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Below is a summary of current world news overviews.

Thousands are protesting against mass tourism in the Canary Islands in Spain

Thousands of people protested in Tenerife on Saturday, calling on the Spanish island to temporarily limit tourist arrivals to stem a boom in short-term holiday rentals and hotel construction that is driving up housing costs for locals. Holding signs reading “People live here” and “We don’t want to see our island die”, protesters said changes must be made to the tourism sector, which is responsible for 35% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). the archipelago of the Canary Islands.

Russia says the US faces humiliation in Ukraine as it did in Vietnam

Russia said on Sunday that US lawmakers’ support for $60.84 billion in additional aid to Ukraine showed that Washington was much deeper into a hybrid war against Moscow that would end in a humiliation on par with the conflicts in Vietnam or Afghanistan . President Vladimir Putin’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022 has caused the worst fallout in relations between Russia and the West since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, according to Russian and American diplomats.

The US House of Representatives approves $95 billion that Ukraine and Israel send to the Senate as an aid package

The US House of Representatives on Saturday passed a $95 billion legislative package providing security aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan with broad bipartisan support, over bitter objections from Republican hardliners. The legislation now heads to the Democratic-majority Senate, which passed a similar measure more than two months ago. US leaders from Democratic President Joe Biden to top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell had urged embattled Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson to vote on it.

Israel charges sister of Hamas leader Haniyeh with incitement to terrorism

Israeli prosecutors on Sunday indicted the sister of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on charges of sedition and showing solidarity with a terrorist group after she reportedly praised the October 7 Hamas attack that sparked the six-month war in Gaza.

Sabah al-Salem Haniyeh, 57, lives in the southern Israeli city of Tel Sheva. Her brother is based in Qatar, as are other officials of Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip.

More than fourteen Palestinians have been killed as violence flares up in the West Bank

Israeli forces killed 14 Palestinians during a raid on the occupied West Bank on Saturday, while an ambulance driver was killed while picking up wounded people after a separate attack by violent Jewish settlers, Palestinian authorities said. Israeli forces launched an extensive attack in the early hours of Friday in the Nur Shams area, near the Palestinian town of Tulkarm, and were still exchanging fire with armed fighters well into Saturday.

Thousands of Israelis join protests against the government and call for new elections

Thousands of Israeli protesters took to the streets on Saturday to call for new elections and demand more action from the government to bring home hostages held in Gaza, in the latest round of protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Protests continue as the war in Gaza enters its seventh month and there is growing anger over the government’s handling of the 133 Israeli hostages still held by the Islamist movement Hamas.

West Bank village counts losses after settler attack, but fears more

The Israeli settlers who rampaged through the West Bank village of al-Mughayyer on April 12 came in larger numbers and carried more weapons than during previous attacks on the Palestinian community, residents said. Days later, torched houses and cars still bear witness to the attack, which residents say lasted several hours and that Israeli soldiers did nothing to stop it.

Kremlin: US House of Representatives approval of Ukraine aid bill will harm Ukraine and cause more deaths

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday that the US House of Representatives’ approval of security aid to Ukraine would lead to more damage and deaths in the conflict there. The decision “will make the United States of America richer, further ruin Ukraine and result in the deaths of even more Ukrainians, the fault of the Kiev regime,” Peskov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.

Hundreds gather at Sydney’s Bondi Beach to mourn the victims of the Westfield attack

Hundreds gathered at Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Sunday night, lighting candles as the sun set, to mourn the six people killed in a knife attack at the area’s Westfield shopping center a week ago. Joel Cauchi, a 40-year-old man with mental health problems, killed five women and a male security guard at the mall on April 13 before being shot dead by police.

Massive river floods are expected in Guangdong, China, threatening millions of people

Major rivers, waterways and reservoirs in China’s Guangdong province threaten to cause dangerous flooding, forcing the government on Sunday to issue emergency plans to protect more than 127 million people. Local weather officials called the situation “spooky” and said parts of rivers and tributaries in the Xijiang and Beijiang river basins are reaching water levels in a rare peak that has only a one in 50 chance in any given year, the state broadcaster said. CCTV news reported this on Sunday.

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