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Air India to expand fleet with 30 Boeing and Airbus jets
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Asian markets continue to rally, building on US gains
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Jailed Indian journalist gets bail almost two years after arrest
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Ukraine says Russia strikes power grid as more ground regained
Ukraine has announced fresh gains in its counter-offensive, including the recapture of the strategic city of Izyum in the country's east, where Kyiv accused Russia of carrying out reprisal strikes against electricity infrastructure.
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Russia 'regroups' troops in east as Ukraine advances
Russia announced Saturday it was pulling back troops from the eastern Kharkiv region of Ukraine as Kyiv announced its troops had seized a key logistics hub in a lightning counter-offensive. A Moscow-backed separatist leader in the east meanwhile said Russian forces were fighting "difficult" battles against Kyiv's troops in several parts of eastern Donetsk region. A Ukrainian official also said Kyiv's troops were closing in on the eastern city of Lysychansk, captured by Russian troops after fierce artillery battles in July. Moscow's announcement of the pull back alongside Kyiv's claim to have entered the town of Kupiansk are the most significant shifts in battlefield dynamics after months of fighting in eastern Ukraine that has been dominated by Moscow. "A decision was made to regroup Russian troops stationed in the Balakliya and Izyum regions to bolster efforts along the Donetsk front," Russia's defence ministry said in a statement. News of the draw down came just after Ukrainian special forces published images on social media showing camouflage-clad officers with automatic weapons "in Kupiansk". The town of some 27,000 people -- which was captured with in the first week of Russia's invasion launched on February 24 -- "was and will always be Ukrainian," the special forces said. But observers expect Ukrainian forces to make further gains in the Kharkiv region, which borders Russia and has been either controlled by Russia or shelled by its artillery for months. - 'Astonishing' advance - There was no official confirmation that Kyiv's troops had also routed Russian forces from Iyzum -- an important staging ground for Russia's war effort -- with a pre-war population of around 45,000 people. But images flooding social media appeared to show Ukrainian forces within the city and Russian observers of the conflict said there were initial reports Moscow's army had already withdrawn. "Ukrainian troops are advancing in eastern Ukraine, liberating more cities and villages. Their courage coupled with Western military support brings astonishing results," foreign ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said in a statement on social media. "It's crucial to keep sending arms to Ukraine. Defeating Russia on the battlefield means winning peace in Ukraine," he added. His assessment came after President Volodymyr Zelensky said late Friday his troops had already retaken some 30 towns and villages in the northeastern Kharkiv region. Ukraine's push appears to have caught Russian troops largely off guard. One day before Russia announced its three-day operation to redeploy forces from Kharkiv to the industrial Donbas region further south it said it was dispatching reinforcements to Kharkiv. State media on Friday published footage of Russian tanks, artillery and support vehicles moving in columns on dirt roads moving towards Kharkiv. - 'Frightening' - The capture of urban hubs like Kupiansk and Izyum would be a significant blow to Russia's ability to resupply its positions on the eastern frontline and could see Russia's hold over the east severely diminished. In one village captured by the advancing Ukrainians, electric pylons were toppled and cables lay across the ground and houses were gutted, AFP journalists reported. On the road towards the recaptured town of Balakliya, the journalists saw abandoned Russian armour painted with the letter "Z" -- a symbol of Russia's invasion. Ukrainian troops were also advancing along portions of the southern front line, a spokesperson said Saturday, in some regions by dozens of kilometres, into territory captured by Russian troops at the beginning of the invasion. Russian news agencies meanwhile reported six large explosions in Nova Kakhovka, a town held by Russian troops in the southern Kherson region. Meanwhile in the eastern Donetsk region, rebel leader Denis Pushilin said the situation in the town of Lyman was "very difficult" and that there was also fighting in "a number of other localities," particularly in the northern part of the region. - 'We will stand by Ukraine' - German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock arrived in the Ukrainian capital on Saturday for a surprise visit, which she said was to demonstrate Berlin's support for Ukraine. It came a week after Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal's trip to Berlin where he had repeated Kyiv's call for weapons. Baerbock pledged continued "deliveries of weapons, and with humanitarian and financial support". Over recent weeks Germany has sent an array of weapons to Kyiv, supplementing other Western-supplied weapons that observers say have hurt Russia's supply and command abilities. Baerbock's visit follows US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's, during which he promised a nearly $3 billion military package for Ukraine. In a meeting in Brussels with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Blinken said Russia's push to send reinforcements showed Moscow was paying "huge costs" in its bid to capture and then hold Ukrainian territory. However, Russian forces were still inflicting serious damage with a campaign of shelling in Kharkiv city and in the industrial region of Donbas in the east. The head of the Kharkiv region, Oleg Synegubov, said Russian shelling Saturday on the Kholodnogirskiy district of the city had left at least one person dead and two more injured. Earlier, Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk region, which is part of Donbas, said Russian shelling had left two dead. Concerns have also been rising in recent days over fresh shelling near Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in the south of the country. The International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday recent attacks near the plant had compromised the safe operation of the facility. French President Emmanuel spoke with Zelensky on Saturday and said the situation at the plant was "worrying," according to the Elysee. The Ukraine leader again said the site should demilitarised during the call, according to a tweet. bur-jbr/cdw
Eala channels 'idol' Nadal to become Philippines' first Slam winner
Alexandra Eala became the Philippines' first Grand Slam junior champion at the US Open on Saturday, using her "idol" Rafael Nadal for inspiration.
