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The newly-recognized Donetsk and Lugansk republics want Moscow to help them “repel the Ukrainian regime’s military aggression”

The newly recognised Donbass republics in Lugansk and Donetsk have formally asked Russia for military assistance in letters published on Wednesday. In them, their leaders claim that Ukrainian “aggression” has only increased since Moscow recognized the regions as independent states, earlier this week. The heads of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Ban for rowdy passenger

A 30-year-old West Australian man who was allegedly disruptive and argumentative on an intrastate flight has been issued an infringement and a flight ban. The Australian Federal Police has issued the FIFO worker a $500 infringement for disorderly behaviour, while Qantas has instituted a flight ban. The fine doubles to $1000 if the man does not pay it within 28

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President Putin responds to imperialism accusations 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the accusation that he is plotting to restore his country to the borders of the Russian Empire, insisting that Moscow recognizes the independence of post-Soviet states. In an exchange held with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday, Putin assured that, while he had anticipated Western backlash over his decision to formally recognize the

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Johnson questioned under police caution in UK first 

The Prime Minister is being required to complete a police questionnaire as part of an investigation into alleged breaches of lockdown rules. Boris Johnson has become the first UK Prime Minister to be questioned under police caution, according to a leaked version of Scotland Yard’s Partygate questionnaire reported by ITV on Tuesday. As part of the Metropolitan Police’s investigation into

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President Trump’s Truth Social attracting users

Truth Social reportedly attracts more than 150,000 users for its waitlist as sign-ups begin for iPhone owners Former US President Donald Trump’s new social media platform has debuted with more user demand than it can handle, instantly leading Apple’s app store in new downloads for free apps, and drawing a lengthy waiting list. Truth Social shot to the top of

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The child’s parent had allegedly been angered over an incorrect order at a McDonald’s drive-through in the US state of Utah

A father told his four-year-old child to fire a gun at officers following a dispute over a McDonald’s order, police in Utah have said. The gun was seized from the child just as it was fired.  The incident happened on Monday lunchtime at a drive-through restaurant in Midvale, in suburban Salt Lake City. The unidentified 21-year-old man had begun arguing

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Second person charged over Murder

Further to our 2.00am exclusive from the 25th January, Tasmania Police advise a person has been charged in connection to Sprent murder. An 18-year-old woman from Queenstown has been charged with several offences including Murder. She has been detained to appear before the Devonport Magistrates Court later today.

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Showing true colours – Secretary of state Antony Blinken has canceled planned meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov 

The US has called off the meeting between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, planned for Thursday in Geneva, citing what it said was the Russian “invasion” of Ukraine through recognition of two rebel regions. “Now that we see the invasion is beginning and Russia has made clear its wholesale rejection of diplomacy, it does not make

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Former US President ripped Biden’s handling of Ukraine crisis, calling Russia’s Donbass move ‘genius’

Former President Donald Trump has praised Russia’s Vladimir Putin for his strategy in eastern Ukraine, arguing that the Russian leader outmaneuvered Joe Biden by declaring the breakaway republics of Donetsk (DPR) and Lugansk (LPR) to be sovereign states. “I went in yesterday, and there was a television screen, and I said, ‘This is genius,’” Trump told radio host Buck Sexton in an interview

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“Western officials and media fake news” President Putin comments on how far Russian troops could go amid Ukraine crisis 

The scope of the army’s involvement fully depends on the ongoing situation in Donbass, the Russian president has said The extent of the Russian military’s action in the breakaway eastern Ukrainian republics of Donetsk and Lugansk hinges on the developing situation on the ground, President Vladimir Putin told reporters on Tuesday, after the country’s Senate granted him the right to

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