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UK’s final Sudan evacuation flight leaves the country

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UK’s final evacuation flight departs Sudan as the United Nations calls for humanitarian corridors

 
The final UK evacuation flight has now left Sudan.

The Foreign Office says the last flight has left Port Sudan and no more will be running.

The airlift began amid a tentative ceasefire last week and has seen more than 2,300 people rescued.

Meanwhile, the United Nations aid chief is calling for face-to-face meetings with Sudan’s warring parties to secure the safe passage of humanitarian assistance.

The fighting in Sudan erupted on April 15 and is involves two rival groups: the Sudanese army and a paramilitary Rapid Support Force, known as the RSF.

About one-third of Sudan’s population of 46 million was already in need of humanitarian assistance before the current conflict began.

As it stands, the fighting has displaced hundreds of thousands internally, and there doesn’t seem to be an immediate end in sight.

On top of this, the UN fears the violence risks causing a humanitarian catastrophe that could spill over into other countries.

Several agency staff have already lost their lives in the conflict. #trending #featured

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China conducts ‘punishment’ war games near Taiwan

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China initiated military ‘punishment’ exercises in the waters surrounding Taiwan in response to the newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

These drills come amid escalating tensions in the region, with Beijing asserting its sovereignty over Taiwan, denouncing the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te and labelling this one of several “separatist acts”, as reported by Reuters.

These military manoeuvres are seen as a show of force and a warning to Taiwan and its supporters against any moves perceived as challenging China’s territorial claims.

President Lai has repeatedly offered talks with China but has been rebuffed.

He says only Taiwan’s people can decide their future, and rejects Beijing’s sovereignty claims.

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Apple Music’s controversial top 10 albums of all time

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Apple Music has released its highly anticipated “100 Best Albums of All Time” list, with the top 10 rankings causing a bittersweet symphony of destruction for some music lovers.

The list was curated by a panel of experts and based on various factors including cultural impact, critical acclaim, and commercial success, with the aim to celebrate the most influential and timeless albums across genres.

As reported by the official Apple Music Newsroom blog post, the top ten best albums of all time are the following:

10. Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé

9. Nevermind (1991), Nirvana 

8. Back to Black (2006), Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012), Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde (2016), Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain (1984), Prince & The Revolution

3. Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles

2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill

In other news, Apple recently became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before falling just below that milestone, as reported by Reuters.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health

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Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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