Armed gangs stormed prisons, leading to thousands of freed inmates. Also: fake AI images being used to falsely portray black voters alongside Donald Trump, and a joint US-Russian crew blasts off for the International Space Station.
The US Vice President calls for an immediate ceasefire saying that Palestinians had suffered too much for too long. Also: armed gangs in Haiti have stormed a prison, helping up to four-thousand inmates escape, and the mystery of star dunes is solved.
A bonus episode from The Global Story podcast. Trump’s trouble with abortion. The Global Story brings you one big story every weekday, making sense of the news with our experts around the world. Insights you can trust, from the BBC, with Katya Adler. For more, go to bbcworldservice.com/globalstory or search for The Global Story wherever you get your BBC podcasts.
It comes amid a growing humanitarian catastrophe in the heavily populated territory after months of Israeli military operations against Hamas. Also: Germany launches an investigation into an apparent intercept of its military officers discussing sensitive details about the conflict in Ukraine, and the American fashion icon, Iris Apfel, dies at the age of 102.
This week, a former professor donates $1 billion to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Also: the felines and felons providing mutual support in Chile, and do apes have a sense of humour?