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Putin’s forces edge closer to encircling Ukraine troops in east

Western military analysts see the battle for Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk as a potential turning point in the war, now that Russia has redefined its principal objective as capturing the east.

Trans-Barbie: Transgender doll joins the Barbie family

Toy giant Mattel has designed the doll in the image of Laverne Cox, the transgender star of the US prison comedy drama Orange is the New Black. 

Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault in UK

Hollywood star Kevin Spacey has been charged in UK with four counts of sexual assault

US confirms new monkeypox cases in 7 states, apparent local spread

Most of the infections detected globally so far have not been severe. Symptoms include fever and a distinctive bumpy rash.

‘Trust and respect’: In call, Macron agrees to rebuild ties with Australia

Macron reminded PM Albanese of the “deep breach of trust” which had occurred in an ugly chapter in Franco-Australian relations last year following the cancellation of a $90 billion submarine contract.

One hour passed before police entered Uvalde school, authorities say, public anger grows

The newly detailed account came hours after videos emerged showing desperate parents outside Robb Elementary School during the attack, imploring officers maintaining a perimeter to storm the building.

Domestic terrorism bill blocked in the US senate amid mass shootings

Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in a Buffalo supermarket and an elementary school in Uvalde has failed in the US Senate.

Ray Liotta, star of Goodfellas, dies at 67

The actor, best known for his menacing, tough-guy roles, died at the age of 67 in the Dominican Republic.

Actor Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault

The actor has been charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men.

From the Archives, 1977: Freedom after four days of terror

45 years ago, South Moluccan terrorists unexpectedly released a group of child hostages after a four-day ordeal in the Netherlands.

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