After outcry, Israel police to probe actions at journalist’s funeral

Israel’s police chief on Saturday ordered an investigation into the actions of officers at the funeral of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, after they charged the procession and beat pallbearers, sparking global outrage. Thousands of mourners packed Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday for the burial of the 51-year-old Al Jazeera reporter. The Palestinian-American was killed two … Read more

Ukraine’s military intelligence chief says he is ‘optimistic’ that Russia will be defeated by year-end

Major General Kyrylo Budanov speaks to Sky News. Sky News Russia will be defeated by the end of the year, Ukraine’s military intelligence chief told Sky News. Mid-August will be a major turning point in the war, Major General Kyrylo Budanov said. Budanov is “optimistic” that Ukraine will recapture lost territories in the Donbas and … Read more

All the Russian oligarchs who have died suddenly, some in suspicious circumstances, in recent months

A silhouetted man (L), The grounds of Sergey Protosenya’s rented Catalonian villa (R). Getty Images, Google Streetview At least seven Russian oligarchs have been found dead in recent months. Some have died in suspected murder-suicides along with their wives and children. Several of the dead oligarchs had links to major Russian gas companies Gazprom and … Read more

Eight surprising facts you might not know about Ukrainian President

Zelenskyy sparred with Putin long before the current military invasion, according to the Hulu documentary “Two Men at War” by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “Do you know, by the way, who else wears this watch?” a Hublot watch salesman asks Zelenskyy’s character in a clip from “Servant of the People.” “Putin,” he adds. “Who?” Zelenskyy asks. “Putin Hublot?” … Read more

North Korea confirms first ever Covid-19 death

North Korea has confirmed its first-ever Covid-19 death. This as the country grapples with an outbreak where much of the public has been isolated. North Korea reported its first cases on Thursday. North Korea confirmed its first Covid-19 death on Friday, saying fever was spreading “explosively” nationwide and tens of thousands of people were being … Read more

Russian soldier on trial for war crimes in Ukraine for allegedly killing 62-year-old civilian

A Ukraine court held a war crimes trial hearing over a soldier involved in Russia’s invasion. A Russian soldier has been charged with the murder of a civilian. Russia began its invasion on 24 February. A Ukrainian court held a preliminary hearing on Friday in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia’s 24 February … Read more