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In this picture taken on April 13, 2022, a Russian soldier stands guard at the Luhansk power plant in the town of Shchastya. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)

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Putin declared victory in the Luhansk region of Ukraine. After the fall of the city of Lysychansk, Russian forces will now likely focus on capturing Donetsk.

Danish police ruled out terrorism as a motive for a mass shooting at a shopping mall. At least three people died and four more were injured when a 22-year-old opened fire in Copenhagen.

More airline workers are going on strike. Almost 1,000 pilots will go on strike across Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Meanwhile, easyJet’s COO resigned amid anger over flight cancellations.

British legislators want to ban Chinese CCTV manufacturers. Hikvision and Dahua are already banned in the US for their alleged ties to human rights abuses.

The US said the Israeli army was “likely responsible” for the death of a Palestinian reporter. However, the ballistic test of the bullet that killed Shireen Abu Akleh was inconclusive.

A month-long state of emergency was declared in Uzbekistan’s western region. At least 18 people died in clashes sparked by Tashkent’s plans to curb Karakalpakstan’s autonomy.

Italy’s prime minister linked the fatal collapse of a glacier to climate change. Seven people have been confirmed dead so far in the Dolomites, with rescuers’ hopes to find survivors dwindling.

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