За даними голови ОВА, ще семеро цивільних отримали поранення
За даними голови ОВА, ще семеро цивільних отримали поранення
Овсяннікова стала відома після того, вийшла з «антивоєнним плакатом» у прямому ефірі програми «Время»
The storm that came ashore in southwestern Mexico as Hurricane Agatha is expected to dissipate late Tuesday, but after dropping more heavy rains over the region.
Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat urged people to remain cautious Tuesday with the ongoing threat of rain, but he said there were no reports of any deaths from the storm.
Agatha made landfall Monday near the Oaxaca town of Puerto Angel, bringing flooding rains and strong winds, and triggering several mudslides.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm, which was rated a Category Two hurricane, was the strongest to make a May landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast since record keeping began in 1949.
Some information for this report came from The Associated Press and Reuters
Indigenous Australia’s approach to seasons, based on tens of thousands of years of experience, is explored in a new three-part documentary series. From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports
У Київській області забезпечено проїзд 19 тимчасовими переправами для транспортного сполучення населених пунктів регіону зі столицею
Котелевський районний суд Полтавській област засудив двох полонених російських військовослужбовців до 11 років 6 місяців позбавлення волі. Їх визнали винними в обстрілі цивільних об’єктів у Харківській області у перший день російського вторгнення в Україну 24 лютого.
Прокуратура вимагала для військових-контрактників Олександра Бобикіна та Олександра Іванова 12 років позбавлення волі. Це максимальний термін за статтею про порушення законів та звичаїв війни, за якою їх судили. Обидва росіянини визнали провину.
Суд зарахував досудове тримання під вартою обох обвинувачених із 6 квітня у термін відбування покарання.
На вирок ще може бути подана апеляція.
За даними слідства, 24 лютого Бобікін та Іванов брали участь у двох обстрілах Харківської області: із селища Малинівка Бєлгородської області Росії та з території України. Прокуратура вважає, що внаслідок їхніх дій було зруйновано житлові будинки у селищі Козача Лопань та ветеринарний ліцей у селищі Ветеринарне.
«Я повністю винен у злочинах, у яких мене звинувачують. Ми обстріляли Україну з Росії», – сказав Бобикін, водій-зарядник бойової машини «Град». Навідник «Граду» Іванов заявив, що кається, і попросив не призначати йому максимальний термін.
Адвокат обвинувачених також просив суд про поблажливість, стверджуючи, що солдати виконували наказ та покаялися.
За повідомленням прокуратури, особи командирів, які віддавали ці накази, наразі встановлюються.
Суд вирішив, що військові мали можливість не виконувати наказ. Бобикін та Іванов казали на суді, що не розуміли, куди стріляють. Про те, що снаряди потрапили на територію Харківської області, вони, за їхніми словами, дізналися лише під час слідства. При цьому, за словами Іванова, частина його товаришів по службі відмовилася виконувати наказ.
Це вже друга справа щодо російських військових на війні в Україні, за якою винесено вирок. 23 травня було засуджено 21-річного російського сержанта Вадима Шишимаріна до довічного ув’язнення за вбивство мирного жителя Сумської області. Шишимарін повністю визнав свою провину.
Для тих працюючих пенсіонерів, пенсії яких виплачуються у мінімальному розмірі, додаткові перерахунки будуть проведені з 1 липня
The World Health Organization’s governing board agreed on Monday to form a new committee to help speed up its response to health emergencies like COVID-19.
The U.N. Health Agency faced criticism for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the pace of its response to early cases that may have delayed detection and helped the virus to spread. Some disease experts say that governments and WHO must avoid repeating such early missteps with other outbreaks like monkeypox. Read full story.
The resolution, passed unanimously at the 34-member Executive Board’s annual meeting, will form a new Standing Committee on Health Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response to help address some of the perceived shortcomings.
Formal WHO meetings are sometimes spaced months apart, and under the new initiative, the new body would meet immediately after the director-general declares a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) — a decision that triggers calls for extra funding, public health measures and a series of recommendations aimed at controlling disease spread.
“This was probably one of the weakest points during the last pandemic that member states or governing bodies didn’t have the opportunity to have immediate consultations after this PHEIC of the last pandemic was declared,” Austria’s Clemens Martin Auer, who proposed the resolution, told the Executive Board.
He added that the new committee would also conduct oversight of WHO’s health emergencies program in ordinary times to ensure it is fit to respond.
