Ukrainian forces come under renewed Russian attack in key eastern city

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Ukrainian troops holding out in the ruins of Sievierodonetsk came under renewed heavy assault on Wednesday from Russian forces who see the capture of the industrial city as key to control of the surrounding Luhansk region.

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OECD sees lower world growth due to Ukraine war’s ‘hefty price’

The OECD warned Wednesday that the world economy will pay a “hefty price” for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as it slashed its 2022 growth forecast and projected higher inflation.

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Australia methane emissions hugely under-reported

The amount of greenhouse gas leaking from Australian coal mines has been hugely under-reported, a report says. And unless quick action is taken, it could prevent the country from reaching its emission reduction targets.

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Stars with last names as first names

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Romanian President’s comments on controversial national security draft law fail to ease concerns

Klaus Iohannis commented on the controversial draft laws on national security, which surfaced in the media and were criticised harshly by the civic organisations for the authoritarian regulations and the excessive power provided to the intelligence services.

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China offers cash for reporting ‘national security’ threats

China will offer citizens as much as $15,000 in cash for reporting threats to “national security”, state media reported, in Beijing’s latest move to whip up fears of external foes.

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US lays out more pledges as Biden woos Latin American leaders

US President Joe Biden heads Wednesday to a Latin America summit on a mission to woo back the region as his administration pushed out pledges, including a plan to train half a million health workers.

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Chelsea announce signing of Eve Perisset

Chelsea have announced the signing of Eve Perisset on a free transfer from Bordeaux, with the defender officially joining the club on 1 July. The 27-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the Blues, keeping her at Kingsmeadow until 2025.

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Justin Bieber cancels shows due to illness

The ‘Love Yourself’ hitmaker was due to perform in Toronto, Canada at the Scotiabank Arena on June 7 and 8, but he has postponed the dates alongside a planned show in Washington, DC on June 10 as part of his ‘Justice’ world tour.

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Ruto: Uhuru’s government using NIS to help Raila win August polls

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto Tuesday opened a new war front with the State over what he says is abuse of intelligence information and services to the advantage of his main competitor, Mr Raila Odinga.

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In Nigeria’s disappearing forests, loggers outnumber trees

From 2001 to 2021, Nigeria lost 1.14 million hectares of tree cover, equivalent to a 11% decrease in tree cover since 2000 and equal to 587 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, according to Global Forest Watch, a platform that provides data and monitors forests.

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