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Donbas ‘destroyed’ as Russian forces step up strikes

KYIV, May 20 (Reuters/AFP): Russian forces bombarded areas of Ukraine's eastern Donbas region from land and air on Friday, destroying houses in residential districts and killing a number of civilians, Ukrainian officials said.President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the assaults had turned the Donbas into "hell".As the war neared its three-month mark,...

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ECP de-seats 25 dissident PTI MPAs for defection

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday de-seated 25 dissident MPAs of the PTI who voted for PML-N's Hamza Shehbaz in the election for Punjab chief minister, stating that they had defected from the party, reports DAWN.A three-member bench of the ECP, comprising Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja,...

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Chicago shooting leaves two dead, 8 wounded

CHICAGO, May 20 (AP): Two people are dead and another eight wounded following a shooting near a fast food restaurant in Chicago that sent bystanders scattering, authorities said.The shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. Thursday near a McDonald's on the city's Near North Side, a few blocks from the city's Magnificent...

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Global food supply chain at risk from malicious hackers

LONDON, May 20 (BBC): Modern "smart" farm machinery is vulnerable to malicious hackers, leaving global supply chains exposed to risk, experts are warning.It is feared hackers could exploit flaws in agricultural hardware used to plant and harvest crops.Agricultural manufacturing giant John Deere says it is now working to fix any...

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News in Brief-(2022-05-21)

France, Germany, Belgium report first monkeypox casesPARIS, May 20: France, Belgium and Germany on Friday reported their first cases of monkeypox, joining several other European and North American nations in detecting the disease, endemic in parts of Africa. Monkeypox was identified in a 29-year-old man in the Ile-de-France region, which...

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