“I think the standing committee will be an indispensable part of the new global architecture on health emergency,” he added.
The United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and Japan were among the co-sponsors of the initiative.
In Ghana, sexual assault victims must show medical reports to prove they have been assaulted before a rape suspect can be prosecuted. These medical examinations come at a relatively high cost, and are not covered by the national health insurance, and so can deter a victim from pressing charges. Now, a lawmaker is seeking to abolish the health exam requirement so that more women are able to pursue justice. Senanu Tord reports from Battor, Ghana.
The World Health Organization’s top monkeypox expert said she doesn’t expect the hundreds of cases reported to date to turn into another pandemic, but acknowledged there are still many unknowns about the disease, including how exactly it’s spreading and whether the suspension of mass smallpox immunization decades ago may somehow be speeding its transmission.
In a public session on Monday, WHO’s Dr. Rosamund Lewis said it was critical to emphasize that the vast majority of cases being seen in dozens of countries globally are in gay, bisexual or men who have sex with men, so that scientists can further study the issue and for populations at risk to take precautions.
“It’s very important to describe this because it appears to be an increase in a mode of transmission that may have been under-recognized in the past,” said Lewis, WHO’s technical lead on monkeypox.
Still, she warned that anyone is at potential risk of the disease, regardless of their sexual orientation. Other experts have pointed out that it may be accidental that the disease was first picked up in gay and bisexual men, saying it could quickly spill over into other groups if it is not curbed. To date, WHO said 23 countries that haven’t previously had monkeypox have reported more than 250 cases.
Lewis said it’s unknown whether monkeypox is being transmitted by sex or just the close contact between people engaging in sexual activity and described the threat to the general population as “low.”
“It is not yet known whether this virus is exploiting a new mode of transmission, but what is clear is that it continues to exploit its well-known mode of transmission, which is close, physical contact,” Lewis said. Monkeypox is known to spread when there is close physical contact with an infected person or their clothing or bedsheets.
She also warned that among the current cases, there is a higher proportion of people with fewer lesions that are more concentrated in the genital region and sometimes nearly impossible to see.
“You may have these lesions for two to four weeks (and) they may not be visible to others, but you may still be infectious,” she said.
Last week, a top adviser to WHO said the outbreak in Europe, U.S., Israel, Australia and beyond was likely linked to sex at two recent raves in Spain and Belgium. That marks a significant departure from the disease’s typical pattern of spread in central and western Africa, where people are mainly infected by animals like wild rodents and primates, and epidemics haven’t spilled across borders.
Most monkeypox patients experience only fever, body aches, chills and fatigue. People with more serious illness may develop a rash and lesions on the face and hands that can spread to other parts of the body. No deaths have been reported in the current outbreak.
WHO’s Lewis also said that while previous cases of monkeypox in central and western Africa have been relatively contained, it was not clear if people could spread monkeypox without symptoms or if the disease might be airborne, like measles or COVID-19.
Monkeypox is related to smallpox, but has milder symptoms. After smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980, countries suspended their mass immunization programs, a move that some experts believe may be helping monkeypox spread, since there is now little widespread immunity to related diseases; smallpox vaccines are also protective against monkeypox.
Lewis said it would be “unfortunate” if monkeypox were able to “exploit the immunity gap” left by smallpox 40 years ago, saying that there was still a window of opportunity to close down the outbreak so that monkeypox would not become entrenched in new regions.
Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, which won the Eurovision this year, has auctioned its trophy for a $900,000 donation to a foundation that helps the Ukrainian army.
The trophy — a large crystal microphone with the song contest’s logo — was put up for auction on Facebook.
The bidding ended Saturday night and was won by WhiteBIT, a Ukrainian bitcoin company.
“You guys are amazing!” Kalush Orchestra wrote on Facebook late Sunday announcing the winner.
“Special thanks to the WhiteBIT team who bought the trophy for $900,000 and are now the rightful owners.”
The band said that funds raised in auction, which could be entered using cryptocurrencies, will be donated to the Prytula Foundation, which helps the Ukrainian army.
The group Kalush Orchestra won the European contest on May 14 with its song “Stefania” mixing hip-hop and traditional music.
Russia, which invaded Ukraine on February 24, was excluded from the competition.
Much-anticipated action film “Top Gun: Maverick” was expected to have a big opening and it did not disappoint, taking in an estimated $151 million in North America for the four-day Memorial Day weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported.
