most violent year in a decade for hospitals and health workers oper…

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The world in 2023: what our writers say you should watch out for

From Ukraine developments and China’s Covid surge to renewable energy and hope for the AmazonA near-inevitable global recession sparked by a lengthening war in Europe’s frozen east; an energy crisis coupled with soaring inflation; Covid-19 finally runn…

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