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As a frenzy of speculation grips Britain’s royal family, a look at recent events that have fueled rumors

2024 hasn't been a good year for Britain's royals so far. Here is a timeline of recent events.

Russia fires 31 missiles at Kyiv in the first attack in 44 days, and 13 people are hurt

Survivors, some of them in tears and visibly shaken as emergency workers treated them in the street, recounted narrow escapes.

A firework is lit, a boy is shot. Israel’s use of deadly force against Palestinians is scrutinized.

A clip of Rami Halhouli’s final moments has been circulating on social media for days. Human rights activists say it shines a light on the surge of Palestinians — including dozens of children — who have been killed without justification by Israeli forces.

EU leaders gather with Ukraine ammunition production and Gaza aid at the top of their agenda

Ahead of the summit in Brussels, EU Council President Charles Michel said the Europeans "face a pivotal moment. Urgency, intensity and unwavering determination are imperative."

Weeping, weak, and soaked, dozens of Rohingya refugees rescued after night on hull of capsized boat

An Indonesian search and rescue ship has located a capsized wooden boat that had been carrying dozens of Rohingya Muslim refugees, and began pulling survivors who had been standing on its hull to safety.

Portugal’s center-right wins an election but surging populists want a say in the government

Results published late Wednesday after votes from abroad were counted to decide the last four lawmakers from the March 10 balloting gave the Democratic Alliance a final tally of 80 seats in the 230-seat National Assembly, Portugal’s parliament.

UN says e-waste from trashed electric devices is piling up and recycling isn’t keeping pace

In a report released Wednesday, the UN’s International Telecommunications Union and research arm UNITAR said some 62 million tons of “e-waste” was generated in 2022, enough to fill tractor-trailers that could be lined up bumper to bumper around the globe.

Congress seeks to bar funding for UN agency for Palestinians

The United States would cut off funding for the main United Nations agency that provides aid to Palestinians in Gaza under a spending agreement on track to soon become law, according to two people familiar with the plan.