October 17, 2023: International Current Affairs MCQs News
6. After ordering Gazans to border, Israel shells Rafah
The Israeli military on Monday struck the area of Rafah border crossing with Egypt, where thousands of Palestinians hoping to cross to safety have been gathering for the past several days.
Cairo said the Rafah crossing is not officially closed, but was made inoperable due to Israeli air strikes on the Gaza side
7. Serbia-Kosovo dialogue urged as Balkan summit opens
European leaders urged dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia after a recent spike in tensions, as a regional Balkan summit opened on Monday in the Albanian capital Tirana.
Following the killing of a Kosovo police officer and three Serb gunmen in clashes in Kosovo`s volatile north, simmering friction escalated to the highest level in years
8. France to expedite expulsion of `radicalised` foreigners
France said on Monday it would speed up the expulsion of radicalised foreigners and beef up a draft immigration law as the government faces stiff criticism from the right after Friday`s fatal stabbing of a teacher.
The attack, in which 20-year-old Mohamed M, who was monitored by police as a possible security risk, killed teacher Dominique Bernard, prompted the government to put the country on its highest security alert and deploy thousands of troops
9. UN to vote on Russian, Brazilian resolutions
The United Nations Security Council was due to vote on Monday (early Tuesday morning in Pakistan) on rival draft resolutions on Israel and Gaza that focus largely on the humanitarian situation, but it was unclear whether either stood a chance of being adopted.
The draft texts have been submitted by Russia and Brazil. A resolution needs at least nine of the 15 members` votes to pass and no vetoes by Britain, China, France, Russia or the United States, the council`s five permanent members
October 17, 2023: Sports Current Affairs MCQs News
10. Cricket among five sports approved for 2028 Olympics
Cricket and flag football were among five sports added to the programme for the 2028 Los Angeles Games on Monday after being approved by the International Olympic Committee as it looks to tap into new global audiences.
Lacrosse, squash and baseball softball were also approved at an IOC meeting in Mumbai, having been proposed by 2028 organisers
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