Ukraine war: Teenager and father used drone to spy on Russian forces and help Ukraine’s army | World News

Andriy Pokrasa, 15, lands his drone on his hand during an interview with The Associated Press in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, June 11, 2022. Andriy is being hailed in Ukraine for stealthy aerial reconnaissance work he has done with his dad in the ongoing war with Russia. They used their drone to help the country's military spot, locate and destroy Russian targets in the early days of the Russian invasion. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

A Ukrainian teenager and his father spied on a Russian convoy on the outskirts of Kyiv using a small drone and passed on information to Ukraine’s military. They took bird’s-eye pictures of the Russian tanks and trucks as they moved closer to their village and pinpointed the convoy’s coordinates, before sending the intelligence to the … Read more

Ukraine war: McDonald’s reopens its doors in Russia under new name ‘Tasty and that’s it’ | World News

Customers tuck into their meals at the branch in Moscow

McDonald’s has reopened its doors under a new name in Russia after the fast food giant pulled out of the country over its invasion of Ukraine. Fifteen branches in and around Moscow reopened on Sunday with their new name Vkusno & tochka, which translates as “Tasty and that’s it”. Businessman Alexander Govor, who already owns … Read more

Dom Phillips: Officials link disappearance of British journalist in Brazil to ‘fish mafia’ | World News

Dom Phillips

The disappearance of a British journalist in Brazil has been linked to an international network that pays poor fishermen to illegally fish in the country’s second-largest indigenous territory, authorities said. Journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous official Bruno Pereira were last seen on 5 June near the Javari Valley Indigenous Territory, which sits near the borders … Read more

Gun laws: Thousands take to the streets across the US demanding action on tightening controls | US News

Gun laws: Thousands take to the streets across the US demanding action on tightening controls | US News

Thousands of people have rallied in Washington DC and across the US to demand politicians tighten gun controls. It comes after 19 children and two teachers were killed last month at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, but there have been many other examples of mass shootings. In Washington DC, Martin Luther King Jr’s granddaughter … Read more

Ukraine war: Russia launches new ‘sanction-proof’ car | World News

The new Lada Granta Sedan. Pic: Lada/Avtovaz

A Russian car manufacturer has created a new “sanction-proof” car to bypass international boycotts over the war in Ukraine. Lada is launching its new Granta Classic Sedan with all Russian-made components – but no anti-lock braking system, modern seatbelts or satellite navigation. Following Vladimir Putin‘s invasion of Ukraine in February, Russia’s heavily import-reliant car industry … Read more

Former Masters champion Schwartzel banks $4.75m after winning the world’s richest golf tournament | World News

The inaugural LIV Golf Invitational - Centurion Club, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Britain - June 11, 2022 South Africa's Charl Schwartzel of the Stinger team celebrates with the trophy after winning The inaugural LIV Golf Invitational REUTERS/Paul Childs

Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel has banked $4.75m (£3.86m) after winning the world’s richest golf tournament. Schwartzel had to resign his membership of the PGA Tour to play in the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf event, as it is an unsanctioned series. But the move paid off financially – the $4m for his individual victory and … Read more

Ukraine war: ‘There is no family now’ – mother-of-nine’s eldest son fighting on same frontline her husband died on | World News

Maryna Berlizova's husband Yurii was killed on the first day of the Ukraine war. He was a soldier. They have nine children, and she is pregnant with a 10th.

Maryna Berlizova is sitting on her low bed, a photo of her youngest daughter taped to the wardrobe and a pram in the corner, overflowing with baby clothes. She is absent-mindedly stroking her tummy and looking out the window of her mother-in-law’s small three-bedroom house she now shares with her children. In a few weeks’ … Read more