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UN warns climate catastrophe getting closer
The annual report by the World Meteorological Organisation says four key indicators of climate change hit record levels in 2021. Also: the secret schools for girls in Afghanistan; federal agents find an underground railway between Mexico and the US; and how victory celebrations knocked a groundbreaking African cyclist out of the race.
ICC sends 'largest ever' team of investigators to Ukraine
The International Criminal Court will collaborate with French detectives who have been working at suspected crime scenes in Ukraine. Also: few answers at rare US Congressional UFO hearing, and movie stars gather as the Cannes Film Festival gets underway.
Ukraine working on 'next stages' of Mariupol evacuation
The fate of more than 260 soldiers taken to Russian controlled territory on Monday remains unclear. Ukraine suggests a prisoner exchange but Moscow has not confirmed this. Also: a study into the behaviour of mosquitos could change the way malaria is tackled across Africa, and Nasa's rover begins work to find life on Mars.
Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters evacuated from Mariupol steelworks
Many have been admitted to hospital in the Russian controlled town of Novoazovsk. Also: Sri Lanka's new prime minister warns of further difficult months, a huge dust storm hits the Middle East, and how robot-assisted surgery might speed up recovery times.
Ukraine: the children's camp that became an execution ground
The authorities in Bucha accuse Russian soldiers of war crimes. Also: North Korea's leader orders his military to help respond to the Covid outbreak; and we report on how some people in the food-producing giant Brazil are struggling to get enough to eat.
Finland and Sweden confirm Nato bid
They want to join the alliance after Russia’s Ukraine invasion. Also, killing of 10 people in US supermarket shooting a “hate crime”, and Tonga’s volcano explosion was biggest in a century.
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