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In a breaking news update, a powerful cyclone named Mocha is set to strike Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The cyclone, equivalent to a category 3 hurricane with winds of great intensity, is expected to bring heavy rainfall and trigger landslides in the region.

Aid workers have taken to the coast, using loudspeakers to urge residents of refugee camps to seek shelter and safety.

Of particular concern is the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh, which is home to nearly 1 million Rohingya.

The camp consists of flimsy makeshift shelters, making the residents vulnerable to the impending storm.

In preparation, the United Nations, the World Food Program, and the World Health Organization have dispatched resources and assistance to aid in disaster relief efforts.

Meanwhile, in the Middle East, Egypt has announced that it has brokered a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants.

This development comes in the wake of five consecutive days of violent clashes, during which Israeli jets launched airstrikes on Gaza, resulting in the destruction of several buildings.

In response, Palestinians fired rockets into Israel and the occupied West Bank.

Tragically, the confrontations have claimed the lives of at least 33 Palestinians and two Israelis since Tuesday.

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy recently held a meeting with Pope Francis during his visit to Rome.

Italian officials have pledged continued military aid to Ukraine, despite some members of Italy’s coalition government expressing support for Russia.

President Zelenskyy’s diplomatic efforts have been described by Ukrainian officials as counterproductive, but he remains committed to seeking peace.

His next stop is expected to be Berlin, where Germany has announced its largest military aid package of the war, worth over three billion dollars.

The aid package includes weapons such as tanks and anti-aircraft systems.

In North Carolina, Democratic Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed a state ban on almost all abortions after 12 weeks.

However, Republicans, who hold veto-proof majorities in both chambers of the state legislature, are expected to challenge the veto and attempt an override.

In sports news, WNBA star Brittney Griner made her first appearance in a game since her release from a Russian prison.

Playing for the Phoenix Mercury in a preseason contest, she scored 10 points and secured three rebounds in her 17-minute performance.

Griner had been detained in Russia throughout the entire 2022 season.

Expressing her emotions, she revealed that hearing the pregame Star-Spangled Banner had a profound impact on her.

Stay tuned to PBS News Weekend for upcoming stories, including a report on the declining citrus harvest in Florida and a documentary capturing the resilience and determination of Ukrainians fighting for their country.

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