Ukraine suffers major defeat as Russians capture major industrial city

Russia’s separatist proxies in eastern Ukraine have claimed full control of the important battlefield town of Lyman, as Moscow presses its biggest advance for weeks. Lyman, site of a key railway hub, has been a major front line as Russian forces press down from the north, one of three directions

Large 6.4 East Timor earthquake spreads panic in Dili

People in the East Timor capital of Dili have run from homes and commercial district buildings as a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the island nation. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre says the quake was at a depth of 10 km and struck about 29 km east-southeast of Lospalos at the island’s

Russia abandons focus on Ukraine capital Kyiv to capture Donbas region

Advancing Russian forces are closer to surrounding Ukrainian troops in the east, briefly seizing positions on the last highway out of a crucial pair of Ukrainian-held cities before being beaten back. Russia has poured thousands of troops into its assault in the eastern Donbas region, attacking from three sides in

Philippines declares Ferdinand ‘Bongbong‘ Marcos Jr as next president

A joint session of Philippines Congress has declared Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the notorious late dictator, the winner of this month’s election and confirmed he will become the country’s next president. The proclamation on Wednesday formalises the once unimaginable return to power of the country’s most