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Ava White murder trial: Stabbed 12-year-old girl pleaded ‘don’t leave me’ to friends as she lay dying, court hears

Schoolgirl Ava White begged her friends not to leave her as she lay dying on the ground after being fatally stabbed, a court has been told. Pre-recorded evidence from friends who were with the 12-year-old in Liverpool city center on the day of the stabbing was played at Liverpool Crown Court during the trial of …

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Revealed: EU plans loans and grants to help rebuild Ukraine | European Commission

Ukraine could receive loans, grants and possibly the proceeds of seized Russian oligarch property to help pay the multibillion-euro cost of rebuilding the country after the ruinous war launched by the Kremlin, according to a leaked EU reconstruction plan. In the plan drafted in Brussels, the European Commission states that the Ukrainian government will have …

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Hundreds of Ukrainian troops evacuated from Azovstal steelworks after 82-day assault | Ukraine

More than 260 soldiers, many of them wounded, have been evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in port city of Mariupol, appearing to cede control of the city to Russia after 82 days of bombardment. Ukraine’s deputy defense minister Hanna Maliar said late on Monday that 53 heavily wounded soldiers were evacuated to a …

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‘I was cut in half by forklift in horror accident – but my wife has stuck by me’

Loren Schauers, 20, was crushed by a forklift in a horrific accident in 2019 and documents his journey on YouTube with his wife – but the couple say questions about their sex life are ‘disrespectful’ Loren Schauers was involved in a horrendous forklift accident in 2019 A young man who lost half of his body …

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Vladimir Putin threatens ‘response’ if Nato military infrastructure on Nordic soil

Mr Putin’s statement, at a meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Moscow, was the latest in a series of threats Russia has levied at the two countries in the three-month run-up to their decisions to join the alliance. Dimitry Medvedev, the former Russian president and Putin ally, threatened in April that Russia would …

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Ukraine war: More than 200 Ukrainian soldiers are being evacuated from weeks Azovstal steel plant after of resistance | World News

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 defense minister Hanna Malyar. Another 211 …

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Senior Catholic in Israel condemns police actions at Shireen Abu Aqleh funeral | Israel

The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land has condemned the Israeli police beating of mourners carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic church. Latin patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa told reporters that Friday’s incident, broadcast around the world, was a “disproportionate use …

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California driver arrested in fatal hit-and-run of homeless woman after her body dragged eight miles

A California man has been arrested after allegedly mowing down a homeless woman waking her dog, and then dragging her body underneath his car for eight miles. Monique Contreraz, 29, had been walking her dog on a leash while pushing a shopping cart in Fresno on Friday night when she was hit. Madera County Seriff’s …

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‘When will it all end?’: Kharkiv counts the cost as Russians pull back | Ukraine

Standing atop the damaged roof of his house on the main road north from Kharkiv going to villages occupied by Russian forces until a few days ago, Konstantin Kharlamov, 53, had just two hours earlier watched black smoke bill at the distance. His friend Vitaliy, 41, the smell of heavy liquor on his breath, said …

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Ukraine news – live: Putin issues warning as Sweden’s PM announces Nato bid

Senate GOP delegation meets Zelensky in Ukraine Sweden’s prime minister Magdalena Andersson has announced that her country will follow Finland in applying to join Nato in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, potentially ending more than 200 years of military non-alignment. It follows a debate in Sweden’s parliament on Monday which showed huge support among …

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