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Feb 22 6 tweets 3 min read
Israel intensified its bombardment of Rafah in Gaza's south and over a dozen members of one family were killed in an air strike, residents said, as the ruined Palestinian enclave's health ministry announced 29,313 deaths in the war so far 1/6
Image In Jerusalem, Israeli war cabinet member Benny Gantz cited 'promising early signs of progress' on a new deal to release hostages held by Hamas militants in Gaza amid talks conducted by the United States, Egypt and Qatar to secure a pause in the war 2/6 Image
Feb 6 10 tweets 4 min read
LIVE: Buckingham Palace after King Charles' cancer diagnosis… View of Buckingham Palace following King Charles' cancer diagnosis
Jan 4 8 tweets 4 min read
Israeli shelling killed 14 Palestinians in Khan Younis in a southern coastal area of the Gaza Strip packed with people who had fled attacks in other parts of the enclave, Gaza health ministry officials said 1/8
Image The dead included nine children, an official told @Reuters.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military on the attack although it had separately reported fighting and air strikes against Hamas militants in the Khan Younis area 2/8
Dec 28, 2023 8 tweets 4 min read
Photographs can say a lot without words.

After a school shooting in Tennessee, they recorded the frustrations of parents and state legislators whose cries for gun control were silenced 1/8
Image In one photo, it’s almost possible to hear Representative Justin Pearson’s measured tones as he stands in prayer with one hand raised at the Capitol following a legislative session that failed to change any gun laws 2/8 Image
Nov 20, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Elon Musk threatened to sue media watchdog Media Matters and those who attacked his social media platform X, following moves by several large US companies to halt advertising on the site after being promoted alongside antisemitic content 1/5
Image Musk and X have been under a microscope all week for antisemitic and racist content that has proliferated on the site since he purchased it in 2022 2/5 Image
Oct 31, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
Muslim Americans and some Democratic Party activists say they will work to mobilize millions of Muslim voters to withhold donations and votes towards President Joe Biden's 2024 reelection unless he takes immediate steps to secure a Gaza ceasefire 1/5
Image The National Muslim Democratic Council, which includes Democratic Party leaders from hotly contested states likely to decide the election, such as Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, called on Biden to use his influence with Israel to broker a ceasefire by 5 p.m. ET (2100 GMT) 2/5 Image
Aug 18, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it was tracking a new, highly mutated lineage of the virus that causes COVID 1/5
Image The lineage is named BA.2.86, and has been detected in the United States, Denmark and Israel, the CDC said in a post on messaging platform X 2/5 Image
Aug 15, 2023 8 tweets 3 min read
Search teams with cadaver dogs have combed through 25% of the Lahaina disaster zone from the Maui wildfires, discovering the remains of a 99th victim 1/8
Image Fueled by winds gusting up to 80 mph, an inferno burning at temperatures that the governor said reached 1000 degrees Fahrenheit raced from the dry grasslands outside town into the historic resort town of Lahaina last Tuesday, turning block after block into ash 2/8 Image
Jul 25, 2023 5 tweets 4 min read
Wildfires killed 34 people in Algeria and forced the evacuation of thousands of tourists from the Greek island of Rhodes as an intense summer heatwave scorched large areas of the Mediterranean 1/5
Another blaze caused the temporary closure of Palermo airport on the southern Italian island of Sicily, while an overnight storm tore off roofs and brought down trees in the north of the country, killing two people 2/5 Image
Jul 10, 2023 8 tweets 3 min read
When it comes to taking stock of global emissions, there's an elephant in the room: armed forces. Among the world's biggest consumers of fuel, militaries account for 5.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to international experts 1/8
As temperatures hit new highs, scientists and environmental groups are stepping up pressure on the UN to force armies to disclose all their emissions and end a long-standing exemption that has kept some of their climate pollution off the books 2/8
Jul 6, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who last month brokered a deal to end an armed mutiny in Russia, said that Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was no longer in Belarus 1/5
Lukashenko said on June 27 that Prigozhin, leader of the Wagner Group whose fighters briefly captured a southern Russian city and marched towards Moscow, had arrived in Belarus as part of the deal that defused the crisis three days earlier 2/5

Jun 7, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Authorities in New York, Toronto and Ottawa warned residents about the health risks from air polluted by smoke due to unprecedented early summer wildfires in eastern Canada 1/5 An unusually early and intense start to wildfire season has set Canada on track for its worst-ever year as warm and dry conditions are forecast to persist for months 2/5 Image
Jun 7, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
🔊🇽🇰 After violence flared in Serb-majority northern Kosovo, how can tensions be eased?

Listen to our exclusive interview with President @VjosaOsmaniPRKS and @kimvinnell on Reuters World News podcast 1/4 🔊🇽🇰 Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, although it was rejected by Belgrade. Serbs in Kosovo's north are seeking more autonomy for their region under a 2013 deal that has not been implemented 2/4 Image
Jun 6, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
A torrent of water burst through a gaping hole in a dam on the Dnipro River that separates Russian and Ukrainian forces in southern Ukraine, flooding a swathe of the war zone and forcing villagers to flee 1/5 Image Ukraine accused Russia of blowing up the dam from the inside in a deliberate war crime.

Russian-installed officials gave conflicting accounts, some blaming Ukrainian shelling, others saying the dam had burst on its own 2/5 Image
Jun 6, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
🔊🇺🇦 A torrent of water has burst through a gaping hole in a dam separating Russian and Ukrainian forces in southern Ukraine.

Hear what we know on Reuters World News podcast 1/4 Image 🔊🇺🇦 The huge Soviet-era dam supplies water to Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, both under Russian control 2/4 Image
Jun 5, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
In one of Keiko Kawano's recent classes, more than a dozen Tokyo art school students held mirrors to their faces, stretching the sides of their mouths upward with their fingers: they were practising how to smile 1/4 It's not something most people would think to pay for but Kawano's services as a smile instructor are seeing a surge in demand in Japan, where mask-wearing was near universal during the pandemic 2/4 Image
May 30, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Ukrainian drones struck wealthy districts of Moscow, Russia said, while Kyiv was also hit from the air for the third time in 24 hours 1/5 Since Russia sent troops into its neighbor in February last year, the war has largely been fought inside Ukraine, though Moscow has reported some attacks on its territory 2/5 Image
May 29, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
🔊 President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy agreed a deal to suspend the debt ceiling for two years and avoid default 1/4 ImageImage 🔊 But the deal is already drawing the ire of hardline Republicans and progressive Democrats 2/4 Image
May 23, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
🔊 Binance are the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. A @Reuters investigation has shown that they commingled customer funds and company revenue.

More on Reuters World News 1/4 Image 🔊Why is commingling funds a big deal?

.@AABerwick tells Reuters World News that the rules exist to protect customer confidence that the company retains their money 2/4 Image
May 22, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
If the world is to reduce the risk of global pandemics, scientists say, we must better manage how we interact with bats, carriers of viruses responsible for some of the worst health crises of recent decades.

Four measures crucial to avoiding that fate: Image 1️⃣ Governments must identify and acknowledge the risks associated with areas densely populated by bats and cooperate to ensure countries, rich or poor, can respond to disease outbreaks around them Image
May 22, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
🔊 The debt ceiling fight is heading toward a June deadline when @USTreasury says the money could run out.

Listen on the Reuters World News podcast 1/4 Image 🔊 It’s reached the ‘name-calling phase’ of talks, @MaloneReuters says. @GOP members say Biden’s recent visit to Japan delayed negotiations, while @TheDemocrats say conservatives won't compromise 2/4 Image