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Russia confirmed on Friday that it carried out an air strike on Kyiv during a visit by the UN's secretary general, the first such attack on the Ukrainian capital in nearly two weeks, and in which a journalist also died.
Britain's ruling Conservative party on Friday suspended one of its MPs pending an investigation into claims he watched pornography on his mobile phone in the House of Commons chamber.
Veering between drama and farce, the courtroom showdown pitting Johnny Depp against ex-wife Amber Heard focused this week on the host of professionals and hangers-on who surround the stars, painting a portrait of Hollywood in all its excess.
In the high profile Hollywood trial Johnny Depp has sued Ms. Amber Heard for $50m (£40m) over an article, she wrote in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse while Amber is countersuing him for $100m.
US President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed a huge $33 billion package for arming and supporting Ukraine, saying that "caving" in to Russia is not an option for the West as the war stretches into a third month.
Elena Gonzalez's backyard soup kitchen is a hive of activity, with busy hands chopping and stirring as a cauldron with a bit of chicken and much rice boils over a wood fire in a poor Argentina neighborhood.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called on the country's military to "bolster up their strength in every way to annihilate the enemy", state media reported on Friday, as new satellite imagery showed increased preparations for a possible nuclear test.
Russian strikes slammed into central Kyiv Thursday as Antonio Guterres was visiting, shocking the UN chief and wounding 10, in the first such rocket attack on the capital since mid-April.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will deliver a rare address to the US Congress in May to discuss "democratic values" amid Russia's war on Ukraine, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday.
Actress Deepika Padukone has been chosen to be part of the prestigious jury of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
Ex-president Donald Trump testified under oath that he feared protesters would pelt him with "very dangerous" fruit like pineapples, tomatoes, and bananas saying: "You can get killed with those things."
Scion of Pakistan's leading political dynasty, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, on Wednesday took oath as the foreign minister in the government led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
A number of Ukrainian cities plan to rename streets and squares associated with Russia under a process of "derussification" following Moscow's invasion.
Central African Republic has adopted bitcoin as an official currency, the presidency said on Wednesday, becoming the first country in Africa and only the second in the world to do so.
Beijing has tried to avoid disrupting its economy, allowing residents to go to work even as they get tested unless infections are found and localized lockdowns are required.
China on Wednesday asked Pakistan to scale-up security for its nationals working in the country and demanded a thorough investigation and punishment to the perpetrators behind the suicide attack at the Karachi University which killed three Chinese teachers and injured another.
Roughly 75 percent of people under 18 had been infected, according to a paper based on a nationally representative study of antibody levels.
A Macron strategist said the president would name a new prime minister before the June legislative elections.
Nagaenthran Dharmalingam an intellectually challenged man of Indian origin from Malaysia has been executed in Singapore today in a drug trafficking case.