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Russia strikes hit Ukraine overnight as it marks 2nd anniversary of invasion

fhm/Getty Images (KYIV, Ukraine) — Russia, as it does many nights, has launched airstrikes on Ukraine overnight into Saturday morning, the second anniversary of the full-scale invasion in 2022. A barrage of Russian drones and missiles targeted Odesa in the south, and at least one person and two others were seriously injured when a damaged drone crashed into a residential …

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Russian authorities hand over Alexei Navalny’s body to his mother, spokeswoman says

peng song/Getty Images (MOSCOW) — Russian authorities have given Alexei Navalny’s body back to his mother more than a week after the opposition leader’s death in an Arctic penal colony, according to Navalny’s spokesperson. Spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh wrote on X, formerly Twitter, that a funeral is to come and that they don’t know yet if authorities will allow the family …

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police targeted in ‘alarming’ cyberattack

Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Canada’s national police force was hit with a cyberattack Friday that was of “alarming” magnitude, according to the agency. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is now launching a criminal investigation into what happened and how their systems were able to be breached, the agency said in a statement to ABC News. …

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Ukrainian chat helps Russian families find soldiers who were captured or killed

omersukrugoksu/Getty Images (KYIV, Ukraine) — Almost two years into Russia’s invasion, with Moscow’s losses estimated by Kyiv at more than 300,000 soldiers, the Ukrainian authorities launched a project called “Want To Find” to help Russian citizens find information about their relatives who went to fight in Ukraine. The launch came as a followup to the “Want to Live” project, a …

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Two years into war, Russian forces make offensive gains as Ukrainian weapons dwindle

belterz/Getty Images (LONDON) — Instead of sending a deluge of troops into Avdiivka to overpower the Ukrainians holding the frontline city, Russian forces earlier this month instead began sending in just a few soldiers at a time. Two or three Russians would storm Ukrainian positions within city, followed about a half-hour later by two or three others. In those increments, …

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Scientists announce discovery of ‘very strange’ 240 million-year-old ‘Chinese dragon’ fossil

Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. — National Museums Scotland (LONDON) — Scientists in Scotland have revealed a remarkable discovery of a “very strange” 240 million-year-old “Chinese dragon” fossil. The international team from National Museums Scotland revealed their discovery — found in Guizhou Province in southern China — of the Dinocephalosaurus orientalis, a 5-meter-long aquatic reptile from the Triassic period dating back an estimated …

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US imposes ‘crushing’ sanctions on Russia two years after Ukraine invasion

President Joe Biden meets with Yulia and Dasha Navalnaya on Feb. 22, 2022. — @POTUS/X (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. has announced more than 500 sanctions on Russia, its enablers, and its war machine on Friday as the world marks two years since Russia attacked Ukraine. This is the largest single tranche since the start of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion, …

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Alexei Navalny’s death listed as ‘natural,’ mother says, accusing Russia of blackmail

Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images (LONDON) — Alexei Navalny’s cause of death has been listed as “natural” on his medical report, according to Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh, who was relayed the information on the death certificate by the Russian opposition leader’s mother. “The medical report on death shown to the mother of Alexei Navalny stated that the causes of death …

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Alexei Navalny’s death listed as ‘natural,’ mother says, accusing Russia of blackmail

belterz/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Alexei Navalny’s cause of death has been listed as “natural” on his medical report, according to Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh, who was relayed the information on the death certificate by the Russian opposition leader’s mother. “The medical report on death shown to the mother of Alexei Navalny stated that the causes of death were natural,” …

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Sudan faces ‘perfect storm’ as civil war sparks humanitarian crisis, aid groups warn

Belongings at Malakal transit site in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State. CREDIT: Jadwiga Figula/Getty Images (LONDON AND NEW YORK) — After a missile struck her home in Khartoum, Sudan, last April, Dallia Mohamed Abdelmoniem said she was forced to flee and has not been back since. “I literally packed for a week thinking I’ll come back, you know, we’ll be …

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