'Part of the family': Mexico City's dog race celebrates canine community
Sporting tiny traditional outfits and donning pint-sized backpacks, about 300 canines of different sizes competed on Sunday in a Mexico City dog race.
Sweden's right wing poised for election victory on far-right gains
Sweden's right wing looked set to oust Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson's left-wing bloc in Sunday's general election on strong gains by the far-right, clinging to a slim lead with 94 percent of electoral districts counted.
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Sweden's right wing poised for election victory on far-right gains
Sweden's right wing looked set to oust Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson's left-wing bloc in Sunday's general election on strong gains by the far-right, clinging to a slim lead with 94 percent of electoral districts counted. The right wing bloc was credited with a majority of 176 of 349 seats in parliament, with the left bloc trailing with 173. With the vote deemed too close to call, election authorities said they did not expect a final result until Wednesday when the last ballots from abroad and from advance voting had been counted. "We're not going to have a final result tonight", Andersson, 55, told her cheering supporters as the outcome hung in the air, calling on Swedes to "have patience" and "let democracy run its course". Andersson's challenger Ulf Kristersson of the conservative Moderates and the leader of the right-wing bloc, said that while the election results could still change, "I am ready to build a new and strong government". The Moderates and two other smaller right-wing parties have for the first time tied up with the anti-immigration and nationalist Sweden Democrats, which looked set to post their best election score yet. The far-right party, which entered parliament in 2010 with 5.7 percent of votes and have long been treated as "pariahs" by other political parties, was seen garnering around 20.7 percent of votes. That makes them the country's second-biggest party for the first time, overtaking the Moderates, the traditional leaders on the right. The election campaign was dominated by issues close to right-wing voters and especially the far-right, including rising gang shootings, immigration and integration issues. While Andersson's Social Democrats looked set to remain the country's biggest party with 30.5 percent, the Moderates slipped to third position, at 19 percent. That is a setback for Kristersson, who orchestrated a major shift in Swedish politics by initiating exploratory talks in 2019 with the Sweden Democrats. The two other small right-wing parties, the Christian Democrats and to a lesser extent the Liberals, later followed suit. - 'Looking good now' - "Our goal is to sit in government. Our goal is a majority government," Sweden Democrats party leader Jimmie Akesson told a crowd of cheering supporters on Sunday evening. "It's looking pretty damn good now", he said. Party secretary Richard Jomshof told public television SVT he "didn't believe" other parties would be able to freeze out the Sweden Democrats again and expected to have a strong influence on the country's politics. "We are so big now... it is clear we should have a spot on parliamentary committees", he said. He said the party had "a chance to be an active part of a government that would move politics in a completely different direction". Prime Minister Andersson, a former finance minister, campaigned on building a government with the support of the small Left, Centre and Green parties. The Social Democrats have governed Sweden since 2014 and dominated the political landscape since the 1930s. "We Social Democrats have had a good election", she told party members late Sunday, adding: "Swedish Social Democracy stands strong". - 'Enormous shift' - Both blocs are beset by internal divisions that could lead to lengthy negotiations to build a coalition government. On the right wing, the Liberals have said they are opposed to the Sweden Democrats being given cabinet posts, political scientist Katarina Barrling noted. They would prefer for the far-right to remain in the background providing informal support in parliament. But for a number of reasons there is "pressure to have a united and effective government" in place quickly, she said. Sweden faces a looming economic crisis, is in the midst of a historic NATO application process and is due to take over the EU presidency in 2023. The end of the Sweden Democrats' political isolation, and the prospect of it becoming the biggest right-wing party, is "an enormous shift in Swedish society", said Anders Lindberg, an editorialist at left-wing tabloid Aftonbladet. Born out of a neo-Nazi movement at the end of the 1980s, the party's rise has come alongside a large influx of immigrants. The country of around 10 million people has taken in almost half a million asylum seekers in a decade. It also comes as Sweden struggles to combat escalating gang shootings attributed to battles over the sale of drugs and weapons. Crime was one of far-right voters' top concerns. jll-bur/po/it
Five dead in 'massive' Papua New Guinea quake
A 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook Papua New Guinea Sunday, damaging buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least five people, with several others severely injured.
Hong Kong jails speech therapists over ‘seditious’ children’s books
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Ethiopia's Tigray rebels say ready for AU-led peace talks
Ethiopia's Tigray rebels said Sunday they were ready for a ceasefire and would accept a peace process led by the African Union, removing an obstacle to negotiations with the government to end almost two years of brutal warfare.
Alcaraz wins US Open and becomes youngest world number one
Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz claimed his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open on Sunday and became the youngest man to ascend to the world number one ranking.