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Israel has approved opening two humanitarian aid routes into Gaza following a strike on a food charity – which killed 7 aid workers, including three British ex-servicemen. Since the attack on the World Central Kitchen (WCK) charities have been pausing aid going into the territory due to concerns over staff safety.

Australia’s leading television network has refuted claims that it engaged in the payment of sex workers and illegal substances to secure an interview with an alleged rapist. Former Seven Network producer Taylor Auerbach made the allegations while providing testimony in a defamation lawsuit.

A member of the Israeli cabinet has rejected allegations that Israeli forces intentionally targeted seven aid workers from World Central Kitchen (WCK) in Gaza. José Andrés, the founder of WCK, has accused Israel of systematically targeting his team members, vehicle by vehicle.

In response to a recent surge in gang violence, tens of thousands of individuals have evacuated the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, in recent weeks. According to UN estimates, over 53,000 people have left the city of 3 million between March 8th and March 27th.

Taiwan has been struck by its most powerful earthquake in 25 years, killing at least seven and injuring at least 700. The 7.7 magnitude caused buildings to collapse, power outages and landslides on the island. The quake has sparked tsunami warnings in southern Japan and the Philippines. 

A devastating fire has claimed the lives of at least 29 individuals and left one person injured at a nightclub in Turkey. The Masquerade nightclub, situated in the basement of a high-rise building, became engulfed in flames shortly after midday, according to Istanbul governor Davut Gül. 

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards report that seven officers have lost their lives in an Israeli airstrike targeting the Iranian consulate building in Damascus, the capital of Syria. Among the deceased are Brig-Gen Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a high-ranking commander of the elite Quds Force, and Brig-Gen Mohammad Hadi Haji-Rahimi, his deputy.

The World Central Kitchen (WCK) has said they will suspend operations in Gaza following the death of seven of its workers in Israeli air strikes. The WCK says the workers killed were British, Australian, Polish, Palestinian and a dual US-Canadian citizen.

The international food charity said the workers were part of an aid convoy leaving a warehouse in central Gaza.

Donald Trump has posted a $175m (£140m) bond in his New York civil fraud case. The former US president was originally ordered to pay the full $464m judgement against him but an appeals court said he could pay the smaller sum within 10 days. 

Five packages wrapped in plastic, suspected to contain cocaine, have washed ashore on Sydney beaches. Discovered by beach visitors at Freshwater and Curl Curl on Monday, these parcels, totalling 5kg in weight, were confiscated by law enforcement.