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US withdrawal triggered catastrophic defeat of Afghan forces, damning watchdog report finds

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Afghan armed forces collapsed last year because they had been made dependent on US support that was abruptly withdrawn in the face of a Taliban offensive, according to a scathing assessment by a US government watchdog...

Israeli forces arrest suspected killers of Jewish settlement guard

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Israeli forces on Saturday arrested the suspected killers of a Jewish settlement guard shot in a West Bank attack claimed by a Palestinian armed group that linked it to violence in Jerusalem. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, ...

Crypto-crimewave forces police online to pursue ill-gotten assets

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In July 2021, specialist police officers in Manchester swooped on an international cryptocurrency scam, seizing USB sticks and an online safe containing £16m worth of digital coins, mostly ethereum. A month earlier, L...

Russian forces capture villages in push into eastern Ukraine

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Russian forces have captured several villages in eastern Ukraine in their offensive to fully control Donbas, Kyiv has said, while Moscow reported blasts on its side of the border and fears mounted that the war may spi...

Russian forces accused of secret burials of Mariupol civilians

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Russia has been hiding evidence of its “barbaric” war crimes in Mariupol by burying the bodies of civilians killed by shelling in a new mass grave, the city’s mayor said on Thursday, as a US satellite imagery company ...

Covid forces China to face mental health crisis a long time in the making

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Since the Covid lockdown in Shanghai began, Hu Bojun has received numerous inquiries about her and her hospital’s counselling services. This month, the US-educated clinical psychologist began facilitating lockdown sup...

Russian forces capture first city in battle for Donbas

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Russian forces have seized the city of Kreminna in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region and Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from the city, the regional governor has said. Kreminna, a city of more than 18,000 people about 3...

‘Meltdown’ at UK passport renewals forces travellers to cancel Easter breaks

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Travellers are being forced to cancel Easter travel bookings because of a backlog at HM Passport Office which is delaying renewals. Some passengers have been left hundreds of pounds out of pocket because their new pas...

Oil crisis: global forces fuel food price rises amid Ukraine war

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Whether it’s chips, stir-fry or curry on the menu, the financial shock from the war in Ukraine is being felt keenly in the kitchen as cooking oil prices hit record highs. The cost had already rocketed even before Vlad...

Zelenskiy calls Russian forces ‘butchers’ over Bucha massacre

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Good morning. Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has said Russia’s public image is now one of torture and execution after the retreat of Russian forces in the town of Bucha led to the discovery of the remains o...

Russia-Ukraine war latest: Zelenskiy calls Russian forces ‘butchers’ after civilian mass graves found around Kyiv – live

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Ukraine president decries abuses of invading forces; lawyers investigating possible war crimes have found 410 bodies and have examined 140 so far

Civilians lie dead in the street as Russian forces retreat from Bucha – video

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Warning: this video contains images that some viewers may find distressingThe dead bodies of civilians still lie in the streets of Bucha after Russian troops retreated after a month-long occupation. Residents of the U...

Russian forces appear to use stun grenades to disperse Ukrainian protesters – video

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Video shared on the messaging platform Telegram appears to show stun grenades landing in a square of the town of Enerhodar, in Ukraine's southern Zaporizhzhia region. The footage shows clouds of white smoke and people...

Zelenskiy says withdrawal of Russian forces near Kyiv, Chernihiv and Sumy is tactical – video

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Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy says his forces are preparing for fresh Russian attacks on the Donbas region in the southeast after they repelled Russia’s assault on the capital Kyiv. Zelenskiy said Russian tr...

Why is Russia’s military regrouping and can Ukraine forces disrupt them?

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Russia’s announcement on Tuesday that it would “reduce military activity” around Kyiv and the nearby city of Chernihiv has been greeted with predictable scepticism, not least because shelling of both cities has contin...

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