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Ukrainian forces press southward, say strategic village recaptured from Russians

Ukrainian soldiers say they have recaptured the Ukrainian village of Staromaiorske, in Donetsk region, Ukraine, in this screen grab from video posted by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and released on 27th July, 2023

Reuters Ukrainian forces pressed their counter-offensive through the Russian-occupied south-east on Thursday, capturing the village of Staromaiorske in a campaign to drive a wedge through Russian defensive positions. The counter-offensive has focused on securing villages on the southward push and areas around the eastern city of Bakhmut, taken by Russian forces in May after months […]

South Pakistan braces for yet more flooding as waters flow down from north

Pakistan Dera Allah Yar floods

Dadu, Pakistan Reuters Southern Pakistan was braced for yet more flooding on Thursday as a surge of water flowed down the Indus river, threatening further devastation in a country already a third inundated, in a growing disaster blamed on climate change. Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in northern mountains have triggered floods that have […]

Ukraine launches counter-offensive in south as Russia shells port city

Ukraine Mykolaiv shelled house

Mykolaiv/Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Ukrainian troops bolstered by stepped-up Western military aid launched a long-awaited counter-offensive to retake territory in the south on Monday as Russian forces shelled residential areas of the Black Sea port city of Mykolaiv. Moscow acknowledged a new offensive had been launched but said it had failed and the Ukrainians had suffered […]

At least 160 Confederate symbols taken down in US in 2020 – SPLC

US Virginia Richmond Confederate General JEB Stuart

New York City, USAP When rioters tore through the US Capitol last month, some of them gripping Confederate battle flags, they didn’t encounter a statue of the most famous rebel general, Robert E Lee.  The Lee statue, which represented the state of Virginia as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection in the Capitol for […]

As pandemic ensues, Italy’s south turn to faith for sustenance

St Rosalia a projection

Vatican CityRNS Positive coronavirus cases have started to grow in Italy’s very religious south, where high levels of unemployment and organized crime complicate the application of stringent rules to prevent the spread of the pandemic. In some southern cities, fights have started to break out and people have been robbed while leaving the supermarket. While […]