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Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Fighting in Gaza City Raises Fears for Hospitals
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Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Fighting in Gaza City Raises Fears for Hospitals

The director general of the United Nations’ World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the U.N. had verified more than 250 attacks on health care facilities in Gaza and the West Bank, including hospitals, clinics, ambulances and patients, with five hospitals hit in the last week alone.The United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on Friday focused on the health crisis in Gaza, but the attacks on hospitals dominated the discussion. As the meeting began, U.N. officials and diplomats said they were receiving reports of fighting outside Rantisi Hospital and Al-Shifa Hospital, which was struck on Friday.“The situation on the ground is impossible to describe,” Dr. Tedros said. “Hospital corridors crammed with the injured, the sick, the dying. Morgues overflow...
‘Mean Girls’ Adaptation Trailer Inspires Mixed Reactions
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‘Mean Girls’ Adaptation Trailer Inspires Mixed Reactions

Paramount Pictures on Wednesday released a trailer for the film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Mean Girls,” which was itself an adaptation of the beloved 2004 movie about a girl trying to fit in with the popular crowd at her high school. The new film is due to hit theaters on Jan. 12.In the trailer, large pink-and-white block letters make clear to viewers that “this isn’t your mother’s Mean Girls.” Though the movie is positioned as “a new twist” on the original film, it still appears to include certain key moments, including the “Jingle Bell Rock” dance scene and the infamous pink “Burn Book” full of rumors and gossip about students at the fictional North Shore High School.The reactions to Wednesday’s trailer, which was posted across social media platforms, were mixed.It quickly becam...
Israel Expands Daily Gaza Combat Pauses, U.S. Says: Israel-Hamas War Live News
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Israel Expands Daily Gaza Combat Pauses, U.S. Says: Israel-Hamas War Live News

Moshe Ajami, a veteran Israeli archaeologist, has spent decades sifting through the country’s southern desert to excavate lost ruins that date back more than 2,000 years. But in the past couple of weeks, he has been focused on searching the ashes of homes burned down by Hamas terrorists during last month’s surprise attack, looking for the bones, blood and teeth of Israelis who remain missing.“As archaeologists, we are trained to identify human remains that others may miss,” said Mr. Ajami, the deputy head of Israel’s Antiquities Authority, during an interview in his office in Jerusalem.The soft-spoken Mr. Ajami is one of roughly 15 archaeologists, with experience in excavations ranging from ancient scrolls to buried tombs, who have mobilized to try to provide closure for Israelis still awa...
Prince Wardrobe Items Go Up for Auction
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Prince Wardrobe Items Go Up for Auction

Twenty years ago, Bertrand Brillois, a Parisian businessman, began contacting seamstresses, costume designers, fabric dyers, production assistants and others who had worked for Prince. He told them that he thought Prince was not only a musical genius but also a fashion icon, and he wanted to buy clothing, jewelry and other accessories designed or worn by him.The many items acquired by Mr. Brillois over the years included an ankle-length white cashmere coat that Prince had custom-made by a tailor in Nice, France, when he was filming the 1986 movie “Under the Cherry Moon.” The coat, along with more than 200 other items, is on sale as part of the Fashion of Prince, an online auction that is accepting bids through Nov. 16.The sale, held by RR Auction, also features one of Prince’s signature wa...
Israel-Hamas War: Live Updates and Latest News on Gaza
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Israel-Hamas War: Live Updates and Latest News on Gaza

Pocked with airstrike craters and lined by Israeli tanks and the shells of what used to be buildings, Salah al-Din Road is the only way to leave the northern part of Gaza for the south, where Israel has told civilians to go “for their own safety.”As Israeli forces intensify a ground assault into northern Gaza, thousands of desperate people are heading down the road during a daily window in which the Israeli military has said it will guarantee safe passage. The United Nations estimated that, through Tuesday, at least 40,000 people had walked out of northern Gaza toward the south, with 15,000 people making the trek on Tuesday alone.News photographs as well as a video released by the Israeli military on Wednesday afternoon, the fifth day the evacuation corridor was open, showed part of their ...
Surrogate mother for single men, if you live in Kolkata (India)
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Surrogate mother for single men, if you live in Kolkata (India)

