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By any objective standard, Putin's invasion of Ukraine so far has been a catastrophic disaster. But failure in the first six months does not guarantee failure in the next six months. The West must remain focused on helping Ukraine achieve victory -- more weapons, more sanctions.

The FBI isn’t going to raid your house. JFK Jr isn’t coming back to run with Trump. The election wasn’t stolen. Biden isn’t a bot. Pizzagate isn’t real. There’s no “gestapo” here. Let’s just be honest: The right has gone BONKERS.

'We are going to cut the problem at source and stop those price increases' Keir Starmer has called for an extension of the tax on oil and gas companies to fund a freeze in the energy price cap at £1,971.. The Labour leader spoke to #BBCBreakfast 

On August 15, 2021, the Taliban took over Afghanistan. In the year since, the Taliban have engaged in widespread violations of human rights, especially against women and girls.

Anthony Albanese has confirmed he is investigating claims Scott Morrison secretly swore himself into extra portfolios during his time as prime minister. #9News  MORE:

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#BREAKING China says conducts fresh military drills around Taiwan

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'We could be in a position where Harry Potter wouldn't be published today, not because of its content but because of its author's views' The attack on Salman Rushdie has again raised the issue of freedom of speech. Should we be allowed to cause offence or should there be limits?

VACCINE WASTAGE Senator Risa Hontiveros says there are around 20.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines wasted as of August, amounting to P10.33 billion. At this rate, the Philippines will breach the wastage threshold set by the WHO by October, says Hontiveros.

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Scotland makes public health history by becoming the first country in the world to protect the legal right to free period products


Scoops of the Day

Deputy President William Ruto's party has won the governorship of Kenya's capital Nairobi, the election commission announced on Sunday, handing Ruto's party control of East Africa's wealthiest city.

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Extraordinary image from yesterday’s protest by these brave Afghan women. One year ago, Afghan girls went to school – Afghan women held positions of authority across Afghan society – all this was overturned with exceptional speed when the Taliban swept to power #Afghanistan 

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Students to protest for JEE Main, CUET at Jantar Mantar after August 15 #NEETUG2022  #JEEMains2022  #CUET  #NTA 

“You will go to college for free!” Pete Kadens, a Chicago millionaire who retired at 40, created a charity called Hope Chicago that will pay for in-state college tuition, room and board, and books for 30,000 Chicago high school students.

'THANK YOU!' Trump 'respectfully requests' documents be returned:

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#WATCH PM Narendra Modi hoists the National Flag at Red Fort on the 76th Independence Day

Trump calls for seized documents to be returned to Mar-a-Lago

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Food campaigner Jack Monroe says that for Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, and Boris Johnson to say 'let's wait and see' over cost-of-living measures is 'the most tone deaf, privileged thing they could possibly say'. @BenKentish  | @BootstrapCook 

Credit where it is due - Good Response by Police. Currently Anti-Riot Police surrounding the goons at Bomas. The idea that some people want to stop count should be stopped!

BREAKING: Egypt’s Coptic Church says a fire at a Cairo church has killed at least 41 people and injured at least 14 others. The Church, citing health officials for the casualty toll.


Scoops of the Week

A disoriented brown bear cub, believed to have been intoxicated after eating an excessive amount of 'mad honey' - a type of rhododendron honey that can have hallucinogenic effects - has been rescued in northwestern Turkey

Oliva Troye, former aide to VP Pence, says she found classified information in the bathroom while working in the Trump admin.

The future of hand gesture powered electronics

Solar panels can now be printed like newspapers

Anna Bahatelya, a remarkable woman I interviewed in March who survived the Holodomor, Second World War, a covid bout aged 99 and now Putin’s invasion, turned 100 today. Her birthday wish was for Putin to die. In the absence of that I sent some flowers and copy of interview.

A 10-year-old Palestinian girl from occupied Gaza died of her injuries, days after being hit by shrapnel during Israeli airstrikes. Layan's killing brings the Palestinian death toll from Israel's attacks last weekend to at least 48. She is at least the 17th child victim.

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I was lucky enough to interview Salman Rushdie last year and we talked a lot about how he refuses to let the constant threats of violence against him define his life. He is a truly brave, thoughtful and kind man

List of what was taken from Mar-a-Lago

“The days are long, but the years are short.” This brilliant painting shows human aging

Another reminder of why blocking Merrick Garland from the Supreme Court was a good thing.