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US urges China to 'influence' Russia against Ukraine invasion
A US State department official said Western countries were unified in wanting a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis but she said the costs must be swift and severe for Russia if it took military action. Also: Honduras' first female president sworn in, and scientists find "spooky" object in Milky Way.
Fukushima youth sue after developing cancer
Six Japanese plaintiffs say they got cancer from radiation exposure after the 2011 nuclear disaster. Also, Honduras swears in its first female president; and why Spotify is removing the music of Neil Young.
US and Nato tell Russia they will not compromise
Washington says it will not bow to Moscow's security demands on eastern Europe. Also, some of Italy's largest companies have held a controversial video conference with Vladimir Putin, amid the escalating tensions over Ukraine; and conservationists have discovered hundreds of new species in South East Asia.
Kurdish forces say they have retaken Syrian prison
Kurdish led Syrian Democratic Forces say they have retaken a prison attacked by IS militants. IS overran the jail and tried to free the prisoners, some of whom are hundreds of children. Also, Thailand and Saudi Arabia end a 30-year row over a scandal involving stolen jewels; and why Disney has been criticised over a remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Could President Putin face personal sanctions over Ukraine stand-off?
The West ratchets up warnings to Russia against invading Ukraine. The International Monetary Fund is downbeat about global economic growth citing inflation and the pandemic. Also: Plans to criminalise medical treatments that try to restore the appearance of virginity.
British police to investigate lockdown parties at PM's official residence
Boris Johnson welcomes the investigation. But a spokesperson says the prime minister does not believe he has broken any coronavirus laws. Also, Russia accuses the US of stoking tensions over Ukraine, and one of the most remote museums in the world reopens.