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Ukraine recaptures southern villages from Russians
President Zelensky said Ukrainian forces had made "fast powerful movements" in the south. Also: clashes between police and protestors in the Iranian city of Zahedan have in recent days claimed scores of lives, and the country music singer Loretta Lynn has died aged ninety.
North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan
Sirens and text alerts woke people in the north of the country urging them to seek shelter. Also, the UN appeals for aid to control water-borne diseases in Pakistan, and Ukraine makes a breakthrough against Russia in south.
Ukraine makes more military gains
Russian-backed officials have acknowledged that Ukrainian forces have made significant gains in the past two days in the southern Kherson region of Ukraine. Also: Iran's Supreme leader blames unrest on US and Israel; and Kim Kardashian is fined more than $1m for illegally promoting a cryptocurrency online.
Russia ‘will make objective judgment’ about nuclear weapons
The Kremlin was responding after the leader of Chechnya said low yield nuclear weapons should be considered. Also: A major u-turn by the British government to scrap a controversial plan to cut taxes for the highest earners, and Egyptologists make a 'dream discovery'.
Brazil election: Bolsonaro and Lula in tight presidential race
Tens of millions voted Sunday to decide between the far-right current president Jair Bolsonaro and the left-wing Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Also: Indonesia investigates one of the deadliest football stadium disasters in decades, and thousands of runners have taken part in the London marathon.
Russian troops forced out of key east Ukraine town
Russian has withdrawn its troops from Lyman in a move seen as a significant setback for its campaign in eastern Ukraine. Also: a day after a coup in Burkina Faso there are protests in the capital, and Nandi - the 12 year old schoolgirl who drums and sings with the rock stars.
The objectivity, journalistic standards and presentation are wonderful as long as they don’t concern any mainstream political subjects of United Kingdom.
While there is a pretence of left leaning, empathetic to poor and suffering, there is never really a craving for objectivity in matters of wealth and poverty, exploitation of the poor and poor nations, geo-political interests bordering on a hunger to devour!
The reporting appears ludicrous whenever it begins to speak about China, Russia, Putin, xi jinping, Venezuela, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afganistan, wiki leaks, Asange, Snowden and so on subjects, the tone and content is not very different from the expression of sychophants in Banana Republics!
But that may be what most pro- establishment Brits think, feel and know as laws of nature and the world created by God!
Yet, BBC is helpful as reporting agency, when the topics are not within their core interests, or about which they can never be objective, like espousing the right keep the gold from dying starving Venezuelans, and queuing up to hand it over to a despicable CIA mercenary like Juan Guaido, sounding how an outlaw is Maduro Government ruling Venezuela, and recognised by a hundred and fifty countries but not recognised by USA and it’s Cohorts!
Real objectivity shows when it is about yourself!
God bless BBC!
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When there was no tv and the otherwise independent media had limited influence, BBC was second name for objective reporting. Having enjoyed their Hindi and Urdu services also in the eighties and nineties now I am a die hard fan of their English reporting.
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