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Wednesday February 28th

Gauri Patel


SpaceX’s Super Heavy-Starship, the most powerful launch system ever developed, took off on its second test flight from the coast of southern Texas on Saturday (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/“Starship full stack with Jeep” by Hotel Pika. CC-BY-SA-2.0. March 1, 2022). 
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SpaceX’s Starship launch reaches milestone before explosion

SpaceX’s Super Heavy-Starship, the most powerful launch system ever developed, took off on its second test flight from the coast of southern Texas on Saturday. Although the initial part of the mission was a success, the second-stage of the launch vehicle ultimately activated an onboard self-destruction mechanism that caused itself to explode in the air. 

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Hundreds of thousands of Afghans are being forced to leave Pakistan as the country implements a nationwide crackdown on all undocumented or unregistered foreigners (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/“Ahmed Khadr school in Akora Khattak refugee camp” by Ahmed Khadr. September 17, 2008). 
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Pakistan orders mass expulsion of thousands of Afghans

Hundreds of thousands of Afghans are being forced to leave Pakistan as the country implements a nationwide crackdown on all undocumented or unregistered foreigners. The new order requires all people without legal documents to leave the country, though it primarily affects some 1.7 million Afghans living in Pakistan without documentation.  

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President Joe Biden arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel on Wednesday to reaffirm the United States' solidarity with Israel in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/“Vice President Joe Biden visit to Israel March 2016” by U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv. March 9, 2016). 
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Biden visits Israel after hospital blast in Gaza

President Joe Biden arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel on Wednesday to reaffirm the United States' solidarity with Israel in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war. The high-stakes visit was meant to bolster Israel’s fight against Hamas and negotiate agreements over providing humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, according to CNN. 

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(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/“Israel-Palestine flags” by User:Justass. October 20, 2009). 
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Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis dead in Israel-Hamas war

Israel has declared war on Hamas, a Palestinian militant group, after it launched an unprecedented attack by air, land and sea on southern Israel. The IDF has amassed military personnel and equipment at the border of Israel and Gaza after it announced plans to carry out “an integrated and coordinated attack from the air, sea and land.” With Israel calling up 360,000 reservists ahead of the attack, a cessation of hostilities seems to be a distant prospect.

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More than 140 world leaders and state representatives gathered in New York City to address the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/“UNGA 2023 - Monday - 53198182539” by Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. September 18, 2023). 
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World leaders discuss critical issues at UN General Assembly meeting

More than 140 world leaders and state representatives gathered in New York City to address the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This high-level meeting provides leaders and representatives of member states with the opportunity to lay out their priorities for the coming year and encourage cooperation on critical issues. As the General Assembly High-Level week winds down, the world awaits the outcomes of these diplomatic discussions, which will shape the direction of international affairs in the coming year. 

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