Australia T20 captain retires from international cricket
BBC reported that former Australia white-ball captain Aaron Finch has announced his retirement from international cricket.
Opening batter Finch, 36, was Australia’s T20 captain, having retired from one-day internationals in September..
He represented Australia in five Tests, 146 one-day internationals and 103 T20s, leading them to their first T20 World Cup title in 2021.
Finch said it had been “incredible honour” to play for Australia.
He is set to continue playing in domestic T20 competitions, including in the Big Bash League (BBL) for Melbourne Renegades.
Israel defence minister fired in legal reform row
BBC reported that Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant has been sacked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after calling for the scrapping of controversial plans to overhaul the justice system.
Netanyahu summoned Gallant to a meeting and told him he no longer had faith in him as defence minister. The plan to limit the powers of the judiciary led to months of protests. Tens of thousands of protestors returned to the streets on Sunday night following Mr Gallant’s dismissal.
The leaders of the protest accuse Netanyahu of behaving like a dictator and destroying the security of Israel.
US Vice President Kamala Harris in Africa to boost ties
Vice President Kamala Harris has said that the United States will increase investment in Africa and help spur economic growth as she began a week-long tour of the continent aimed at countering the influence of rivals Russia and China.
China has invested heavily in Africa in recent decades, including in infrastructure and resource development, while Russian influence has also grown, including through the deployment of troops from the private military contractor Wagner Group in several countries.
Mississippi tornado kills 24 and brings devastation to US state
BBC reported that Search and rescue efforts are under way after one of the deadliest tornadoes to have ever hit the US state of Mississippi.
At least 24 people have died following Friday night’s tornado, with more thought to be trapped under the rubble of destroyed buildings. The twister caused devastation in several rural towns, tearing down trees and power lines.Several southern states are also braced for powerful storms.
The storm system which ripped through Mississippi produced a tornado that has caused catastrophic damage to communities across the state. The biggest twister obliterated dozens of buildings in several small towns, flipping cars on their sides and toppling power lines.
One of those small towns, Rolling Fork, located in Sharkey County in western Mississippi, has essentially been wiped out, according to its mayor.
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