Lyudmila, 68, looks out of a blown window of her flat in a damaged residential building following overnight Russian strike in the town of Selydove, Donetsk region on June 14, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)

Russia claims capture of village in southern Ukraine

Russia on Sunday claimed its troops had captured a village in southern Ukraine, continuing its progress on the front line against a Ukrainian army lacking troops and ammunition. “Units of the Eastern
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EFCC parade two fake operatives
EFCC parade two fake operatives

Fake EFCC operatives bag 46-year jail term

Two men, Ugwu Pascal Chijioke and Ibrahim Sadiq Adekunle, have been sentenced to 46 years imprisonment for impersonating operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) while executing a fake court
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Palestinians perform the Eid al-Adha morning prayer in the courtyard of Gaza City's historic Omari Mosque, which was heavily damaged in Israeli bombardment during the ongoing battles between Israel and Hamas, on the first day of the Muslim holiday marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, on June 16, 2024. (Photo by Omar AL-QATTAA / AFP)

‘No joy’: Gazans mark sombre Eid in shadow of war

In tents in the stifling heat and in bombed-out mosques, Gazans marked Sunday the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, devoid of the usual cheer as the Israel-Hamas war raged
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Water crisis batters war-torn Sudan as temperatures soar

War, climate change and man-made shortages have brought Sudan — a nation already facing a litany of horrors — to the shores of a water crisis. “Since the war began, two of
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