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The first Saturday in August, when Europe's July holidaymakers head homewards and its August sunseekers head south, is the busiest day of the year at the continent's busiest filling station.
A Russian former deputy premier was re-elected as head of international chess body FIDE by a landslide Sunday, seeing off a Ukrainian challenger who said the incumbent was part of Moscow's "war machine".
Hopes of saving a malnourished beluga whale that has swum up the Seine river were receding on Sunday, as rescuers said they were in a race against the clock to find a solution.
Down three games and 1-4 to her doubles partner, Feng Tianwei somehow pulled off an huge comeback to win her third Commonwealth Games women's singles gold medal
China's largest-ever military exercises surrounding Taiwan were drawing to a close on Sunday following a controversial visit last week to the self-ruled island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Beijing is freezing its cooperation with Washington on global warming, but experts are hoping that, for the sake of humanity, the cold spell between the world's two largest emitters is only temporary.
Zambian teenager Muzala Samukonga won his nation's first-ever Commonwealth Games 400m title on Sunday as Sada Williams gave Barbados their first gold in the women's event on the final day of athletics in Birmingham.
The White House on Saturday assailed Indiana lawmakers for passing sweeping curbs on abortion access, calling it "devastating" step for the Midwestern state.
American candy giant Mars Wrigley has insisted it "respects China's national sovereignty" and apologised after an advert for its Snickers bar referred to Taiwan as a country, sparking outrage on the mainland.
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Four more ships loaded with grain set off from Ukrainian ports on Sunday, as Moscow and Kyiv blamed each other for a new strike at a Russian-occupied nuclear plant. "The second convoy of Ukrainian supplies has just left... three from Chornomorsk and one from Odessa," Kyiv's infrastructure ministry wrote on Telegram. It said the Mustafa Necati, the Star Helena, the Glory and the Riva Wind were carrying "around 170,000 tonnes of agriculture-related merchandise." Meanwhile, Moscow and Kyiv traded accusations over who bombed the Zaporizhzhia nuclear site in southern Ukraine, Europe's largest atomic power complex which has been under Russian control since the early days of the February 24 invasion. The recent fighting at the plant prompted UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to warn of "the very real risk of a nuclear disaster." On Sunday, Russia's occupying authorities in the town of Enerhodar where the plan is located said the Ukrainian army overnight "carried out a strike with a cluster bomb fired from an Uragan multiple rocket launcher." The projectiles fell "within 400 metres of a working reactor," Russia's state news agency TASS reported. The strike damaged some administrative buildings and fell in a "zone storing used nuclear fuel". However Ukraine's state nuclear energy company Enerhoatom that operates the plant said the "Russian occupiers once again fired rockets at the site of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and the town of Enerhodar." "One... employee was hospitalised with shrapnel wounds caused by the explosion," it said in a statement. AFP was not able to confirm the allegations from an independent source. On Saturday, Enerhoatom, had already said parts of the facility had been "seriously damaged" by military strikes the previous day and one of its reactors forced to shut down. The prospect of the giant complex being seriously damaged in the fighting has set off alarm. "Any military firepower directed at or from the facility would amount to playing with fire, with potentially catastrophic consequences," IAEA Rafael Grossi said on Saturday. - 'Sign of hope' - The renewed shipments of Ukrainian grain to help ease global food shortages and bring down prices nevertheless offer a small glimmer of hope as the war enters its sixth month. Ukraine, one of the world's largest grain exporters, had been forced to halt almost all deliveries in the wake of Russia's invasion, sending global food prices soaring and making imports prohibitively expensive for some of the world's poorest nations. In Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis welcomed the resumption of grain exports as "a sign of hope" that showed dialogue was possible to end the war. "I sincerely hope that, following this path, we can put an end to the fighting and arrive at a just and lasting peace." A bulk carrier had arrived in Chornomorsk on Saturday to be loaded with grain for the first time since Moscow's invasion. Last Monday, the Sierra Leone-flagged vessel, Razoni, set sail from the Ukrainian port of Odessa carrying 26,000 tonnes of corn in the first departure under the deal that was brokered with the help of Turkey. Then on Friday, Kyiv said another three ships loaded with grain had also set off for Turkey and markets in Ireland and Britain with a further 13 waiting to depart. bur-spm/bp/yad
With empty streets and drawn curtains, Gaza feels like a ghost town. Its residents -- tested by repeated wars -- feel like they are living the same scenes again and again.
American drugmaker Pfizer is close to a deal to purchase Global Blood Therapeutics, which manufactures a recently approved drug against sickle-cell anemia, for $5 billion, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday accused Russia of using the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant "for terror" after the operator of the facility reported major damage at the site.
Cuba asked for help Saturday to contain a massive fire at a fuel depot that has left at least one person dead, 121 people injured and 17 firefighters missing.