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Hard Numbers: Aid corridor, Starving in Sudan, Iran the executioner, Uber-vaccinated in Deutschland, Nightmarish sea lizard

Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen

230: The government of Cyprus, just 230 miles from Gaza, has proposed the establishment of a one-way maritime corridor to provide uninterrupted aid to Palestinian civilians trapped there. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will travel to the island nation later this week to discuss the plan.


25 million: The World Food Program warns that war in Sudan now threatens the food security of 25 million people in Sudan, South Sudan, and Chad, making it the world’s largest hunger crisis.

834: A new report from the Norway-based Iran Human Rights organization says Iran executed at least 834 people in 2023, the highest total in two decades and a 435 surge from the previous year. Iranian authorities have faced large recent protests over its repressive social policies.

217: According to the Lancet, a medical journal, a 62-year-old German man who voluntarily received 217 coronavirus jabs over 29 months has shown “no signs” of COVID-19 and has not suffered vaccine-related side effects. #SeemsExcessive

26: Scientists have discovered fossils belonging to a "nightmarish" 26-foot-long sea lizard with “dagger-like” teeth that stalked the world’s oceans 66 million years ago. We’re curious whether the inevitable Hollywood blockbuster will be a horror film or an animated musical.

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