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Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

By DAVID KEYTON and JOHN LEICESTER KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, while pressing their momentum following the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk. The military said Saturday that Moscow-backed separatists were now in full control of the chemical plant that was the last Ukrainian holdout in the city. Russia also launched dozens of missiles on several areas across the country far from the heart of the eastern battles. Some of the missiles were fired from Russian long-range Tu-22 bombers deployed from Belarus for the first time, Ukraine’s air command said. The bombardment preceded a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President

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Kate Moss ‘hoping for OBE’ following appearance on Platinum Jubilee double decker bus

Kate has been a model for over 30 years (Picture: Getty)Kate Moss is said to be keen on netting an OBE in the next honours list, according to sources. The 48-year-old has been a staple of catwalks and campaigns since the 1990s, recently founding her own modelling agency and being named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2007. Kate also appeared on the nineties bus as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant earlier this month alongside Naomi Campbell and Patsy Kensit. However, now she has reportedly quietly told friends that she would ‘absolutely love’ to be given a nod by the Queen in the next round of honours. According to The Sun, the supermodel has been increasing her charity efforts, including through regularly delivering meals to elderly neighbours

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Protests over Supreme Court abortion ruling continue Saturday in downtown LA

LOS ANGELES — Protesters returned to the streets of downtown Los Angeles Saturday to demonstrate against the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn federal abortion protections, one day after some minor violence broke out between police and demonstrators. Two large demonstration were set in downtown LA on Saturday, one beginning at 10 a.m. in Grand Park that drew at least a couple hundred people before noon, and another at 1 p.m. outside the federal courthouse on First Street. Police told the public to expect severe traffic congestion downtown and several street closures around the Civic Center area. Another rally was expected at the Federal Building in Westwood on Saturday. Activists march through downtown to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 2

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Love Island viewers disgusted after witnessing Luca Bish casually suck Gemma Owen’s toes: ‘That made me violently ill’

The fans didn’t love it! (Picture: ITV)Love Island viewers were left pretty disgusted and baffled after watching Luca Bish suck Gemma Owen’s toes in front of all the islanders. And no, it wasn’t even during a challenge. Luca has been coupled up with Michael Owen’s 19-year-old daughter for a few weeks, and seems besotted with her. So besotted, in fact, he even sucked her toes a few times. ‘I prefer your right foot, I’d say,’ Luca began, continuing: ‘It’s weird when boys suck people’s toes and that,’ before doing exactly that while massaging Gemma’s feet. ‘Not really,’ Gemma replied. Gemma Owen and Luca Bish have been coupled up for a few weeks (Picture: ITV)He then sucked her toes a few times, and fellow islanders was just as unimpressed as the viewers at home. ‘Were y

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Paul McCartney fans furious as headliner’s Glastonbury set begins… with BBC livestream starting an hour later

Fans of The Beatles musician are not happy (Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire)Sir Paul McCartney has kicked off his set at Glastonbury 2022, making history as the oldest ever solo headliner in the festival’s history a day after Billie Eilish’s electric set. However, fans of The Beatles rocker who want to watch from home have been left disappointed, with the BBC coverage of the performance not beginning until an hour after it began. The 80-year-old musician arrived at the Pyramid Stage at 9.30pm, opening his set with a rendition of The Beatles classic Can’t Buy Me Love. However, when you go to BBC iPlayer and attempt to watch his show on the Glastonbury channel, it states: ‘Watch Paul McCartney’s headline performance on the Glastonbury Channel on iPlayer and BBC One from 10.30pm’… much to m

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Casualty spoilers: Broken David asks a grieving mother to kill him

David faced the wrath of many angry parents (Pictures: BBC)The first episode of tonight’s Casualty double bill saw everyone still reeling from last week’s school shooting. David Hide (Jason Durr) struggled to comprehend how his beloved son Ollie (Harry Collett) could have been one of the shooters and taken so many lives. The pain of grieving for Ollie was compounded by the knowledge of the terrible things Ollie had done, things that David had no idea he was capable of. He sat and watched videos of when Ollie was a little boy, trying to work out how that lovely innocent child had turned into a killer. And as he watched, a rock was thrown through his window. He went outside to be confronted by a mob of people wanting to vent their anger on someone. David, hardly caring what happened to hi

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Emmerdale spoilers: Romance for Laurel and Marlon’s physio Kit?

Marlon’s amused when Laurel attempts to flirt with Kit (Picture: ITV)Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) has recently been telling people that she’s ready to move on following the breakdown of her relationship with Jai (Chris Bisson) in Emmerdale. She had some flirty moments with a man she met in the bar she went to with Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) and Bernice (Samantha Giles), but could she be about to find love closer to home? Future episodes will see Laurel once again showcasing her flirtatious side and this time the man who’s caught her eye is Marlon (Mark Charnock)’s physiotherapist, Kit (Thoren Ferguson). Kit has been helping Marlon with his rehabilitation following his stroke. Initially his methods left poor Marlon frustrated and demoralised as he felt he’d never be able to do ...

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EastEnders spoilers: Heartbreaking exit story for Rainie as she makes a major decision?

