New anti-LGBTQ+ laws have been passed in Uganda, expanding on rules which already criminalised same-sex acts and carried a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. The new anti-homosexuality law now makes “aggravated homosexuality” – which is defined as sexual relations involving people infected with HIV, as well as with those under 18, and other categories of
Vladimir Putin has called Tuesday’s drone attack in Moscow a “terrorist” act by Ukraine. Kyiv has denied responsibility for the assault but what can be learnt from the evidence online? Where did it happen? By verifying and locating videos posted to social media, Sky News has visually confirmed three apartment buildings in the Russian capital
Sitting on the Dnipro River in Russian-occupied Ukraine is Europe’s largest nuclear power station – on the frontline of a worsening war. Over a period of a few weeks we spoke to two workers at the Zaporizhzhia plant. And the warnings they gave of what could happen should send a cold chill around the world.
Russia has blamed Ukraine for a drone attack on Moscow that it said caused minor damage to buildings and injured two people. The defence ministry said Kyiv was behind the “terrorist attack”, but Ukraine denied the claim. “Eight aircraft-type unmanned aerial vehicles were involved in the attack. All enemy drones are hit,” said the ministry.
The central patch of Sudan and Chad’s 869-mile border is a dried river bed of wet light sand and large puddles of water. Large boulders and desert hills mark the Chadian side of the valley. Under many of its thorn trees are new Sudanese refugees, fleeing the brutal ongoing violence in their border town. The
The sun beats down on us. I’m sweating, and there is noise from every angle. Two marine engines thrum behind me, churning the water of the Mediterranean. You can smell the salt, but also the plastic of our boat, warmed by the early afternoon. Cloudless skies. I can hear shouts, cries, and also words of
Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskyy have joined world leaders in congratulating Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his election win. In a letter to president Erdogan celebrating his narrow run-off victory on Sunday, Mr Putin addressed the Turkish leader as “Dear Friend” and praised his efforts at strengthening Russian-Turkish relations. “From the bottom of my
Paris St Germain goalkeeper Sergio Rico is in intensive care following a riding accident. The French football club confirmed reports that Rico is in the ICU at a hospital in Seville. The 29-year-old Spaniard joined PSG in 2020 after a season-long loan at the club. He previously played in the Premier League with Fulham. Advertisement
Serbia has condemned NATO-led peacekeepers in neighbouring Kosovo for allegedly failing to stop “brutal actions” by Kosovo’s police against ethnic Serbs. More than a dozen people were injured in violent clashes on Friday. The violence erupted when ethnic Serbs tried to block recently elected Albanian mayors from entering local government buildings. Police fired tear gas
The 41-degree heat rises like steam from every rock and roof but as sunset approaches the sky breaks into a thunderstorm. A woman, deep in a latrine, pauses her digging to run under a corrugated zinc roof held up by a square wooden frame for shelter from the rain. It is her new home in
F-16s are on the way to Ukraine. US President Joe Biden‘s approval of the move at the G7 conference will certainly provide Ukraine with some much-needed aerial firepower – but combat air power is heavily dependent on modern technology and some F-16s are vintage jets. When the F-16 Fighting Falcon first flew in the late
At least two people have been killed after a Russian missile strike hit a health clinic and a veterinary building in eastern Ukraine, officials have said. Video footage showed a severely damaged site with smoke pouring out of it, following the attack in the city of Dnipro on Friday. Most of the upper floor of
The latest search for Madeleine McCann has ended in Portugal as tents were taken down and heavy machinery was removed from the site. Officers have spent three days combing a reservoir and surrounding scrubland after receiving “certain tip-offs”. It’s not yet known if anything significant was found, but a number of bags were taken from
What are the big threats to our way of life? This question was a lurking preoccupation at the London Defence Conference this week, attended by the prime minister and the chief of defence staff along with academics and politicians from across the Western world. The immediate crisis is Ukraine, of course. There was general consensus
A group claiming to be behind a recent strike in the Russian border region of Belgorod have said they will launch more incursions in future. Denis Kapustin (also known as Denis Nikitin), the commander of the Russian Volunteer Corps, was speaking on the Ukrainian side of the border with Russia a day after his group
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after communication was re-established between his brain and spinal cord using a wireless “digital bridge”. The so-called brain computer interface is made up of two electronic implants, one each in the brain and spinal cord. Read more:Analysis: Paralysis breakthrough is quite astonishing – and AI is
When Nasreen was just a young child, she saw her 12 -year-old sister forced into marriage, and her mother warned her she would be next. At the age of around nine, with the help of a male cousin, she fled her small rural Nepalese village – she can’t say exactly how old she was because
There is still widespread confusion over reports of an armed raid across the Ukrainian border into Russia, with claims of pro-Ukrainian fighters capturing a town and the use of a tank. Russia says more than 70 attackers have been killed in the Belgorod region and the remnants of their units pushed back into Ukrainian territory
Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr has renewed his attack on La Liga and the Spanish authorities, revealing he received death threats this season. It comes as Real Madrid have lodged a hate crime complaint with Spanish prosecutors after the Brazilian player was targeted with racist abuse during their away game against Valencia over the weekend.
China poses “the biggest challenge” to global security, Rishi Sunak has said at the end of a G7 summit. The Prime Minister added: “China poses the biggest challenge of our age to global security and prosperity, they are increasingly authoritarian at home and assertive abroad.” “This is all about de-risking, not de-coupling.” Advertisement
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