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US Declares Unwavering Backing for Israel Amidst Iranian Drone Assault
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President Biden, accompanied by top officials including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, CIA Director William Burns, and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, engaged in a comprehensive hour-long discussion to assess the situation.
Tragedy Strikes: Six Lives Lost in Sydney Mall Stabbing, Attacker Fatally Shot
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According to the New South Wales Police, an officer from the Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command was confronted by the assailant wielding a knife. In a tense confrontation, the attacker allegedly lunged at the officer, prompting the use of lethal force resulting in the attacker's demise.
Tragedy Strikes: 19 Lives Lost During Eid Celebrations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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The province, renowned for its scenic beauty and tourist attractions such as Naran, Kaghan, Swat, and Galyat, witnessed a surge in visitors, leading to a flurry of unfortunate events. According to a spokesman for Rescue 1122, the incidents included 326 traffic accidents, 187 cases of fire outbreaks, 10 drownings, and two instances of wall collapses.
White House Confirms Iran's Airborne Assault on Israel
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The National Security Council's spokesperson, Adrienne Watson, reiterated the solidarity of the US with the people of Israel and their defense against the Iranian aggression. Watson stated that the attack is anticipated to unfold gradually over several hours.
Fatal Knife Attack Claims Five Lives at Australian Shopping Center
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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese received a briefing from the Australian Federal Police in Canberra, as reported by The Sydney Morning Herald.
Kremlin Signals Willingness for Dialogue with Ukraine
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During a discussion with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Putin emphasized Moscow's support for restarting talks but insisted that any dialogue should not aim to impose unrealistic schemes.
Israeli Military Chief: Readiness Against Iranian Retaliation in Coordination with US
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Following Israeli airstrikes on Iran's embassy in Damascus, which resulted in the deaths of seven Iranian officers, tensions escalated, prompting heightened alerts in Israel. Images released by the military showcased General Michael Erik Kurilla, head of CENTCOM, engaging in a strategic assessment session in Tel Aviv alongside Halevi and other IDF commanders.
Iran will attack Israel 'sooner than later': Biden Warns of Imminent Iranian Attack on Israel
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President Biden emphasized the US's readiness to support and assist Israel in thwarting any potential attacks from Iran. The White House has acknowledged the existence of a credible and imminent threat of Iranian strikes, especially following Israel's recent attack on an Iranian diplomatic compound in Syria.
Demolition of Ancient Hindu Temple in Khyber District Sparks Controversy
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The temple, affectionately known as the 'Khyber Temple', held a special place in the hearts of locals but had been gradually fading away, brick by brick, over the years. Its demise reached a critical point when construction work commenced on the site around 10 to 15 days ago.
UN Experts Condemn Pakistan's Failure to Safeguard Women from Hindu and Christian Communities
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Highlighting the vulnerability of Christian and Hindu girls to various forms of exploitation including forced religious conversions, abduction, trafficking, early and forced marriage, domestic servitude, and sexual violence, the experts underscored the urgent need for action. A statement from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations, quoted the experts as stating that the exposure of young women and girls from religious minority backgrounds to such egregious human rights violations, coupled with the impunity enjoyed by perpetrators, is intolerable and unjustifiable.
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