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Ukraine war: Two children among 19 killed as Russian missiles hit apartment block near Odesa

Russian missile attacks on residential buildings near Odesa have killed at least 19 people, including two children.

China 'catastrophically broke its word' about Hong Kong, last UK governor Lord Patten says

China has "catastrophically and comprehensively" broken its word about Hong Kong, the city's final governor under British rule has said.

Saudi Arabia promises to fix hajj booking system as British pilgrims are left without flights and visas

Saudi Arabia has promised to secure alternative flights for pilgrims journeying to hajj this year after technical issues on its new travel portal disrupted…

North Korea claims to have identified source of COVID outbreak: 'Alien things' near the border with…

North Korea says it has identified the source of its COVID outbreak - citizens touching "alien things" near the border with South Korea.

John Lee is Hong Kong's new chief executive - who is he and why are pro-democracy activists concerned?

Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam has handed over the reins to the territory's next leader, John Lee.

Ukraine war: All they will inherit is rubble - relentless Russian bombardment continues as they close…

There's fighting everywhere in Lysychansk city, the last Ukrainian holdout in the east.

Bernie Ecclestone says he would 'take a bullet' for 'first class' Vladimir Putin as he defends war in…

Bernie Ecclestone saying he'd "take a bullet" for Vladimir Putin does not represent the "modern values" of Formula One, a spokesman for the motoring…

Seven more killed in Sudan capital Khartoum as protest death toll continues to rise

Seven people were shot dead and several more were injured in Khartoum on Thursday as anti-regime protests continue.

'Hong Kong has been reborn from the ashes': China's Xi Jinping returns to a territory transformed

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that "Hong Kong has been reborn from the ashes" as he visited the city - his first trip outside mainland China…

NATO's expansion is not easing Vladimir Putin's paranoia - and dictators cannot afford to lose

It was billed as transformative and historic and did not fail to deliver. It took a war but NATO has been galvanised into the biggest changes…

Landslide in India kills at least 14 and leaves 30 missing, as climate change-linked heavy rains continue

Heavy rain lasting weeks has triggered a landslide in northeast India, killing at least 14 people and leaving more than 30 others missing.

'Double standards': Poland criticised as steel wall along border with Belarus is completed

A controversial steel wall on the border between Belarus and Poland has been completed.

Ten people in custody in France over deaths of 27 migrants in the English Channel

Ten people have been taken into custody in France over the deaths of 27 migrants in the Channel.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr praises his dictator father as he is sworn in as new Philippines president

Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son of a dictator who kept the Philippines under the grip of martial law for years, praised his father as he was sworn in…

Hells Angels founding member Sonny Barger dies aged 83 after brief battle with cancer

Founding member of Hells Angels, Sonny Barger, has died at the age of 83 following a brief battle with cancer.