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Jahnvi Upreti

Gaza protests result in dozens of deaths

Recent Palestinian protests along the Israel-Gaza Strip border have turned deadly, with violent conflict between protesters and Israelis resulting in at least 28 Palestinian deaths and thousands more wounded, according to Al Jazeera.

Attack on Egyptian mosque kills more than 300

More than 300 Egyptian civilians were killed following a coordinated attack on a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Nov. 24, The Washington Post reported.

Rohingya Muslim refugees flee violence in Myanmar

Thousands marched in Yangon, Myanmar, in support of the military, which caused Rohingya people to flee the country on Sunday, Oct. 29, ABC reported.

South Asia reels from worst flooding in decades

The death toll of individuals across Nepal, Bangladesh and India continue to rise over 1,200 as the region faces its worst flooding in decades, The Independent reported.

French election boils down to Le Pen and Macron

The top two candidates who emerged from the first round of France’s presidential voting on Sunday, April 23, are Marine Le Pen, a controversial nationalist, and Emmanuel Macron, a pro-European Union leader of the new centrist party, Vox reported.

Senate disagrees on Supreme Court nomination

Senate Democrats promised to filibuster the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch for a position in the Supreme Court on Thursday, March 23.

Syrian government and rebels meet in Astana to discuss ceasefire

Talks between Syrian government representatives and 15 rebel factions began at a hotel in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, on Monday, Jan. 23.

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