As Russia’s attacks on civilians have intensified, Ukrainians in towns outside Kyiv are fleeing their homes for the relative safety of the capital city.
Scores of people from the town of Irpin are making that harrowing journey, using a battered bridge — which had been intentionally blown up by Ukrainian forces to slow the Russian advance — to cross into Kyiv.
Ukrainian soldiers stationed along the bridge are helping carry children, the elderly and even pets across the rubble-laden path.
Over the weekend, photographers in the area captured scenes of panicked Ukrainians desperately trying to escape heavy Russian shelling along the evacuation route.
Not everyone survived. A photographer for the New York Times captured a chilling photo of four Ukrainian civilians, including two children, who were killed by Russian mortar fire as they were attempting to escape Irpin on Sunday.
Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushin said that at least eight civilians were killed along the route over the weekend. He said Russian forces were intentionally targeting civilians.
The United Nations on Tuesday said the exodus of refugees from Ukraine has topped 2 million. The U.N. Commission on Human Rights confirmed that there have been 474 civilian deaths in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began, but cautioned that the actual number of casualties is likely much higher.
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South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has pardoned Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Jay Y Lee, with the justice ministry saying the business leader was needed to help overcome a "national economic crisis".The pardon is largely symbolic, with Lee having being on parole since August 2021 after serving 18 months in jail for bribery in a scandal that led to massive protests and brought down then-president Park Geun-hye in 2017.
Off the coast of NSW, behemoth sharks are hauled up alongside boats for a teeth "clean" and researchers say the dental check could help save bite victims.The sharks are captured along 21 NSW government-installed drum lines, running from the state's far north to the south coast for research and beach protection.
Secret listening devices placed at the home of the "prime suspect" for the murder of an auto wrecker recorded nothing about the killing, a jury has been told.While Kubilay Kilincer was involved in lots of discussions about money, there was nothing about the killing of his boss, a retired police officer testified on Friday.
A union is taking fast food giant McDonald's to court again arguing that its young workforce have been denied paid breaks.The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association has lodged a Federal Court Claim in South Australia against 323 McDonald's operators and the multinational firm itself over the alleged denial of paid rest breaks at nearly 1000 current and former McDonald's sites.
Montenegro has declared three days of national mourning after 10 people, including two children, were killed in a daylight attack by a gunman who police said had recently exhibited a "change in behaviour."The 34-year-old attacker on Friday used a hunting rifle to first shoot to death two children, 8 and 11, and their mother, who lived as tenants in his house in the western city of Cetinje's Medovina neighbourhood.
Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga is leading Kenya's presidential race, official election results show, pushing Deputy President William Ruto into second place.With just more than 26 per cent of votes counted, Odinga had 54 per cent and Ruto had 45 per cent, according to results provided on Saturday by the Kenyan election commission and displayed on a large screen at a national tallying centre in the capital, Nairobi.
The FBI recovered documents that were labeled "top secret" from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, according to court papers released after a federal judge unsealed the warrant that authorised the unprecedented search this week.A property receipt unsealed by the court on Friday shows FBI agents took 11 sets of classified records from the estate during a search on Monday.
A lawyer for former US president Donald Trump signed a statement in June that said all classified material held in boxes at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence had been returned to the government, the New York Times reports.The statement was signed after Jay Bratt, a top national security official in the US Department of Justice, visited Trump's South Florida beach club on June 3, the newspaper reported on Saturday.
An Australian high court judge in Kiribati has been released from immigration detention after an order from a local appeals court.Kiribati's attorney-general attempted to deport David Lambourne, with the government claiming he breached his visa conditions and posed a security threat.
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Spending on Father's Day gifts has slumped as the rising cost of living sees Aussie consumers rein in purchases for dads across the country.Australians are set to spend $735 million on Father's Day gifts this year, down 7.