02 May 2022

Hundreds trapped in Mariupol steelworks despite evacuations

Hundreds of people are trapped in a steel plant in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol despite a group of evacuees escaping on Sunday. The plant has become the last stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in the city and therefore was a Russian target for bombardment over the past several weeks.

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02 May 2022

At least 10 killed, many more feared dead after explosion at Kabul mosque

At least ten individuals have been killed and 30 more wounded after an explosion occurred in the capital city of Kabul, Afghanistan. The blast took place after Friday prayers at a mosque in the city, a time in which the building would have been busy or crowded. Eyewitnesses of the

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02 May 2022

EU Prepares Ban on Russian Oil

The European Union is expected to propose ending purchases of Russian oil in the bloc by the end of 2022. A ban on refined oil products from Russia is expected to occur by the year-end as well. The proposals are expected to be announced and circulated on Tuesday to the

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02 May 2022

Nigeria: Five dead after Lagos building collapse

A three-story building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria, killing at least five people. Many people are feared trapped in the residential building that was located in Nigeria’s commercial capital. 23 people have been rescued, including 7 children according to Ibrahim Farinloye from Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency.  The building collapsed on

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29 Apr 2022

Missiles hit Kyiv during U.N. chief’s visit; Russia makes slow gains in east

Five Russian missiles hit the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, at the end of U.N Secretary General António Guterres’ visit. During his visit, Guterres met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and called the war an absurdity. Russia confirmed on Friday that it had targeted Kyiv in operations. Russia is making slow

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29 Apr 2022

Quds Day: Iran officials warn Israel, vow to support Palestine

Quds Day rallies in the capital of Iran, Tehran, were attended by tens of thousands of Iranians to show support for Palestine. Quds Day uses the Arabic name for Jerusalem, and is held every year in Iran on the last Friday of Ramadan in a show of solidarity with Palestine. 

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29 Apr 2022

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy invited to G20 summit to be attended by Putin

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has received an invite to the G20 summit in November. His Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin will also be in attendance at the summit according to President Joko Widodo of Indonesia.  The invite of Mr. Zelensky suggests a compromise has been made after pressure from Western nations

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29 Apr 2022

British Virgin Islands: Premier Andrew Fahie arrested in US drug sting

Premier Andrew Fahie, the leader of the British Virgin Islands, has been arrested on alleged charges of drug smuggling and money laundering in the United States. Fahie was detained in Miami by US agents. The charges state that he agreed to a $700,000 payment to allow drug traffickers to use

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29 Apr 2022

Tigrayan forces say they are withdrawing from Ethiopia’s Afar region

A spokesperson for the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Forces stated on Monday that Tigrayan forces are fully withdrawing from Ethiopia’s Afar region. This withdraw will allow humanitarian Aid to reach the area.  The conflict in the region between the TPLF and Ethiopia’s central government forces began in November of 2020. The

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28 Apr 2022

Heatwave in India leaves millions struggling to cope

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that temperatures in the country are rising more rapidly and earlier than normal years. Heatwaves are common in India, particularly in May andJune, however, the high temperatures began in March this year. The average maximum temperatures in the month of

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