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Turkey’s president has admitted there have been “shortcomings” in his country’s reaction to the devastating earthquake that has killed over 12,000 people. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing growing criticism from families left frustrated by a slow response from rescue teams, as hope dwindles that more survivors will be found. Many Turks have complained of a
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Half a million people have been left without power after a “significant” accident at an electricity substation in Odesa, southern Ukraine. The Black Sea port and its surrounding areas were plunged into darkness following a large-scale network failure, Ukraine‘s grid operator Ukrenergo reported. It said the failure involved equipment “repeatedly repaired” after Russia’s attacks on
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A former commander of Russia’s notorious mercenary Wagner Group who is seeking asylum in Norway has apologised for fighting in Ukraine. Andrei Medvedev said he wanted to speak out about his experiences in the war – and within the private group owned by millionaire Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin –
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Arriving in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, the sheer scale of the poverty takes your breath away. The streets are teeming with people but everywhere is shrouded in acrid smoke from piles of burning rubbish. From the hills above Port-au-Prince, the city at times disappears in a fog of polluted air. Wherever you walk people ask for
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President Biden has said the US will not give Ukraine any F-16 fighter jets. It comes after Ukrainian officials stepped up calls for allies to donate advanced warplanes so they can control their airspace. They are currently using old Soviet-era jets. Mr Biden responded “no” when asked by a reporter if he would send F-16s
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