Top 10 world news: Latest from Israel-Hamas war, China-Taiwan tussle breaks out in COP28, and more – WION

Here are the top 10 news from across the world.

The renewed fighting between Israel and Hamas has entered the ninth day on Saturday (Dec 9) with the Israeli military carrying out deadly bombardments in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, the US State Department has approved the potential sale of tank cartridges and related equipment to Israel for an estimated $106.5 million, the Pentagon said on Saturday. Track all the latest updates from the Israel-Hamas war on WION’s website and app. In a major development from COP28, a member of the Chinese delegation reasserted on the platform that Taiwan “was an inalienable part of China” after some of Taiwan’s allies called on the UN to include Taiwan in the climate summit.
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Israel-Hamas war: Erdogan denounces UN Security Council as ‘Israel protection council’
main imgTurkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the UN security council to be reformed, following the US vetoing a ceasefire proposal for Gaza despite the the 15-member council voting 13-1 for the resolution, Reuters reported.
‘Unacceptable,’ China lashes out at nations calling for Taiwan’s inclusion in COP28
main imgChina on Saturday (Dec 9) went all guns blazing over calls to include Taiwan in the United Nations-backed Conference of the Parties (COP28) Summit being held in Dubai.
Is India banning Hamas? Minister Meenakshi Lekhi denies signing parliamentary document
main imgIndia’s Minister of State for External Affairs, Meenakshi Lekhi, denied signing a document that purportedly answered a parliamentary query underscoring if India had designated Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation.
OPEC head told members to block any deal at COP28 that targets fossil fuels: Report
main imgThe Oil Producing and Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary-General Haitham Al Ghais in a letter  addressed to the oil cartel’s member nations has pleaded with them to reject proposals for any text under negotiation at the COP28 Climate Summit, reported news agency Reuters on Friday (Dec 8). 
Explained | Putin, presidency and elections — a race of convenience for indisputable rule
main imgRussian President Vladimir Putin on Friday (Dec 8) announced that he will be again running for president in the 2024 presidential election – a move which is most likely to keep him in power till at least 2030.
Watch: ‘Bharat is a belief, an attitude’, says India’s Foreign Minister Jaishankar
main imgIndia’s External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar described the ancient identity of Indian republic — Bharat — as “a belief and an attitude” which has an economic dimension and a political meaning. 
India: Assam’s cabinet gives its nod for census of native Muslims
main imgThe cabinet of the Indian state of Assam gave a go-ahead to the socio-economic survey of the indigenous Muslim population in the state.
WPL 2024: All you need to know about complete squads after auctions including RCB, MI
main imgWith the Women’s Premier League (WPL) auctions coming to an end the eyes are now on the on-field battle as five teams chase glory on the field. The auctions produced monumental landmarks for players like Kashvee Gautam and Annabel Sutherland as they were sold for price tags of $240, 000.
On John Malkovich’s 70th birthday, revisiting Being John Malkovich
main imgJohn Malkovich, one of Hollywood’s most underrated actors, turns 70. While Malkovich has graced the silver screen with numerous memorable performances throughout his illustrious career, one film stands out as a true masterpiece that encapsulates his brilliance as an actor — Being John Malkovich.
Love Story star Ryan O’Neal dies at 82, confirms son Patrick O’Neal
main imgThe golden age of Hollywood has lost one of its brightest stars as Ryan O’Neal, the charismatic leading man known for his role in the legendary tearjerker Love Story, has died at the age of 82.


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