Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukraine on Monday acknowledged difficulties in fighting in the east of the country as Russian forces captured territory along a frontline river and intensified pressure on two key cities ahead of an EU summit expected to welcome Kyiv's bid to join the bloc.

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Jerusalem, Israel

Israeli lawmakers will vote next week to dissolve parliament, opening the way for the country's fifth election in three years, after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett could not contain the rising pressure on his fragile ruling coalition.

Bennett will step aside to be replaced by Foreign

Dhaka, Bangladesh/Guwahati, India

Soldiers on small boats delivered relief material on Monday across flooded towns and villages in Bangladesh, after more than nine million people were marooned in the low-lying country and neighbouring India following heavy rains, officials said.

At least 32 people have been killed

Quito, Ecuador

Hundreds of Indigenous people entered Ecuador's capital Quito on Sunday, following almost a week of protests against the economic and social policies of President Guillermo Lasso, who has not been able to lift road blocks and violence across the country. 

Indigenous protesters arrived in trucks,

Paris, France

President Emmanuel Macron on Monday was faced with trying to salvage a ruling majority and with it his economic reform agenda after voters punished his centrist Ensemble alliance in France's parliamentary election.

While Ensemble secured the largest number of lawmakers in the 577-seat National Assembly,

Nairobi, Kenya

Church leaders across the country are calling for peace ahead of the 9th August presidential election contest between political long-hauler Raila Odinga and the current Deputy President, William Ruto.

The East African country of more than 53 million people has experienced election violence several times in the last

Hong Kong, China

The world's biggest gambling hub Macau began its second day of mass COVID-19 testing on Monday, with banks, schools, government services and other businesses shut, but casions remaining open.

The testing of Macau's roughly 600,000 residents is expected to end on Tuesday and comes

Tunis, Tunisia

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Tunis on Sunday in a second day of protest against a constitutional referendum called by President Kais Saied that his opponents say would cement his hold on power.

The demonstration was organised by the Salvation Front, a coalition including

Pokrovsk, Ukraine

Four months into the Russian invasion on Ukraine, Lilya, a 22-year-old mother from the eastern city of Bakhmut, decided the time has come to leave the beleaguered region. 

"It is very difficult. No electricity, no water, no gas, nothing," Lilya, who would give only her

United States

The 70-year-old suspected gunman in a shooting that killed three people at an Alabama church sat by himself drinking liquor, rejecting offers to join the others gathered at the potluck dinner, before gunfire shattered the peace of the evening, a survivor recalled.

“It felt like

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Bogata/Bucaramanga, Colombia

Leftist Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerrilla movement who has vowed profound social and economic change, won Colombia's presidency on Sunday, the first progressive to do so in the country's history.

Petro beat construction magnate Rodolfo

Abuja, Nigeria

Gunmen attacked two churches in rural north-western Nigeria on Sunday, killing three people, witnesses and a state official said, weeks after a similar attack in the West African nation left 40 worshippers dead.

The attack in Kajuru area of Kaduna State targeted four villages,

Kyiv, Ukraine

Russia said on Sunday it seized a village near Ukraine's industrial city of Sievierodonetsk, a prime target in Moscow's campaign to control the country's east, as the head of NATO predicted the war could last for years. 

Russia's defence ministry said it had won Metyolkine,

Dhaka, Bangladesh/Assam, India

At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides over the weekend in Bangladesh while millions were left marooned or homeless in low-lying northeastern parts hit by the worst monsoon floods in the country's recent history, officials said. 

In the neighbouring Indian


The wife of pro-democracy figure Kyaw Min Yu, sentenced to be executed on the orders of Myanmar's ruling generals, says that if her husband dies he will take with him the beliefs he has carried throughout a life spent fighting dictatorship.

Kyaw Min Yu, better known as

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