Israeli soldiers prepare for a invasion of the Gaza strip.

Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

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In anticipation of its ground invasion, what action by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has drawn criticism from the United Nations and humanitarian organizations?

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With a recent approval by UK regulators, which tech giant has completed its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, its biggest acquisition ever?

Microsoft has been actively seeking to diversify its business beyond its traditional areas such as software and cloud services. The acquisition of Activision Blizzard, a leading video game publisher, is seen as a significant step in this direction. Activision Blizzard makes major franchises like Call of Duty and Warcraft.

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Following Steve Scalise's withdrawal, who is now the Republican nominee for House speaker, despite facing significant opposition within his own party?

Jim Jordan won the nomination in a secret ballot, but his path to securing the position is complicated. Despite his popularity with the base and endorsement from Donald Trump, Jordan faces significant opposition within his party, with 55 Republicans voting against him in a second ballot.

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The Republican attorney general of Louisiana won this election over the weekend, flipping a position held by a Democrat since 2016.

With the backing of former President Trump, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, a hard-right Republican, won the state's gubernatorial race. This victory marks the first time Republicans control the top executive office in Louisiana since 2016.

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Due to supply chain shocks from the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war, this industry is facing a critical shortage, leading to increased food prices and malnutrition in Africa and parts of Asia.

The fertilizer industry is facing a critical shortage due to limited supply of ingredients such as potassium and increased energy prices. The cost of fertilizer has more than doubled in Nigeria and 13 other countries, leading to diminished crop yields and increased food insecurity.