Ukraine advance in Lyman shows it can push back Russian forces, NATO chief says

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s capture of a city within territory of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declared annexation demonstrates that Ukrainians are making progress and able to push back against Russian forces, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday. “We have seen that they have been able to take a new town, Lyman, and … Read more

10 torture sites in 1 town: Russia sowed pain, fear in Izium

By LORI HINNANT, EVGENIY MALOLETKA and VASILISA STEPANENKO October 2, 2022 GMT IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — The first time the Russian soldiers caught him, they tossed him bound and blindfolded into a trench covered with wooden boards for days on end. Then they beat him, over and over: Legs, arms, a hammer to the … Read more

At Least 125 Dead After Indonesian Soccer Stadium Rush: Latest News

The police firing tear gas into crowds at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, Indonesia, on Saturday.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images More than 125 people died Saturday night after a professional soccer match in Malang, Indonesia, when fans rushed the field, prompting the police to fire tear gas into tightly packed crowds, causing many to be trampled, … Read more

Liz Truss admits mistakes on controversial tax cuts plan, but doubles down on it anyway

London CNN  —  British Prime Minister Liz Truss admitted mistakes had been made with her government’s controversial “mini-budget” announced last week – which sent the pound to historic lows and sparked market chaos – but stood by her policies. Speaking to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg on Sunday morning Truss said: “I do accept we should … Read more

Brazil election: Voting starts in contest marred by violence and fear

São Paulo, Brazil CNN  —  Polls opened in Brazil on Sunday in a presidential election marred by an unprecedented climate of tension and violence. While there are nearly a dozen candidates on the ballot, the race has been dominated by two frontrunners and polar opposites: right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and leftist former president Luiz … Read more

Pope begs Putin to end ‘spiral of violence and death’, fears nuclear war

Pope says annexation risked nuclear escalation Says he has been haunted by “rivers of blood and tears” Most direct appeal to Putin since invasion in February Vatican official compares it to days of Cuban missile crisis VATICAN CITY, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Pope Francis for the first time directly begged Russian President Vladimir Putin to … Read more

Iran lawmakers chant ‘thank you, police’ despite growing public fury over woman’s death

DUBAI, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Iranian lawmakers chanted “thank you, police” during a parliament session on Sunday, in a show of support for a fierce crackdown on widespread anti-government protests against the death of a young woman in police custody. The protests, sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini from Iranian Kurdistan, have spiralled … Read more

Brazil votes in tense Lula-Bolsonaro presidential contest

Supporters of Brazil’s presidential candidate for the leftist Workers Party (PT) and former President (2003-2010), Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, show the “L” symbol elusive to Lula presidential campaign before a rally in Salvador, Bahia state, Brazil, on September 30, 2022. Arisson Marinho | Afp | Getty Images Brazilians are voting on Sunday in the … Read more