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Tanks In Gaza, Maine Manhunt, Youngest Taikonauts In Space

👋 नमस्ते*

Welcome to Thursday, where Israel forces carry out a “targeted raid” with tanks in northern Gaza, a manhunt is underway in the U.S. after a shooter killed at least 16 people in Maine and China launches its youngest-ever crew of “taikonauts” in space. Meanwhile, Tunis-based independent media Inkyfada looks at how the media machine has failed in the Israel-Gaza conflict, as journalists on the ground risk their lives.

[*Namaste - Nepali]

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This Happened - March 15: Mosque Shootings In Christchurch

The terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand involving a lone gunman who opened fire on worshippers. 51 people are killed and 50 others injured at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre took place on this day in 2019.
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This Happened—January 30: Bloody Sunday

On January 30, 1972, the worst mass shooting in Northern Irish history took place when British soldiers opened fire during a protest march.

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German Tank Pressure, LA Shooting Suspect Found Dead, Machu Picchu Shutdown

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Welcome to Monday, where pressure continues on Germany to authorize sending tanks to Ukraine, the suspect is found dead in a shooting that killed 10 near Los Angeles and Machu Picchu is shut down amid violent Peru protests. Meanwhile, Turkish online news website Diken takes us to the historic urban gardens of Yedikule, in Istanbul, now put at risk by a city restoration project.

[*Nahuatl, Mexico]

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Anne-Sophie Goninet and Laure Gautherin

Colorado Shooting Aftermath, Indonesia Earthquake, Crypto Collapse

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Welcome to Monday, where Colorado reels from a deadly shooting at LGBTQ+ bar, an earthquake kills at least 46 in Indonesia, and Qatar is off to a rough start at the World Cup. Meanwhile, Noella Nyirabihogo in Global Press Journal reports on the dire toll armed groups violence in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo has on pregnant women and infants.

[*Dhivehi, Maldives]

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Anna Akage, Meike Eijsberg and Sophia Constantino

Russia Unleashes 28 Kamikaze Drones On Kyiv, Young Family Among Dead

A total of 43 of the reported Iranian-made drones fell across the country.

Monday in Kyiv began much as it did one week again: with a new barrage of air attacks that coincided with the morning rush hour: at least three people have been killed and more than a dozen missing under the rubble after at least 28 kamikaze drones targeted the Ukrainian capital.

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Reuters reports from Kyiv that Ukrainian soldiers fired into the air trying to shoot down the drones. Authorities encouraged all residents to take shelter underground. Among the deaths reported was a young couple expecting their first child, reports an advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Emma Albright

Uvalde And Moi: Reflections From The French Niece Of A Gun-Owning American

There is perhaps nothing more foreign about America than its "gun culture," and of course its plague of mass shootings. For a French-American who has lived her life in Paris, there is a search for understanding with her family in Louisiana.


PARIS — The daughter of a French mother and American father, I’ve lived my whole life in France. Still, having attended the American School of Paris, where my dad was a teacher, I was surrounded throughout my childhood by kids from the 50 States, learned my U.S. history and sold cupcakes at pep rallies. It was like going to school in America, but with the Eiffel Tower just a metro ride away. And, yes, without school shootings.

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Bertrand Hauger

Uvalde And The World: A Look As School Shootings Spread Beyond The U.S.

After a shooting left 21 dead at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, we take a look around the world at other countries that have faced similar shooting sprees on school grounds outside of the United States.

The killing Tuesday of 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, adds to the United States’ long, sad list of mass shootings. It is the deadliest school attack in the country since the Dec. 2012, Sandy Hook shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead — and comes just 10 days after a gunman killed 10 at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

According to the independent organization Gun Violence Archive, 200 mass shootings have occurred so far this year in the U.S., with 27 school shootings resulting in deaths or injuries.

This, together with other statistics, paint a picture of school shootings as a uniquely American malady: a 2018 CNN report estimated that the U.S. had 57 times as many school shootings as the other G7 nations combined, with an average of one attack a week. And though the past two years have seen a drop in massacres on school grounds, as the pandemic forced the education world to move online, a recent Washington Post article notes that as classrooms reopen, gun violence is again soaring at the nation's primary and secondary schools.

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Helene Snyder

Orlando Shooting, 16 Front Pages From Newspapers Around The World

A day after an attack at a popular gay club in Orlando, Florida killed 50 people and wounded 53, international front pages Monday are mourning the victims of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. Here's how newspapers from 10 different countries covered the attack:


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New York Times

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Chicago Tribune

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NY Daily News

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USA Today

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