Another exit? (Picture: BBC)Trouble continues for Rainie (Tanya Franks) in EastEnders as she’s left torn – get baby Roland back, or continue her relationship with Stuart (Ricky Champ)? Stuart, as viewers know, is currently experiencing post-natal depression and has decided he doesn’t want to look after baby Roland anymore. Roland is currently in Bernie (Clair Norris) and Karen’s (Lorraine Stanley) care, after Stuart broke down and returned the baby to his biological mother. Coming up, after a chat with Dotty (Milly Zero), Bernie tells Rainie she can have Roland – but she has to leave Stuart. Chatting things through with Mitch (Roger Griffiths), Rainie is torn, but neither have any idea Stuart is listening in on their conversation. Making a decision, Stuart tells Rainie tha...

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Coronation Street spoilers: Fiz’s mother in law Mimi is attacked by Cerberus

Cerberus isn’t keen on the new guest (Picture: ITV)Fiz (Jenne McAlpine) is suffering from pre-wedding stress in upcoming Coronation Street episodes. She’s worried about her own outfit and whether her veil is frayed, while Hope (Isabella Flanagan) is being typically uncooperative and hates everything about her bridesmaid dress. The last thing Fiz needs is a visit from Phill (Jamie Kenna)’s mum, the judgemental and overbearing Mimi (Margot Leicester). On past experiences of Mimi she likes to take charge of everything and nothing is good enough for her. Fiz is dreading the visit, but her hopes that it’ll be brief and Mimi will soon be on her way are short-lived. Mimi tells them that she can’t find a hotel willing to let her precious dog Coco stay with her – so Fiz has no choice but to...

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WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in nearly 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency. In a statement Saturday, a WHO emergency committee said many aspects of the outbreak were “unusual” and acknowledged that monkeypox — which is endemic in some African countries — has been neglected for years. “While a few members expressed differing views, the committee resolved by consensus to advise the WHO director-general that at this stage the outbreak should be determined to not constitute” a global health emergency, WHO said in a statement. WHO nevertheless pointed to the “emergency nature” of the outbreak and said controlling its spread requires an "intense" response. The committee said the outbrea...

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Serena Williams puts ‘Out of office’ on for Wimbledon return

WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams joked – or was it a joke? – that she activated the “Out of office” message on her email account so anyone trying to reach her about her many non-tennis activities while she’s at Wimbledon would know why no response arrived immediately. Great as Williams is with a racket in her hand, successful as she’s been, her sport has never been the only activity that interested her or occupied her time. All of which might very well be a factor in why, just shy of 41, she is still in the game, returning to singles action for the first time in a year, and was smiling and chuckling occasionally while taking questions Saturday in the All England Club’s main interview room during a pre-tournament news conference. “A little surreal,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion said,

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Wimbledon preview: What you need to know

WIMBLEDON, England — Novak Djokovic knows that, as things stand now, Wimbledon will be his last Grand Slam tournament of 2022, because he will not be able to play in the U.S. Open — he has not received any COVID-19 shots and can’t enter the United States as an unvaccinated foreigner. “That,” the 35-year-old from Serbia said Saturday at the All England Club, “is an extra motivation to do well here.” Djokovic began this season tied with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at 20 major championships, then the record for a man. But Djokovic’s decision not to get vaccinated led to his deportation from Australia before the Australian Open in January — and Nadal wound up winning that tournament to get his 21st. Nadal then beat Djokovic in the quarterfinals at the French Open en route to earning his 22n

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Brian Laundrie killed Gabby Petito to ‘take her pain away’, confession letter reads

A recovered journal details the events leading up to Gabby Petito’s murder (Picture: Reuters)Brian Laundrie claimed he killed girlfriend Gabby Petito to ‘take away’ her pain after she fell into a creek, in a confession note found by his body. Throughout eight water-logged pages recovered from a journal, he detailed the events leading up to her murder which he described as ‘merciful’. The couple had been travelling across the US in a campervan when Ms Petito, 22, disappeared from Grand National Teton Park in late August 2021, only a month into the trip. Her remains were found weeks later with an autopsy ruling she was killed by manual strangulation.  Laundrie, 23, claimed that Ms Petito sustained injuries after falling into a creek in an ‘unexpected tragedy’, and had begged for

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James Bond producer says Prince William would be ‘perfect candidate’ to play 007 after Daniel Craig

Fans are desperate to know who Daniel’s replacement will be (Picture: Getty/Sony Pictures)The Queen might have had the honour of skydiving into the London Olympics with James Bond, but it seems the films’ producers have their eyes on another royal for an important role. Last year, Daniel Craig made his final outing as 007 in No Time To Die, 15 years after first appearing in the iconic role in his debut appearance, Casino Royale. All eyes are on the James Bond producers when the actor’s replacement is announced – and they’ve revealed they reckon Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, would be ‘perfect’ for the job. This week, Barbara Broccoli and her brother Michael Wilson – who are in charge of the film franchise – were honoured with CBEs from the second in line to the throne. ...

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Margot Robbie ‘breaks down in tears’ while filming Barbie with Ryan Gosling

Margot was spotted in tears! (Picture: Backgrid)Margot Robbie was spotted in tears on the set of Greta Gerwig’s live-action film Barbie, where she stars alongside Ryan Gosling as Ken. The upcoming film – a live-action revolving around the famous doll, her illustrious career and her love life – is one of the most eagerly anticipated films this year. The 31-year-old was seen dressed in her 70s style iconic hot pink outfit with flare trousers patterned with stars printed all over, a matching pink scarf and white boots. On set, the Harley Quinn actress was filming a scene where she sat on some steps looking very distraught and crying. In another pic she was seen standing with her golden locks behind her and her hands on her hips, looking just like Barbie. The actress looked cl

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