Liberation has finally come to Kharkiv, Ukraine. But the scars of Russia’s brutal occupation remain

Kupiansk, Ukraine CNN — The victory of Ukrainian forces in the newly liberated Kupiansk has little rest. Russian shells still pound its cobbled streets and stain the sky with plumes of black smoke. Major damage is seen in almost all buildings. A huge poster with an image of a waving Russian flag stands near the … Read more

Wales have called up Birmingham teenager Jordan James for their Nations League matches

Jordan James’ Welsh father Tony is a former Hereford player Place: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels Date: September 22, Thursday Start: 19:45 BST Coverage: Live on BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru, BBC Sport website and app, and live text online. BBC One Wales highlights from 11.15pm BST and later on demand Wales have called up Birmingham … Read more

Iranian police called Mahsa Amini’s death “regrettable” as protesters took to the streets

CNN — Iranian police described Mahsa Amini’s death as an “unfortunate incident” and denied that she had been physically harmed during her arrest, the semi-official Fars News agency said on Monday. Amini, 22, who was arrested and detained by Iran’s Moral Police in Tehran, died on Friday after falling into a coma. CCTV footage released … Read more

World leaders gather at ‘great risk’ at UN

The UN gang is finally meeting in person after three years of leaders speaking via video over the global pandemic. But many leaders of the UN’s 193 countries were in the UK on Monday for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, forcing them to reschedule speeches and appointments on UN duties. Perhaps the most significant of the … Read more

Where does Fiona go from here as she grows stronger

Hurricane Fiona brought more than 2 feet of rain to parts of Puerto Rico, and raged rivers, bringing down a bridge in the floodwaters. Fiona caused an island-wide power outage, affecting nearly 1.5 million customers on Sunday. The storm is now expected to intensify into the first major hurricane of the Atlantic season. Hurricane Fiona … Read more