Six In The Morning Wednesday 6 March 2024


Hunger death toll rises as famine looms

  • Calls to allow more aid into the Gaza Strip grow louder as health officials report more deaths from malnutrition and dehydration.
  • People in Gaza are waiting for the outcome of ceasefire talks amid continued Israeli attacks, our correspondent reports.

Another Israeli attack on aid seekers in Gaza City: Al Jazeera correspondent

Eight people have been wounded after Israeli forces fired live rounds at people waiting for humanitarian aid at the Nabulsi roundabout in the southwest of Gaza City, an Al Jazeera correspondent reports.

A week ago, at least 112 Palestinians waiting for food aid were killed and 760 wounded after being shot at by Israeli forces in Gaza in the same area. Since then, Israeli forces have committed several similar attacks on hungry Palestinians in Gaza City.

Yulia Navalnaya asks Russians to join anti-Putin polling station protest

Alexei Navalny’s widow urges supporters to arrive en masse at midday for presidential election to overwhelm polling stations

The widow of the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has called for people to protest against Vladimir Putin at polling booths in the forthcoming presidential election.

Yulia Navalnaya urged her supporters to protest against Putin by voting en masse at noon local time in the 17 March election, forming large crowds and overwhelming polling stations.

She said the action would also be a way to honour her late husband, who came up with the idea in one of his last public messages before his sudden death in an Arctic prison.

Strike forces Frankfurt Airport closure to departing flights

Frankfurt Airport will not allow departing passengers on Thursday due to a security strike. Some 25,000 employees are walking out, causing significant flight cancellations.

There will be no access to Frankfurt Airport for departing passengers on Thursday as Germany’s biggest airport is hit by strikes, the airport operator Fraport said on Wednesday.

Around 25,000 Lufthansa security staff represented by trade union Verdi are set to walk out again as wage talks remain stalled.

The staff are generally employed by private companies that check passengers, staff and luggage at the entrances to the security area on behalf of the German Federal Police.

Due to insufficient security checks, departing passengers will be unable to access the airport, explained a spokesperson for airport operator Fraport.

Line app operator told to rethink ties with S. Korea’s Naver

By NAOKO MURAI/ Staff Writer

March 6, 2024 at 17:25 JST

The communications ministry instructed the operator of the Line messaging app to consider reviewing its capital relationship with South Korea’s Naver Corp. over a massive leak of personal information through cyberattacks.

“We understand that more efforts are necessary to ensure security,” Takeshi Idezawa, president of service provider LY Corp., told reporters on March 5. “We want to take an immediate response based on the ministry’s guidance.”

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications issued the administrative guidance after LY said about 500,000 pieces of personal information, including those of Line users, were leaked due to cyberattacks.

Russian missile strike hits Odesa near where Zelensky met with Greek PM

Russian missile struck Odesa on Wednesday, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was in the Black Sea port city with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Five people were reported to have been killed in the strike, which came as the two leaders were getting into their cars after touring the city. Neither of the men were injured but Zelensky said he was close enough to have seen and heard the strike.

“We saw this strike today. You can see who we are dealing with, they don’t care where they strike. I know that there were victims today, I don’t know all the details yet, but I know that there are dead and wounded,” Zelensky said from Odesa on Wednesday.

Haiti gang leader threatens ‘civil war’ if PM does not resign

By Vanessa Buschschlüter, BBC News

The gang leader behind the violence blighting the Haitian capital has warned there will be a “civil war” if Haiti’s prime minister, Ariel Henry, does not step down.

Jimmy “Barbecue” Chérizier made the threat as members of his gang tried to seize the capital’s airport to stop Mr Henry from returning from abroad.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said the situation was “beyond untenable”.

Thousands of Haitians have had to flee.

Aid groups say about 15,000 people, among them many young children, have been displaced from their homes in recent weeks.