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War in Ukraine: Latest developments

Here are the latest developments in the war in Ukraine: - Eastern region falls - Ukrainian forces withdraw from the strategic eastern city of Lysychansk, handing Russia control of a large part of the industrial Donbas region that it has vowed to "liberate".. Lysychansk is the second Donbas city to fall in less than two weeks, after the neighbouring city of Severodonetsk.

Trial of Chinese-Canadian tycoon who disappeared in 2017 begins in China

Canadian-Chinese tycoon Xiao Jianhua is standing trial on Monday, Ottawa's embassy in Beijing said in a statement, after the businessman disappeared from a Hong Kong hotel in 2017.. Xiao, who is a Canadian citizen, disappeared from Hong Kong's Four Seasons hotel in January 2017, with local media reporting that he was snatched by mainland Chinese agents.

Thermal drones seek survivors after deadly Italy glacier collapse

Rescuers used thermal drones Monday to search for possible survivors trapped under ice after an avalanche set off by the collapse of the largest glacier in the Italian Alps killed at least six people and injured eight others.. But rescuers used drones equipped with thermal cameras to continue the search overnight and early Monday, Canazei mayor Giovanni Bernard told AFP. "It is difficult for the rescuers in a dangerous situation", he said.

Copenhagen shooting suspect had mental health issues: police

Danish police said Monday that the suspect in a weekend shooting at a Copenhagen mall that left three dead, including two teenagers, was known to mental health services.. Police confirmed that the suspected shooter was present at the mall at the time of the shooting and is known to the police "but only peripherally".

Chile president to receive draft constitution

After being worked on for a year, Chile's new draft constitution will be officially submitted to President Gabriel Boric on Monday before eventually being put to a referendum in the deeply polarized country.. The document will then be put to a referendum on September 4, with voting obligatory for 15 million Chileans, who will decide whether to accept or reject the new constitution.

PNG votes in heavily guarded elections

Voters headed to the polls Monday for heavily guarded elections in Papua New Guinea, where millions live in poverty despite vast mineral and energy riches.. This year, 15 election-related deaths have already been recorded, according to Papua New Guinea police.

Tropical Storm Bonnie becomes hurricane, kills 3 in Central America

Tropical Storm Bonnie was upgraded to a category one hurricane on Sunday as it swept towards Mexico after killing three people in El Salvador and Nicaragua, the US National Hurricane Center said.. Before moving towards Mexico, the storm caused damage to property in the Central American countries of El Salvador and Nicaragua, felling trees and flooding rivers, streets and hospitals.

Large Hadron Collider revs up to unprecedented energy level

Ten years after it discovered the Higgs boson, the Large Hadron Collider is about to start smashing protons together at unprecedented energy levels in its quest to reveal more secrets about how the universe works.. The new energy rate will allow them to further investigate the Higgs boson, which the Large Hadron Collider first observed on July 4, 2012.

Saudi welcomes 1 million for biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemic

White-robed worshippers from across the world have packed the streets of Mecca as Islam's holiest city prepares to host the biggest hajj pilgrimage since the coronavirus pandemic.. Since the start of the pandemic, Saudi Arabia has registered more than 795,000 coronavirus cases, 9,000 of them fatal, in a population of about 34 million.