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Top 10 world news: Israel’s new strikes in Rafah kill 21; 3 European nations recognise Palestine state, & more

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Israeli tanks were prowling in central Rafah on Tuesday (May 28) for the first time, three weeks after the Jewish country launched a ground offensive in the southern Gaza city. In other news, In a move denounced by Israel as a “reward” for Hamas, Spain and Norway moved to formally recognise a Palestinian state with Ireland to follow suit on Tuesday.

Also, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stated on Tuesday that Islamabad had “violated” a 1999 agreement with India inked by him and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in an apparent allusion to Gen Pervez Musharraf’s Kargil misadventure.

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Israeli tanks were prowling in central Rafah on Tuesday (May 28) for the first time, three weeks after the Jewish country launched a ground offensive in the southern Gaza city. News agency Reuters quoted witnesses as saying that the tanks were spotted near Al-Awda mosque, a major landmark.

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In a move denounced by Israel as a “reward” for Hamas, Spain and Norway moved to formally recognise a Palestinian state with Ireland to follow suit on Tuesday. The three European nations think that their move has a powerful symbolic impact and will probably inspire other governments to take similar action.

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Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stated on Tuesday that Islamabad had “violated” a 1999 agreement with India inked by him and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in an apparent allusion to Gen Pervez Musharraf’s Kargil misadventure.

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Georgia’s parliament on Tuesday (May 28) adopted the highly controversial “foreign agents” legislation, which has sparked weeks of protests and drawn international condemnation after overriding a veto by President Salome Zurabishvili. 

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Former United States President Donald Trump, on Tuesday (May 28) arrived at the courthouse accompanied by three of his children as the historic trial is nearing the end. The jury is set to hear the closing arguments from the prosecution and the former president’s lawyers on the charges stemming from $130,000 in hush money allegedly paid to the adult film actress, Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election. 

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Taiwan’s pro-China opposition, which enjoys a one-seat majority in the country’s legislature, on Tuesday (May 28) carried out “reforms” that may end up curtailing the powers of the president. 

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A bomb threat was reported on an IndiGo flight from Delhi to Varanasi early Tuesday (May 28), following which immediate security measures were taken, according to an airport official cited by ANI news agency. “The aircraft has been moved to an isolation bay for investigation,” the official stated. 

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United States President Joe Biden’s absence from the upcoming Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland would be like giving Russian leader Vladimir Putin a standing ovation, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, on Tuesday (May 28). 

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BCCI secretary Jay Shah has discussed the Indian men’s cricket team head coach job with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) mentor Gautam Gambhir, according to a report in Cricbuzz.

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On Monday, May 27, Jennifer Garner enjoyed a special moment with her mother, Patricia Ann Garner, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 52-year-old Family Switch star shared the experience with her followers on Instagram Stories, capturing the joy of finding her star together.

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