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Russia pounds Ukraine's Kharkiv, presses Donbas assault

Ukraine's second city Kharkiv on Friday reeled from a deadly onslaught of Russian shelling as Moscow pressed its offensive to capture key points in the eastern Donbas region with more bombing of residential areas. The pounding of Kharkiv, which according to local officials left at least nine people dead, raised fears that Russia had not lost interest in the city even after Ukraine took back control after fierce battles.

27 May 2022 3:22 pm
Ukraine needs to face reality and talk to Putin: Zelenskyy

There are things to discuss with the Russian leader. I'm not telling you that to me our people are eager to talk to him, but we have to face the realities of what we are living through, Zelenskyy said in an address to an Indonesian think tank.

27 May 2022 3:01 pm
Hong Kong's incoming leader John Lee to travel to Beijing

The meeting will be John Lee's first with China's top officials since he won the uncontested leadership election on May 8 with 99.2% of all votes from an election committee that is largely made up of pro-Beijing members. A government statement confirmed that Lee will go to Beijing with his private secretary and press secretary, as well as his wife.

27 May 2022 12:51 pm
Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer, DNY, tried to nudge Republicans into taking up a domestic terrorism bill that had cleared the House quickly last week after mass shootings at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, and a church in Southern California targeting people of color. He said it could become the basis for negotiation.

27 May 2022 10:11 am
Beijing city offers elderly Covid shot-related health insurance to ease hesitancy

China's capital is offering elderly residents state-backed insurance for medical accidents linked to COVID-19 shots to ease vaccination hesitancy among those most vulnerable, as Beijing ramps up inoculations during its worst outbreak.

27 May 2022 8:40 am
Russian shelling kills nine in Kharkiv: Regional governor

Nine people were killed in fresh Russian shelling on Ukraine's second city Kharkiv Thursday, a regional official said, where many have returned after Russia's attempts to capture the eastern city were repelled. Russian shelling in Kharkiv today left nine civilians dead, regional governor Oleg Sinegubov said on social media. A five-month-old child as well as her father were among the dead, while her mother was gravely wounded, he added.

27 May 2022 2:05 am
Over 200 cases of monkeypox worldwide: Key points

The strain circulating globally is thought to have a fatality rate of around 1%, although effective vaccines and treatments are available.

26 May 2022 11:08 pm
More UK Conservatives pull support from Boris Johnson over 'partygate'

A day after the report was published, describing a boozy culture at his Downing Street office during lockdowns, Conservative lawmakers John Baron, David Simmonds and Stephen Hammond said they could no longer support the prime minister.

26 May 2022 9:21 pm
Strong earthquake of magnitude 7.2 strikes Peru, no reports of damage or casualties

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck the Tirapata region of southern Peru on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake was at a depth of 212 km (132 miles), USGS said.

26 May 2022 7:36 pm
Russian shelling kills at least four in Ukraine's Kharkiv

At least four civilians were killed and several wounded in Russian shelling of the city of Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine on Thursday, local authorities said.

26 May 2022 7:10 pm
Two Russian soldiers plead guilty in second war crimes trial in Ukraine

At the trial in the Kotelevska district court in central Ukraine, state prosecutors asked for Alexander Bobikin and Alexander Ivanov to be jailed for 12 years for violating the laws of war. A defence lawyer asked for leniency, saying the two soldiers had been following orders and repented.

26 May 2022 4:30 pm
Rights group: Bulgaria uses police dogs in migrant pushbacks

Human Rights Watch said that the migrants reported being beaten, robbed and stripped.

26 May 2022 3:06 pm
Dozens of Europe-bound migrants missing off Tunisia's coast

The International Organization for Migration said 30 people were rescued and 75 people were unaccounted for after the boat sank off the city of Sfax in southern Tunisia.

26 May 2022 2:46 pm