Russian shelling pounds residential areas in the east; Ukraine strikes key bridge

Russia’s military pounded residential areas across Ukraine overnight, claiming gains as Ukrainian forces pressed a counteroffensive to try to take back an occupied southern region, striking the last working bridge over a river in the Russian-occupied Kherson region, Ukrainian authorities said Saturday. A Russian rocket attack on the city of Kramatorsk killed three people and … Read more

Brazil’s firearm ownership booms, and gun laws loosen, under President Bolsonaro : NPR

A visitor holds a weapon during the Shot Fair Brasil, an arms exhibition held at the Expoville Conventions and Exhibitions Center in Joinville, Santa Catarina state, Brazil, on Aug. 5. Albari Sosa/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Albari Sosa/AFP via Getty Images A visitor holds a weapon during the Shot Fair Brasil, an … Read more

Could Belarus Join Vladimir Putin’s Troops in Ukraine?

Two years ago, Sasha* was organizing election rallies to try to oust the only post-Soviet president Belarus had ever known. The Minsk native is now fighting against Alexander Lukashenko dragging her country into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Belarusians just want to live peacefully, earn some money and develop their lives and families — this is … Read more

‘Never Have I Ever’ Boss On Surprise Season 3 Cliffhanger & What It Means For The Future – Deadline

SPOILER ALERT: THE FOLLOWING STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM SEASON 3 OF NETFLIX’S NEVER HAVE I EVER. Netflix’s Never Have I Ever dropped its third season on Friday and with it, an explosive cliffhanger of an ending that will have to satisfy fans— who will no doubt have theories to keep them busy with—until the series … Read more

She fled Afghanistan with her law degree sewn into her dress. Many of her colleagues were left behind

Last August, as the Taliban stormed Kabul and took control of Afghanistan, they shuttered the Elimination of Violence Against Women Court that Amini headed, fired all its judges and, she said, froze their bank accounts. At the same time, the group took control of key prisons and released thousands of inmates, including some of the … Read more

Pritika Chowdhry’s ‘anti-memorials’ honor Indian Partition’s unseen victims, 75 years on

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNNChicago, USA Through quiet but searing installations, artist Pritika Chowdhry reckons with violence that ripples through generations: mass displacement, rape and riots tracing back to the snaking borders that split a nation. For 15 years, she has made artworks based on the partition of British India into an independent India and … Read more

Kevin Federline Needs to Keep Britney Spears’ Name Out of His Mouth and Get a Real Job

Last November, Britney Spears scored a landmark victory when Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny opted to end her conservatorship. After years of work from Spears herself, demonstrations from her most devoted fans, a harrowing documentary from The New York Timesand, ultimately, the singer’s heart-shattering testimony in court, it appeared Spears had finally won … Read more