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The first confirmed case of monkeypox has been identified in Ireland, health officials have said. The infection was reported in the east of the country on Friday night and the person affected was not kept in hospital. A second suspected monkeypox case is also being investigated and test results are awaited, said the Health Service
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Shelling has intensified in the city of Severodonetsk – one of the few parts of the Luhansk region in Donbas that is still under Ukrainian government control. Russian forces are attacking from three sides in an effort to encircle the city and neighbouring Lysychansk, knowing that if they fall, nearly all of Luhansk will be
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Seventy-five people are missing after a crowded boat of migrants sank off Tunisia, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The IOM said 24 people had been rescued from the boat, which left the beaches of Zawara in northern Libya and sank off the coast of Sfax. A Tunisian security official told Reuters news
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Monkeypox is something “everybody should be concerned about” and the US is looking into what kind of treatments and vaccines are available, President Joe Biden has said. The World Health Organisation has identified about 80 monkeypox cases globally, and roughly 50 more suspected cases. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among
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Carpet bombing is indiscriminate – devastatingly destructive and utterly random. But if you’re an advancing army, it’s a deadly and effective tactic, and it’s being used mercilessly against the townspeople of Soledar. The town in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas has seen its topography alter dramatically in the last 72 hours as the Russians intensify their assault
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The Donbas is feeling the brunt of the recent Russian military failures. The country’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, says the twin areas of Luhansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine are being “turned into hell”. He’s right. They are. The towns and cities here are being pummelled; homes and businesses are being smashed by this war. Ukraine
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Russia has started moving an armoured fighting vehicle nicknamed the “Terminator” around a Ukrainian city which shows their “determination” to capture the area, a military expert has told Sky News. Justin Crump, a veteran British army tank commander, said Russia was “quite proud” of the vehicle, which is used to support other tanks and “suppress”
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More than 200 Ukrainian soldiers are being evacuated from Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol after weeks of resistance against the Russian invasion. Some 53 troops are being taken to hospital in the Russian-controlled town of Novoazovsk, about 30 miles to the east, according to Ukraine’s deputy defence minister Hanna Malyar. Another 211
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that Russia looks “insane” for still trying to snatch victory in the Donbas region. Mr Zelenskyy said he was “grateful to each and everyone” still defending the Donbas and other eastern and southern regions, adding Ukraine was forcing Russian occupants to leave Ukrainian land “step by step”. On Saturday,
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The West has declared a “total hybrid war” against Russia and it is hard to predict how long it will last, Moscow’s foreign minister has said. Sergei Lavrov said the consequences of the war in Ukraine will be felt around the world. But speaking about sanctions on Russia, he warned: “Western politicians should understand their
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Evidence of “credible allegations” of sexual violence against children by Russian troops, and other violations of UN Security Council rules on young people in wartime, have been recorded by a senior British diplomat. Dame Barbara Woodward, Britain’s ambassador to the UN, said there was evidence “Russia is committing four of the Security Council’s six grave
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