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Paris attacker given France's most severe sentence
Salah Abdeslam and 19 others were convicted over the 2015 attacks, which killed 130 people across Paris. Also: the singer R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in jail for sex abuse, and nearly a quarter of Earth's seafloor now mapped.
NATO declares 'unshakeable' commitment to Ukraine
Western defence alliance declares Russia a direct threat to its security -- and prepares to welcome new members and boost military readiness. Also: the former Mrs Gates talks about life after Bill, African leaders urge Sudan and Ethiopia to step back from conflict, and scientists studying the bones of an ancient giant kangaroo say it belongs to a previously unknown group of species.
Turkey supports Finland and Sweden Nato bid
Russia strongly opposes the two states joining the military alliance, and had used its possible enlargement as a pretext for the invasion of Ukraine. Also: Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years over sex trafficking, and who was the famous singer who played a couple's wedding song in a pub?
G7 vows to drive up costs for Russia over Ukraine war
Leaders promise to tackle global hunger and a price cap for Russian oil. Also: forty-six migrants have been found dead in an abandoned truck in the US state of Texas, and the oldest Nazi criminal ever to stand trial in Germany.
Many killed in crowded Ukraine shopping centre hit by Russian strike
Ukraine's president says more than one thousand people were inside the complex in the city of Kremenchuk. Also: Jordan reports fatalities in toxic gas leak in Aqaba, and the artwork of a London man goes viral after his death.
G7 to stand with Ukraine 'for as long as it takes'
The G7 nations promised to tighten the squeeze on Russia's finances with new sanctions. Also: a BBC investigation exposes a human trafficking network smuggling disabled children from Tanzania to Kenya, and schools in Beijing re-open two months nearly two months after closing because of Covid.
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