RT News - February 24, 2020 (17:00 MSK)
A historic legal hearing begins in London, to determine whether Julian Assange will be extradited to the US - where the Wikileaks founder's wanted on hacking and espionage charges. Israel carries out air strikes on Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza and Damascus, after an exchange of hostilities with the group's militants in the besieged Palestinian enclave. The flare-up comes after the IDF shot dead one of the Islamist movement's member near the Gaza separation fence on Sunday, dragging away his body with a bulldozer. As coronavirus cases spike outside China, Moscow emphatically rejects accusations it's been waging an online disinformation campaign - and undermining the global response to the epidemic.