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What we know about the blast that killed Ukrainian POWs in Olenivka

August 6, 2022 at 6:14 p.m. EDT A satellite photo provided by Maxar Technologies shows a view of the Olenivka detention center, after an explosion reportedly killed Ukrainian soldiers. (Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies/AP) Comment on this story Comment Early on July 29, on the outskirts of Olenivka village in eastern Ukraine, a mysterious explosion […]

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Moment massive blast wipes out two-storey block in Gaza amid Isreali strikes on militants

A huge explosion rocked the Palestinian enclave of Gaza on Saturday after an Israeli missile targetted a building which was completely levelled in the resulting explosion. The strike comes as at least 160 rockets were fired toward Israel after the Israeli Defence Forces killed an Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza on Friday. A video taken at the […]

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Science

Best's Market Segment Report: Two Years After Beirut Blast, Operating Environment Remains Gruelling for Lebanese Insurers

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Beirut port explosion, which occurred two years ago and has been described as one of the largest non-nuclear explosions recorded, ultimately caused estimated physical damage and insured losses of USD 4 billion and USD 1 billion, respectively. A new AM Best report discusses how the explosion, along with other factors, has intensified operational […]

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Blast that killed Ukraine PoWs was Kremlin operation, Kyiv claims

The Ukrainian prisoners of war killed last week in an explosion at their barracks were the victims of a Kremlin special operation plotted in advance and approved at the highest levels, senior government officials in Kyiv have claimed. Citing intelligence, satellite data and phone intercepts, the officials said the inmates were killed in a callous […]

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Solar storm horror: Sun blast ‘likely’ to strike in HOURS in power grid threat

Ultra-fast solar winds that were blasted out of the Sun are darting towards Earth and could come into contact with its geomagnetic field.  The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warned that the G1-class storm could cause power grid failures, disrupt satellites and disrupt the migrations of animals if this happens. While this has the potential […]

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Showbiz

GMB viewers blast Richard Madeley’s ‘inappropriate’ comment to Lioness Alessia Russo

Will Nesbit commented: “If I was your Dad, and asked you that, what would you say?” What is Richard on about?? Richard “who’s your daddy” Madeley #GMB.” (sic)  @Selexiak said: “#gmb Uh, oh, inappropriate granddads interviewing one of the football team again. ‘How are you feeling, love?’ #richardmadeley.” (sic)  Rachel remarked: “Oh no! Another Lioness […]

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Former Ukraine prison detainees doubt Russia’s deadly blast story

Comment on this story Comment Even before the deadly blast that killed at least 53 Ukrainian soldiers on Friday, the Olenivka prison in the country’s separatist-controlled eastern Donetsk province was known to human rights groups as a lawless place where pro-Russian forces hold civilians flagged as potential enemy “collaborators” and military prisoners of war. Located […]

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Charlene White fires back as ITV viewers blast her for diversity query over Lionesses’ win

Loose Women presenter Charlene White has hit back at critics on Twitter who blasted her for questioning diversity issues after England’s Lionesses won the 2022 Euros. The ITV star remained calm and collected in her responses, insisting that such questions “needed to be asked”.  Charlene, 42, got into a back and forth with a couple […]

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BBC Breakfast backlash as viewers blast coverage ‘Any real news today?’

Carol replied: “Yeah and to be honest, the quality has always been good, even back when I was playing. Realising his blunder, Roger explained he wasn’t implying that it wasn’t good back when she was on the pitch. She added: “No I know, that’s fine.  “A lot of people enjoyed watching women’s football and as […]

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‘Get him off’ Meghan Markle fans blast Lorraine over ‘disgusting’ Tom Bower interview

Stepping in for Lorraine Kelly, Christine Lampard hosted the ITV show and chatted to Tom Bower about his book, Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors. He told Christine he was inspired to write the book following the famous Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview with Oprah Winfrey, which he labelled “disgraceful”. He went […]