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    Satellite images show destroyed jets at Russian base in Crimea

    New satellite images show at least seven destroyed fighter jets at an airbase in the Russian-controlled peninsula of Crimea, shortly after Ukraine said nine planes were destroyed in a string of deadly explosions at the site. The images, provided by Planet Labs PBC and taken mid-afternoon on Wednesday, undermine Russia’s claim that the explosions on Tuesday, which killed one and wounded 14, did not cause serious damage.

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    Arab News

    Iran says 'fiction' US's claim of plot to kill former White House official John Bolton

    A man has been arrested for killing his 20-year-old girlfriend in a stabbing frenzy after she refused to marry him, in the latest case of femicide that has shocked the nation. In a statement, Egypt’s Public Prosecution said that it had detained 22-year-old Islam Mohammed pending an investigation into charges of the premeditated murder of Salma Baghat, which took place in Egypt’s Zagazig city.

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    New animal-linked virus infects dozens in eastern China

    Scientists in Asia have identified a new virus that can cause severe fever and was likely transmitted to humans from animals in eastern China. The Langya henipavirus (LayV) was found in 35 people in the Shandong and Henan provinces of China, who were tested between 2018 and 2021, according to a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine earlier this month. The virus can cause acute fever, fatigue, cough and loss of appetite, researchers said in the letter.

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    Lion Air victims get payout after Boeing settlement cash vanishes

    Medan, Indonesia – A US law firm has taken the rare step of compensating families of the victims of Indonesia’s Lion Air crash after the relatives’ California lawyer failed to pay them the full amount of their settlement with Boeing. Chicago-based Edelson PC paid at least $2m to five families after learning now-defunct Girardi & Keese had failed to pay out funds won in a settlement against the manufacturer of the doomed 737 Max plane that crashed into the Java Sea in 2018.

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    Why did Israel attack Gaza yet again?

    At least 45 people, including 16 children, were killed after Israel launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip in the occupied territories. The health ministry in Gaza said 360 people were injured in the attacks. Now a truce is in effect after regional mediation efforts led by Egypt paid off.

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    Photos: Muslims worldwide mark holy day of Ashura

    For Shia Muslims, the emotional event commemorates the 7th-century martyrdom of Hussein in the Battle of Karbala. Shia Muslims view Hussein as the rightful successor to the Prophet Muhammad, the issue at the heart of a schism with Sunni Islam. To mourn his death in the year 680, Shia worshippers wearing black cry and beat their chests in unison and some flagellate themselves with swords and knife-edged chains.

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    Al Jazeera

    US accuses Iranian operative of plotting to kill John Bolton

    United States authorities have accused an alleged member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of plotting to assassinate former US National Security Advisor John Bolton, likely in retaliation for the killing Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani in 2020. The US Department of Justice revealed the charges against Shahram Poursafi, of Tehran, on Wednesday, accusing him of offering an unidentified US-based individual $300,000 to carry out the killing in Washington, DC or neighbouring Marylan