The traditional family structure, which has existed for centuries as the cornerstone of child-rearing, is transforming in today's multicultural society. People are exploring new ways of forming families and having children, breaking free from the constraints of traditional norms. Single parents are taking on the challenge of raising children on their own, while same-sex couples are seeking alternative methods to build their families, as natural conception may not be an option. Thankfully, we live in an era of progress and inclusivity, where modern tools and technologies have opened up a world of possibilities, enabling individuals to pursue their family goals without encountering barriers or discrimination. Gestational Surrogacy for men and quality service  Family Aims is...
‘Modern Love Podcast’: Did I Fail as a Parent?
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‘Modern Love Podcast’: Did I Fail as a Parent?

Listen and follow Modern LoveApple Podcasts | Spotify‘I think what we did when we sent him away is we just delayed the inevitable. And the inevitable was very ugly.’Rick Reiss was scared for his teenage son, Gabriel. Gabe was struggling with depression and mood swings, and no amount of therapy or medication seemed to work.But when Gabe became violent, Rick wasn’t just scared for his son; he was scared of his son. Rick and his wife felt as if they had to do something drastic. So they made the decision to send Gabe to a wilderness therapy program.Nearly 18 years later, father and son talk about the decision that changed both of their lives and how their relationship has grown now that Gabe is an adult.You can read Rick’s original Modern Love essay, which came out in 2005, here.Modern Love is...
Israel-Hamas War: Live Updates and Latest News
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Israel-Hamas War: Live Updates and Latest News

They knew it would be perilous, but Jinan Al Salya and her family decided to heed Israeli directions to evacuate the northern Gaza Strip and head south. They hadn’t gone far on Saturday, she said, when they came under fire.They fled their car before a shell hit it, sending it and their luggage up in flames, Ms. Al Salya, 20, said in a telephone interview. The family returned north on foot, walking between bloody bodies sprawled along the road, she said.“It was a horror situation,” she said. “I’m in total shock.” Ms. Al Salya said she believed the shell that hit the car had been fired by an Israeli tank; the Israeli military declined to comment on the incident.Despite intensifying Israeli ground operations, continued air and artillery strikes, a mounting death toll and a critical lack of re...
6 Watches Outline the Industry’s Growth in Sustainability
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6 Watches Outline the Industry’s Growth in Sustainability

In 2017, when Karine Szegedi, a partner at Deloitte Switzerland, oversaw the company’s annual Swiss watch industry study, the hottest topics among brand executives were the strength of the Swiss franc, the Swiss Made label and smartwatches.At the time, sustainability wasn’t “even a conversation,” Ms. Szegedi said on a video call last month.Deloitte’s 2023 watch study, published in mid-October, said there had been a change: “Whereas in previous years brands have been investing in sustainability in response to external pressures — consumer behavior and considerations about brand image — our results this year show a positive shift in motivation. And it comes from within.”“Finally," Ms. Szegedi said, “the watch industry, or most of the larger players, have fully integrated sustainability into ...
Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israel Says It Has Isolated Gaza City
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Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Israel Says It Has Isolated Gaza City

The Israeli military announced that its forces had fully encircled Gaza City and were carrying out “a significant operation” in the Gaza Strip late Sunday, as the entire enclave was plunged into the same kind of widespread communications blackout that cut it off from the world during Israel’s initial ground invasion 10 days ago.“At this hour, we are carrying out a large attack on terrorist infrastructure both below and above ground,” Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, the Israeli military’s chief spokesman, said in a late-night briefing.Israel has described Gaza City, in the north of the enclave, as a center for Hamas’s military operations, and its encirclement of the city appeared aimed at cutting it off from the rest of the strip. “Essentially today there is a northern Gaza and a southern Gaza,” A...