Latest news headlines for Saturday February 10, 2024 – Israeli airstrikes resulted in the deaths of at least 44 Palestinians, including over a dozen children, in the southern Gaza city of Rafah on Saturday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for the military to plan the evacuation of hundreds of thousands before a potential ground invasion heightened panic and drew diplomatic warnings. With more than half of Gaza’s 2.3 million residents concentrated in Rafah, following Israeli evacuation orders covering two-thirds of the territory, the next safe destination remains uncertain.

At least seven people lost their lives in Russian drone strikes on a gas station in the frontline city of Kharkiv overnight Saturday. The attack sparked a massive fire, destroying 15 homes.

Among the casualties were three children from the same family, including a 4-year-old boy and a 6-month-old baby. Kharkiv Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported three additional injuries, prompting the establishment of an emergency operations center. The governor appealed for building materials, clothes, and personal hygiene products to aid the victims.

Amid public outcry over a controversial pardon, Hungary’s conservative president, Katalin Novák, resigned.

The pardon, granted to a man convicted as an accomplice in a child sexual abuse case, triggered a political scandal for the long-serving nationalist government. Novák, 46, announced her resignation in a televised message, succumbing to over a week of public outrage following revelations about the pardon issued in April 2023.

Joel Greenberg, a former close associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz sentenced to 11 years in prison, is cooperating with the House Ethics Committee probe into the Florida congressman.

Greenberg, a key witness in the Justice Department’s probe into Gaetz, which concluded without charges, has been in contact with the Ethics Committee for weeks. He has provided documents related to the case, according to sources familiar with the committee’s work.

A small plane crashed onto a Florida highway Friday afternoon, resulting in at least two confirmed fatalities.

The crash occurred near Naples around 3:15 p.m. ET, following reported dual engine failure. The aircraft collided with a vehicle on Interstate 75, as stated by the Federal Aviation Administration and confirmed by the Florida Highway Patrol. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office reported the two fatalities.

An illness outbreak aboard a Cunard Cruise Line ship has affected at least 154 people with symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On the Queen Victoria cruise, 129 passengers and 25 crew members reported illness during the voyage, marking an increase of 15 since the initial report on Feb. 1. The cause of the gastrointestinal disease outbreak is currently unknown.

New data from the New York Federal Reserve Bank reveals that strong financial market performance, particularly in the stock market in 2021, further entrenched wealth inequality during the pandemic.

The report indicates that the real net worth of white individuals outpaced that of Black and Hispanic individuals by 30 and 9 percentage points, respectively, from the first quarter of 2019 through the second quarter of 2023.

Nominees for the 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction include Mariah Carey, Cher, Lenny Kravitz, the late Sinéad O’Connor, and Ozzy Osbourne, dubbed heavy metal’s Prince of Darkness.

The diverse list also features Britpoppers Oasis, pop-soul sensation Sade, and others. Osbourne, a solo artist this time, had previously entered the hall with Black Sabbath. Ten of the 15 nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including Carey, Cher, Foreigner, Frampton, Kool & the Gang, Kravitz, Oasis, O’Connor, Sade, and Osbourne.

In Britain, a doctor experienced a heartwarming reunion with her diamond ring after the valuable item embarked on an unexpected nearly 100-mile journey tucked away in the pocket of a pair of scrubs.

Suraj Shah, an anesthetics registrar at the Royal Free Hospital in London, shared that he wore a freshly-laundered set of scrubs as he prepared for his shift.

The hospital’s facilities team reached out to its laundry service and made a surprising discovery – a doctor had reported a missing ring after inadvertently leaving it in the pocket of her scrubs at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust in Bury St. Edmunds, nearly 100 miles away.

Radhika Ramasamy, a consultant anesthetist, explained that she had placed the ring in her pocket approximately five days before its serendipitous discovery by Shah.

Overjoyed at the reunion, Ramasamy expressed gratitude for the incredible team effort involved in tracking her down and returning the ring.

“I know it’s been an incredible team effort, and I am so appreciative of how so many people have gone the extra mile to track me down and return it to me,” she said.