A statement from the Russian defence ministry said. 'According to objective control data, the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile successfully hit a sea target located at a distance of about 1,000km. 'The flight of the hypersonic missile corresponded to the specified parameters.' ... Deliveries of the Zircon are due within months and possibly weeks ... .
The country’s search and rescue agency said the vessel was carrying 43 people when it capsized in the Makassar Strait; 17 people were rescued; it’s believed the boat ran out of fuel and got trapped in bad weather ... .
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia blocked the U.N.Security Council from issuing a statement Friday expressing concern at the violence and serious humanitarian situation in Myanmar and the “limited progress” on implementing a regional plan to restore peace to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation, diplomats said Friday evening ...China’s U.N.
Ukrainian forces may have to retreat from their last pocket in the Luhansk region to avoid being captured, a Ukrainian official said, as Russian troops press an advance in the east that has shifted the momentum of the three-month-old war. ...Gaidai said 90% of buildings in the town were damaged. ... The StandardChannel. IOSAndroid ... More>>.
By Arathy Somasekhar and Kanishka Singh. HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Former PresidentDonald Trump on Friday argued the United States should make it easier to confine "deranged" people and eliminate gun-free school zones after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers this week at a Texas school ... Read more ... .
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, “Please send the police now,” as nearly 20 officers waited in the hallway for more than 45 minutes, authorities said Friday ... READ MORE ... “It was the wrong decision,” he said ... .
Among them were soldiers as well as civilians, the head of the local military administration, Oleksandr Stryuk, said on Friday. Many people have also fled. Of the former 130,000 inhabitants, only about a 10th are still there ... Not far from the city limits, however, there is already fierce fighting ... This information could not be verified at first ... GNA. .
A Somali teenager accused of killing a tuk-tuk driver who she alleged had tried to rape her has been released from custody in Egypt. The 15-year-old had been held for four days after handing herself in to authorities, local media report ... She was released on Friday pending further investigation ... More on this story ... Features ... .