Ukrainian forces may have to retreat from their last pocket in the Luhansk region to avoid being captured, a Ukrainian official said, as Russian troops press an advance in the east that has shifted the momentum of the three-month-old war. ...Gaidai said 90% of buildings in the town were damaged. ... The StandardChannel. IOSAndroid ... More>>.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia blocked the U.N.Security Council from issuing a statement Friday expressing concern at the violence and serious humanitarian situation in Myanmar and the “limited progress” on implementing a regional plan to restore peace to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation, diplomats said Friday evening ...China’s U.N.
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, “Please send the police now,” as nearly 20 officers waited in the hallway for more than 45 minutes, authorities said Friday ... READ MORE ... “It was the wrong decision,” he said ... .
Among them were soldiers as well as civilians, the head of the local military administration, Oleksandr Stryuk, said on Friday. Many people have also fled. Of the former 130,000 inhabitants, only about a 10th are still there ... Not far from the city limits, however, there is already fierce fighting ... This information could not be verified at first ... GNA. .
By Arathy Somasekhar and Kanishka Singh. HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Former PresidentDonald Trump on Friday argued the United States should make it easier to confine "deranged" people and eliminate gun-free school zones after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers this week at a Texas school ... Read more ... .
KYIV/POPASNA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian forces in eastern Ukraine captured the centre of the railway hub town of Lyman and encircled most of Sievierodonetsk, Ukrainian officials acknowledged on Friday, as Kyiv’s forces fell back in the face of Moscow’s biggest advance for weeks ... “I just have to fix the window somehow ... U.S ... .
Fusako Shigenobu, who co-founded the once-feared armed group Japanese Red Army, was released from prison on Saturday after serving a 20-year sentence and she apologised for hurting innocent people ... Shigenobu left the prison in Tokyo in a black car with her daughter as several supporters held a banner saying, “We love Fusako” ... Coordinated operations ... .
UVALDE, Texas (Reuters) -Panicked children and teachers placed half a dozen calls to 911 emergency services from the Texas classrooms where a massacre was unfolding, pleading for police to intervene, while roughly 20 officers waited in a hallway for nearly an hour before entering the room, authorities said on Friday ... One student called at 12.47 p.m.
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