A total of 17 people were killed and 42 were injured in two separate Russian attacks on the major northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, the regional governor said on Thursday. Governor Oleh Synehubov said more bodies had been discovered as rescuers picked their way through destroyed houses. "As of now, 17 people have died in Kharkiv ... and 42 people have been injured," he wrote on Telegram, describing the attacks as "an act of terrorism".
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said Wednesday that it remained unsafe for Rohingya refugees to return to their homes in Myanmar, nearly five years after a crackdown there sparked an exodus to neighbouring Bangladesh.
A cold front brought lower than usual temperatures and widespread rain to parts of Texas on August 18, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.Showers and storms were expected across north and central parts of the state on Thursday, with this footage showing rainfall in Bonham.In Austin, rainfall broke a 51-day dry streak, according to local reports. Credit: @karimonstertx via Storyful
A 13-year-old boy has admitted burglaries at some of London’s top luxury hotels and high street shops. The boy, who was 12 at the time of the offences, targeted Claridge’s in Mayfair, Kensington’s Milestone Hotel, The Millennium Hotel in Knightsbridge, and the Corinthian Hotel in Whitehall, Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court was told on Wednesday. During the hearing, he also admitted targeting offices of retailer The White Company and the Publicis media agency within the BBC complex in White City, west London.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will answer to a committee on Friday as part of investigations into a financial scandal that cost the government billions, as the leader struggles to shed suspicions over his possible role in the huge tax fraud scam.
Research by Imperial College London found two thirds of participants were still infectious at five days and a quarter were still infectious at seven days. Current NHS guidance is that people should try to stay at home and avoid contact with others for five days. The study team conducted detailed daily tests from when 57 people were exposed to the virus to look at how much infectious virus they were shedding throughout their infection.