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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 173 – (Al Jazeera English)
As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 173rd day, we take a look at the main developments.

Scott Morrison: Australia's ex-PM 'secretly held ministry portfolios' – (BBC News)
Australia's current leader says he will seek legal advice about Scott Morrison's time in office.

Iran denies being involved in attack on Salman Rushdie – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian government official denied on Monday that Tehran was involved in the assault on author Salman Rushdie, in remarks that were the country's first public comments on the attack.

Leonardo DiCaprio funneled grants through dark money group to fund climate nuisance lawsuits, emails show – (Fox News)
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awarded grants to a pass-through group which then contributed to a law firm's effort to sue oil companies over alleged climate deception, emails showed.

Biden's Afghanistan debacle began with the fall of Kabul a year ago and Americans deserve answers – (Fox News)
Biden's Afghanistan debacle began a year ago with the fall of Kabul and Americans deserve answers why. House GOP vows they will investigate the disaster.

America’s kids unmasked two years later: Examining COVID mandate consequences as students return to class – (Fox News)
With a new school year starting, many students will be experiencing their first day back without masks and COVID-related policies. Parents say pandemic effects linger.

Kenya elections 2022: Raila Odinga and William Ruto in close race – (BBC News)
It's anticipated that the results of the much-awaited poll will be known in the coming hours.

Afghanistan: The people behind the numbers – (Al Jazeera English)
Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August 2021, the country’s economic and humanitarian situation has worsened. Amid this desperation are countless stories of survival.

Boredom, loneliness plague Ukrainian youth near front line – (Associated Press)
SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Anastasiia Aleksandrova doesn’t even look up from her phone when the thunder of nearby artillery booms through the modest home the 12-year-old shares with her grandparents on the outskirts of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine.

Trey Gowdy on Tim Scott's story of pain, purpose and perseverance – (Fox News)
Fox News host Trey Gowdy reflects on the story of South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and shares details on his new book 'America, a Redemption Story' on 'Sunday Night in America.'

Larry Elder: Biden officials need an Econ 101 class – (Fox News)
Former California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder joined 'The Next Revolution' to discuss the passage of a multibillion dollar spending bill to curb inflation.

Sri Lankans make crypto Ponzi scam claims – (Al Jazeera English)
Many Sri Lankans allege they have been duped by a fake crypto investment scheme which has swindled millions of rupees.

PM Modi pledges to make India developed country in 25 years – (Associated Press)
NEW DELHI (AP) — The prime minister on Monday pledged to work with vigor to turn poverty-ridden India into a developed country in the next 25 years.

China’s economy slows as ‘zero COVID’ drags down sales, industry – (Al Jazeera English)
Retail sales and industrial output for July fall short of analysts’ forecasts after lockdowns stifle economic activity.

Analysis: Republicans pressure Garland as intrigue deepens over search of Trump home – (CNN)
The FBI's stunning search of ex-President Donald Trump's home triggered a legal and political earthquake whose aftershocks are only widening a week on, with key questions that will shape the nation's future still clouded in mystery.

Northeastern farmers face new challenges with severe drought – (Associated Press)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vermont farmer Brian Kemp is used to seeing the pastures at Mountain Meadows Farm grow slower in the hot, late summer, but this year the grass is at a standstill. That's “very nerve-wracking” when you're grazing 600 to 700 cattle, said…

AP-NORC poll: Many in US doubt their own impact on climate – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are less concerned now about how climate change might impact them personally — and about how their personal choices affect the climate — than they were three years ago, a new poll shows, even as a wide majority still believe climat…

Salman Rushdie is recovering from 'life-changing' injuries after being stabbed on stage. Here's what we know – (CNN)
Famed author Salman Rushdie is recovering at a hospital after being repeatedly stabbed on stage in front of a New York audience in a Friday attack which left him with multiple severe injuries, his family said.

Cheney and Murkowski: Trump critics facing divergent futures – (Associated Press)
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — They hail from their states' most prominent Republican families. They have been among the GOP's sharpest critics of former President Donald Trump.

Russia vows to expand relations with North Korea – (BBC News)
President Vladimir Putin made the comments in a letter sent to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.


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