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Belgorod: Shelling in Russian border region kills two, governor says (4 hours old)

Two women were killed by shrapnel as they travelled in a car, officials say.

German row over jail term for woman who attacked neo-Nazis (1 hour 44 minutes old)

Lina E's conviction has angered Germany's far left, but the right is furious she is free pending appeal.

Joe Biden 'fine' after fall on stage in Colorado (8 hours old)

Officials say the 80-year-old president stumbled on a sandbag while handing out diplomas at a graduation ceremony in Colorado.

Senate passes US debt ceiling deal, averting a US default (12 hours old)

President Joe Biden will now sign the measure into law, staving off worldwide economic chaos.

Huge sandstorm sweeps across Suez Canal in Egypt (4 hours old)

Two of the canal's ports were closed as parts of Egypt were engulfed by dust and sand.

Ben Roberts-Smith case: Will Australia see a war crimes reckoning? (7 hours old)

A court has upheld reports that a top soldier killed unarmed Afghans - but wider questions remain.

US Air Force denies AI drone attacked operator in test (1 hour 45 minutes old)

A virtual experiment was described by a senior official at a conference, but he now says he "mis-spoke".

Iran prisoner spends 1,000 days in solitary confinement (5 hours old)

Amnesty International says Vahid Afkari was wrongly convicted and should be immediately released.

How referee got accosted by irate fans after Euro final... in 60 seconds (2 hours old)

Anthony Taylor is a target of fans' frustrations after Jose Mourinho's side lose the Europa League on penalties.

Brics ministers call for rebalancing of global order away from West (13 hours old)

The talks attended by Russia in South Africa are clouded by allegations of war crimes in Ukraine.

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Author Ama Ata Aidoo, ‘an inspiration to feminists everywhere’, dies aged 81 (1 hour 48 minutes old)

The Ghanaian playwright and novelist, who also served as her country’s education minister, focused on the modern African womanThe Ghanaian writer and academic Ama Ata Aidoo, whose work focused on the modern African woman, has died aged 81.Ata Aidoo, whose fans included Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, rejected the idea of what she described as a “western perception that the African female is a downtrodden wretch”, said the BBC. Continue reading...

Home Office could forcibly separate non-cohabiting couple before their wedding (2 hours old)

Youssef Mikhaiel is at risk of forced removal to Egypt before he marries Sarah BradleyA couple planning to marry soon could be forcibly separated by the Home Office because they are not cohabiting before their wedding.Sarah Bradley, 29, a British digital marketing teacher, and Youssef Mikhaiel, 28, an Egyptian man who graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in aeronautical engineering, met in February 2022 through a Christian dating app. Continue reading...

Sudan: 27 reported killed in shelling of market in poor area south of Khartoum (20 hours old)

Tanks believed to have attacked area residents say is not close to any military targetTwenty-seven people have been killed and 106 injured after a market in a poor area south of Khartoum was shelled, according to local residents.Six tank shells were fired from al-Shajara, one of the few areas the army controls in the Sudanese capital, towards the neighbourhood of Mayo, residents said. Continue reading...

Burkina Faso is the world’s ‘most neglected crisis’ as focus remains on Ukraine (1 day old)

Chronic emergencies in Africa are being ignored while Ukraine dominates headlines and receives more funding, says NGOThe displacement of 2 million people in Burkina Faso has been named the world’s most neglected crisis, while the world’s attention and aid has been focused on Ukraine, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).Burkina Faso has endured five years of conflict with militias – who have attacked water sources and forced school closures – now controlling up to 40% of the country’s territory. Continue reading...

Zimbabwe outlaws criticism of government before August elections (1 day old)

New law that criminalises ‘wilfully damaging’ country’s national interest raises fears of crackdown on dissentZimbabwe’s parliament has outlawed criticism of the government before presidential and parliamentary elections in August, with violations of a new law punishable by up to 20 years in jail.The criminal law code amendment bill, widely known as the “patriotic bill”, contains a clause that criminalises “wilfully damaging the sovereignty and national interest of Zimbabwe”. Continue reading...

At least 60 children die trapped in Khartoum orphanage amid Sudan conflict (1 day old)

Infants, toddlers and older children died from fever or lack of food while trapped in deteriorating conditionsAt least 60 infants, toddlers and older children have perished over the past six weeks while trapped in harrowing conditions in an orphanage in Sudan’s capital as fighting raged outside.Most died from lack of food and from fever. Twenty-six died in two days over the weekend. Continue reading...

The multinational companies that industrialised the Amazon rainforest (3 hours old)

Analysis shows handful of corporations extract tens of billions of dollars of raw materials a year – and their commitments to restoration vary greatlyA handful of global giants dominate the industrialisation of the Amazon rainforest, extracting tens of billions of dollars of raw materials every year, according to an analysis that highlights how much value is being sucked out of the region with relatively little going back in.But even as the pace of deforestation hits record highs while standards of living in the Amazon are among the lowest in Brazil, the true scale of extraction remains unknow[...]

More than 800m Amazon trees felled in six years to meet beef demand (3 hours old)

Investigation involving Guardian shows systematic and vast forest loss linked to cattle farming in BrazilMore than 800m trees have been cut down in the Amazon rainforest in just six years to feed the world’s appetite for Brazilian beef, according to a new investigation, despite dire warnings about the forest’s importance in fighting the climate crisis.A data-driven investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ), the Guardian, Repórter Brasil and Forbidden Stories shows systematic and vast forest loss linked to cattle farming. Continue reading...

Nova Scotia: fears extreme heat and strong winds could worsen wildfires (1 day old)

Officials say combination of high temperatures and stiff breezes could lead to ‘extreme fire behaviour’ in Maritime provinceOfficials in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia say a day of blistering heat, strong winds and low humidity could lead to “extreme fire behaviour” as they work to control wildfires that have forced more than 20,000 people from their homes.Fire crews said on Thursday they were concerned about a phenomenon known as “crossover”, which occurs when temperature rises above 30C, humidity drops below 30% and winds exceed 30km/h. Continue reading...

Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira will not be forgotten, vows Brazil’s Lula (1 day old)

President says last year’s killings were result of ‘encouragement of anarchy’ in Amazon under BolsonaroDom Phillips and Bruno Pereira will not be forgotten, Brazil’s president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has vowed, blaming their killings a year ago on the Amazonian “anarchy” unleashed under his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro.Phillips, a British journalist, and Pereira, a Brazilian Indigenous expert, were shot dead by a group of illegal fishers on 5 June last year while travelling in the remote Javari valley near Brazil’s border with Colombia and Peru. Continue reading...

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