Viewers had to wait 36 years to see the sequel to the original “Top Gun,” but critics say the Paramount/Skydance production was worth the wait, with some calling it superior to the original film.
“The source material remains strong, the execution is excellent, and Tom Cruise makes it work impeccably well,” said analyst David A. Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research.
The film — whose release had been delayed two years by the COVID-19 pandemic — notched $124 million for the first three days of the holiday weekend and took in the same amount overseas, despite not playing in China or Russia. It was Cruise’s first opening to top $100 million.
He again plays cocky (if grayer) navy test pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, now a captain, as he trains to bomb a rogue nation’s uranium enrichment facility. A strong supporting cast includes Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller and Jon Hamm; original “Top Gun” veteran Val (Iceman) Kilmer appears briefly.
Slipping a notch to second place was “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which in its fourth weekend took in $16.4 million for the Friday-through-Sunday period and $21.1 million for the full four days.
The Disney film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, had opened to a year’s best $187 million.
In third spot was 20th Century’s new “Bob’s Burgers Movie.” The animated film, based on a popular television show, earned $12.6 million for three days and $15 million for four.
Focus Features’ “Downton Abbey: A New Era” took fourth place, with $5.9 million for three days and $7.5 million for four. Based on the hugely popular British series, it again stars Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery.
And in fifth was Universal’s family-friendly animation “The Bad Guys,” at $4.6 million for three days and $6.1 million for four.
Rounding out the top 10 were:
“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” ($2.5 million for three days; $3.1 million for four)
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” ($2.5 million; $3.1 million)
“The Lost City” ($1.8 million; $2.3 million)
“Men” ($1.2 million; $1.5 million)
“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” ($905,000; $1.1 million)
Етична рада мотивує обмеження публічності конкурсу до Вищої ради правосуддя дією воєнного стану та необхідністю гарантування безпеки для учасників відбору
Indian police are investigating the murder of a popular Punjabi rapper who blended hip-hop, rap and folk music, a day after he was fatally shot, officials said Monday.
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known around the world by his stage name Sidhu Moose Wala, was killed Sunday evening while driving his car in Mansa, a district in northern India’s Punjab state. Moose Wala, 28, was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead.
Punjab state’s top police official VK Bhawra said the initial investigation has revealed the killing to be an inter-gang rivalry.
A day before the attack, the Punjab government had pulled security cover for over 400 individuals, including Moose Wala, in a bid to clamp down on VIP culture, local media reports said.
Moose Wala started off as a songwriter before a hit song in 2017 catapulted his singing career, making him well known among the Indian and Punjabi diaspora in countries like the United Kingdom and Canada.
Most of his singles have an English title even though the songs were mainly sung in Punjabi. His glossy music videos were most famous for his rap lyrics and often focused on macho culture. His debut album in 2018 made it to Canada’s Billboard Albums chart.
Moose Wala was a controversial figure, in part due to his lyrical style. In 2020, police charged him under India’s Arms Act for allegedly promoting gun culture in one of his songs.
His latest track, “The Last Ride,” was released earlier this month.
The rapper joined India’s Congress Party last year and unsuccessfully ran in the state’s assembly elections.
Punjab’s chief minister Bhagwant Mann said, “no culprit will be spared” and that he was deeply shocked and saddened by the murder.
Rahul Gandhi, a senior Congress leader, took to Twitter to express his condolences over the killing.
“Deeply shocked and saddened by the murder of promising Congress leader and talented artist,” he said.
The Mona Lisa was left shaken but unharmed on Sunday when a visitor to the Louvre tried to smash the glass protecting the world’s most famous painting before smearing cream across its surface in an apparent climate-related publicity stunt.
The perpetrator was a young man disguised as an old lady who jumped out of a wheelchair before attacking the glass.
“Maybe this is just nuts to me…,” posted the author of a video of the incident’s aftermath that shows a Louvre staffer cleaning the glass. “(He) then proceeds to smear cake on the glass, and throws roses everywhere before being tackled by security.”
The Louvre was not immediately available for comment.
Another video posted on social media showed the same staffer finishing cleaning the pane while another attendant removes a wheelchair from in front of the Da Vinci masterpiece.
“Think of the earth, people are destroying the earth”, the man, dressed in a wig, said in French in another video posting that showed him being led away from the Paris gallery with the wheelchair, indicating that the incident likely had an environmentalist motive.