Jerusalem – Israel is attacking more than 450 military targets of the Islamist organization Hamas in Gaza after announcing that the war has entered a “second phase” with the beginning of the invasion of the Palestinian strip.
Rafah (Gaza) – For a day and a half, Gaza has been without internet or telephones, crucial for knowing where Israel’s bombs are falling, calling emergency services and contacting relatives in the Palestinian enclave. By Anas Baba. (photo)(video)
Acapulco (Mexico) – The death toll from the devastating passage of Hurricane Otis rises provisionally to 39 in Acapulco, where frustration and desperation spread among its inhabitants.
Santa Helena do Inglês (Brazil) – A drought that has left several rivers in the Amazon basin at their lowest levels in 120 years is isolating several villages in Brazil and threatening people’s livelihoods. by Jon Martín Cullell. (SENT)
Kiev/Moscow – The Russian army continues its advance to envelop Ukrainian troops defending Avdivka in a battle that also depends on the success of Kiev’s counteroffensive in other sectors of the front. (LATE) (photo) (video)
Turkey 100th Anniversary
Istanbul – Turkey is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the secular republic with a large naval and air parade in the Bosphorus area, but with little enthusiasm from the Islamist government and criticism from the opposition. By Ilya U. Topper. (SENT)
MEXICO DAY OF THE DEAD
Mexico City – Mexican sellers of flowers and Day of the Dead souvenirs are confident their sales will revive this year, when a record number of tourists is expected, after three marred by the pandemic. By Javier Moral Ruiz.
Bogotá – Colombians are electing mayors, governors, municipal councils and ward assemblies, in elections that will serve to see if the left also consolidates as a force at the local and regional level.
Rome – The Pope celebrates the closing Mass of the Synod, the gathering of bishops and laity that has been celebrated throughout the month of October.
Beijing – The Xiangshan Security Forum will be held in Beijing, which, according to the Asian country’s state press, will be attended by defense representatives from countries such as Russia and the United States.
Kathmandu – UN Secretary General António Guterres arrives in Nepal as part of an official visit.
Rabat – The Commission to Monitor the Recommendations of the National Debate on Serious Violations of Human Rights is organizing a symbolic sit-in on the occasion of Kidnapping Day.
Casablanca (Morocco) – The Moroccan Front in Support of Palestine and Against Normalization is calling for a demonstration in Casablanca to protest Israel’s “genocide” of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.