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'Many deaths' possible from hurricane Ian warns Biden
He said it could be the deadliest storm in Florida's history. Also; Russia gears up to complete its annexation of occupied Ukrainian territories in defiance of international law, and, Tom Hanks says he's made four 'pretty good films' -- so what's your favourite?
Russia to formally annex four areas of Ukraine
Vladimir Putin will hold a signing ceremony on Friday after self-styled referendums. Also: Hurricane Ian has weakened into a tropical storm as it moves across Florida but it's still drenching the peninsula in rain, and the new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, has insisted that her government's controversial budget makes good economic sense despite the turmoil it's created in the financial markets.
'Catastrophic' storm surge as hurricane pounds Florida
Ian struck the Gulf coast, bringing powerful winds, severe flooding and power outages. Also; the US says it will rally global opposition to Russia's attempts to annex Ukrainian territory, and, a breakthrough in the treatment of Alzeimher's.
EU reacts to what it calls sabotage on two key gas pipelines
The EU and NATO stress the need to protect critical infrastructure after what they called acts of sabotage on two key gas pipelines. Also: Hurricane Ian strengthens into a Category Four storm as it approaches the Florida coast, and the lyrics for David Bowie's song 'Starman' are auctioned for more than two hundred thousand dollars.
Suspected sabotage of Russian-controlled pipeline
Baltic states say gas leaks appear to have been caused deliberately, and were probably linked to the war in Ukraine. Also; far-right militia leaders are going on trial in the United States, accused of plotting to block the peaceful transfer of power, and the Colombian popstar, Shakira, is ordered to go on trial for allegedly not paying millions in taxes.
Japan remembers Shinzo Abe
A state funeral is held for Japan's longest-serving prime minister. Also, it’s the final day of voting in widely discredited referendums in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine, and the UN says the situation in Haiti is a humanitarian catastrophe.
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