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Ukraine fears repeat of Mariupol horrors in Donbas, officials plead for weapons to stop the onslaught
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Ukraine fears repeat of Mariupol horrors in Donbas, officials plead for weapons to stop the onslaught

Hints of Russia's strategy for the Donbas can be found in Mariupol, where Moscow is consolidating its control through measures including state-controlled broadcast programming and overhauled school curricula

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seize two Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise
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Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seize two Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise

The seizure seemed to be in retaliation for Greece's assistance in the US seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker this week, in the Mediterranean Sea, over violating Washington's crushing sanctions on Iran

AP FACT CHECK: NRA speakers distort gun and crime statistics
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AP FACT CHECK: NRA speakers distort gun and crime statistics

Ted Cruz's call for bulletproof doors might not have worked in this case, given that police were unable to breech the locked door of the classroom where the shooter murdered children and teachers

G7 nations vow to stop fossil-fuel financing abroad by the end of 2022
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G7 nations vow to stop fossil-fuel financing abroad by the end of 2022

Ending subsidies for the international fossil fuel energy sector was already part of a series of commitments agreed to by around 20 countries at last year's COP26 climate summit in Glasgow

UN Security Council members fail to agree on Myanmar text
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UN Security Council members fail to agree on Myanmar text

China and the United Kingdom, which drafted the text, blamed each other for the failure of the day-long negotiations, which followed a closed-door Council meeting on Myanmar

Police 'wrong' to delay breaching door during Texas shooting
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Police 'wrong' to delay breaching door during Texas shooting

Police have come under intense criticism since Tuesday's tragedy over why it took well over an hour to neutralize the gunman -- who ultimately killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School

Fuel price hike necessary to avoid bankruptcy, says Pakistan's Shehbaz Sharif
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Fuel price hike necessary to avoid bankruptcy, says Pakistan's Shehbaz Sharif

Sharif also blamed the previous government for the current hike in petroleum as it has committed with the IMF for this increase

World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022: Know history and significance
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World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022: Know history and significance

The day seeks to address cultural, social and infrastructural obstacles among others which prevents people from accessing safe menstrual hygiene

Texas school shooting: NRA supporters react to Uvalde massacre but 'can't blame the gun'
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Texas school shooting: NRA supporters react to Uvalde massacre but 'can't blame the gun'

Supporters argue argued that the disaster may well have unfolded differently if people at the school were armed

International Day of Action for Women's Health 2022: Here's all you need to know
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International Day of Action for Women's Health 2022: Here's all you need to know

The International Day of Action for Women's Health is marked on 28 May every year. Also called International Women's Health Day, it draws attention towards Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of women

Iran Revolutionary Guards seize two Greek oil tankers in the Gulf
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Iran Revolutionary Guards seize two Greek oil tankers in the Gulf

Greece swiftly accused Iran of "piracy". Its foreign ministry said Iranian helicopters had landed commandos on the two tankers

Zelenskyy to address EU summit as bloc struggles to agree on oil sanctions on Russia
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Zelenskyy to address EU summit as bloc struggles to agree on oil sanctions on Russia

The summit will tackle Ukraine's immediate need for cash, the energy and food crises ensuing from the war, and how to build up a coordinated European defence military industry, EU said

US targets North Korea missiles with sanctions on Russian banks
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US targets North Korea missiles with sanctions on Russian banks

The Treasury Department said it was freezing any US assets and criminalizing transactions with the Far Eastern Bank and Bank Sputnik, Russian institutions accused of working with North Korea

NRA opens gun convention in Texas after school massacre
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NRA opens gun convention in Texas after school massacre

Texas has experienced a series of mass shootings in recent years. During that time, the Republican-led Legislature and governor have relaxed gun laws

Explainer: What’s at stake for China on Wang Yi's South Pacific visit?
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Explainer: What’s at stake for China on Wang Yi's South Pacific visit?

The US has traditionally been the area’s major power, but China has been pursuing inroads, particularly with the Solomon Islands, a nation less than 2,000 kilometres from Australia

Watch: Students help wheelchair-bound classmate evacuate during earthquake in China
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Watch: Students help wheelchair-bound classmate evacuate during earthquake in China

The video is from Shimian County in China’s Sichuan province that experienced a 4.8 magnitude earthquake on 20 May

Spain passes ‘only yes means yes’ law: What it says and how the country is making things better for women
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Spain passes ‘only yes means yes’ law: What it says and how the country is making things better for women

The new consent draft bill passed by the Spanish parliament will define rape as sex without clear consent. Non-consensual sex can be considered aggression and subject to prison terms of up to 15 years

Lunchflation: What it is and how American workers are affected by it
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Lunchflation: What it is and how American workers are affected by it

In the US, workers returning to offices after two years of logging on remotely are finding everything from coffee to commuting and lunch way more expensive

Explained: The controversy around Paxlovid treatment for COVID-19 and 'rebound illness'
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Explained: The controversy around Paxlovid treatment for COVID-19 and 'rebound illness'

While the US government is purchasing more Paxlovid, patients, scientists and even federal agencies are uncertain about its effectiveness as in several cases people have complained of experiencing a second round of symptoms in what is being called as “rebound illness” or 'Paxlovid rebound'

Pro-Russian separatists capture strategic eastern Ukraine town of Lyman, head to key cities still under Kyiv's control
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Pro-Russian separatists capture strategic eastern Ukraine town of Lyman, head to key cities still under Kyiv's control

Russian forces were closing in on several cities in the region, including strategically located Severodonetsk and Lysychansk, which stand on the crucial route to Ukraine's eastern administrative centre in Kramatorsk