Afghanistan blast: 19 killed and dozens wounded at Kabul education centre, say police | Afghanistan

A suicide blast at an education institute in the Afghan capital of Kabul has killed 19 people and wounded 27, police said on Friday. The explosion happened inside the centre in the Dashti Barchi neighborhood of Kabul, said Khalid Zadran, the Taliban-appointed spokesman for the Kabul police chief. There was no immediate claim of responsibility … Read more

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over annexation of swath of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia over its declared annexation of a swath of Ukraine, targeting hundreds of people and companies, including those in Russia’s military-industrial complex and lawmakers. Washington acted after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proclaimed the biggest annexation in Europe since World … Read more

‘There’s no doubt it’s a war crime’: horror of missile strike on Ukrainian convoy | Ukraine

In the dirt car park of a sprawling car parts market just outside the city of Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, the bodies told horrific stories of the moment a Russian missile struck a civilian convoy, killing 25 and injuring scores more. A man in late middle age was slumped inside his car, one hand holding the steering … Read more

Fate of Amazon rests on Brazil election, say experts | Amazon rainforest

The fate of the Amazon rests on Brazil’s national election on Sunday, according to experts, who say a continuation of the rampant destruction under President Jair Bolsonaro could push the world’s biggest rainforest past an irreversible tipping point. In contrast, a victory for the former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who oversaw a sharp … Read more

Putin annexes four regions of Ukraine in major escalation of Russia’s war | Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has signed “accession treaties” formalising Russia’s illegal annexation of four occupied regions in Ukraine, marking the largest forcible takeover of territory in Europe since the second world war. The signing ceremony, held in defiance of international law, took place in the Grand Kremlin Palace in the presence of the country’s political elites, and … Read more

Abducted and beaten: The grim fate of Ukrainians who did not vote in Russia’s referendums

Ukrainians have told how people, including pensioners, were abducted at gunpoint from their homes, held in solitary confinement and tortured for refusing to vote in Russia’s “sham” referendums. As President Vladimir Putin prepares to announce the annexation of four areas of southern and eastern Ukraine – a land grab which the West and Kyiv says … Read more

How screaming couple were eaten ALIVE by grizzly bear dubbed ‘The Machine’ & caught their own deaths on film

A BEAR enthusiast was eaten alive along with his girlfriend by a bear dubbed ‘The Machine’ who was found feasting on their remains. Timothy Treadwell, 46, spent his summers camping in Alaska and became close to wild bears in the region – even giving them names. 3 Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were … Read more