Thousands of troops have died, billions of dollars in military hardware wasted and entire cities subjected to relentless bombardment – and more than four months on, Russia’s fierce military campaign in Ukraine continues unabated. Forecasts on when the war will end differ widely ... “[Perhaps] the latter is not very far.” ... He continued ... .
The inventor of the world’s first cellphone says he’s stunned by how much time people now waste on their devices, telling users to “get a life.”.Martin Cooper, 92, made the declaration during an interview with “BBC Breakfast” on Thursday, responding to a co-host who claimed she whiled away upwards of five hours per day on her phone ... 'GET A LIFE!!!'.
The German government Thursday presented plans to make it easier for transgender people to legally change their first name and gender, ending the current rules which require an expert assessment and court authorization ... Commenting on the proposed law, Federal Minister of Justice Dr ... ....
A 28-year-old Texas man accused of orchestrating the horrific smuggling operation that killed 53 migrants this week frantically texted the driver when the truck went off the radar and later admitted to a confidential informant he had no idea the air conditioning had failed in the sweltering big-rig, the feds say ... “I go to the same spot.” ... “Wya?” ... .
Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada, the reclusive supreme leader of the Taliban, has attended a major gathering of religious leaders and elders in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul... The arrival on Friday of Akhunzada, who had not been filmed or photographed in public since the group returned to power in August last year, was broadcast on state radio ... .
A port the Calabrian mafia helped to build has become so crucial to organised crime that it accounts for almost all of the cocaine seized entering Italy by sea. ... The gangsters not only funded part of the building of the port, companies controlled by them were involved in its construction and its operation. .
Five British citizens were unlawfully killed when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine, a coroner has concluded. Inquests into the deaths of five of the 298 on board have been jointly held in England, where their bodies were repatriated to ... It exploded in front of the cockpit of the aircraft, the inquest heard ... Top Stories ... .
MECCA, Saudi Arabia, July 1 (Reuters) - Thousands of pilgrims started arriving in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Friday, among some one million Muslims expected to attend the 2022 haj pilgrimage season after two years of major disruption caused by the COVID pandemic ...Register ... Security officers mixed with pilgrims inside the mosque ... ....