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Russia’s fearsome invasion of Ukraine provoked discontent gushed from those who supported the war, creating a new challenge for Russian President Putin. Since launching his invasion in February, Putin has worked hard to silence domestic dissent, including from independent media.

Recent criticism has come from prominent officials who have openly criticized Putin associates for the failures in the war effort, and from pro-Russian bloggers who have voiced outrage. angry about the mistakes that led to the evacuation of Russian troops in northeastern Ukraine.

A common theme is that the Russian military, despite its huge defense budget, turns out to be unprepared for a real war. Many Russian hawks have been calling on the military for months to escalate the attack, but they have been frustrated by poor enforcement.

Analysis: Tatiana Stanovaya, a Russian political analyst, said that while no pro-war critic has personally attacked Putin, the Kremlin could still lose control of the situation, if losses on the battlefield by Russian Russia keeps going, said Tatiana Stanovaya, a Russian political analyst.

A man armed with a pistol and a knife kill 36 people, 24 of them children, at a child care facility yesterday, in Nong Bua Lamphu province, before shooting himself. His wife and son were also found dead. Police identified the gunman as Panya Kamrab, 34, a former police officer who was fired in June for possession of methamphetamine.

The massacre ranks as the worst mass shooting by a single perpetrator in Thai history and surpasses the death toll of the deadliest school shooting in the US that occurred two years after a Soldiers killed 29 people in a mass shooting at a shopping mall and army base in Thailand.

The attack catalyzed the search for the national soul. Thailand’s gun homicide rate, although much lower than in the US, is one of the highest in Asia. However, drills in response to mass shootings are not part of the culture. And in a country where military-style hierarchies pervade everything from school to work, mental health care is limited.

Details: Methamphetamine has flooded the region in recent years and flooded Thai prisons with drug offenders. Panya will appear in court for drug possession today, and the 9mm pistol used in the attack is in legal possession, police said.

Uganda has recorded 44 cases during an Ebola outbreak caused by a strain of Sudan virus resistant to currently available vaccinations. Ten people have died, four of them healthcare workers, but the death toll could be as high as 30, with 20 possible cases of people who succumbed to the virus before it was identified.

Two vaccine candidates could provide protection against this strain. Dr Patrick Otim, a top WHO official for Africa, said they had yet to reach the stage of clinical trials in Uganda yesterday. If a successful vaccine is identified and approved, production could lead to another delay: About 100 doses of one of the candidates are ready to be administered.

For now, authorities are relying on proven methods, like contact tracing and isolation. A mobile lab, erected at the epicenter of the outbreak over the past few days, has reduced test turnaround times to six hours from 24. However, the virus has spread to five counties.

Related: Air travelers arriving in the US from Uganda will be redirected to airports where they can arrive virus screening.

At a qualifying event in Texas for the final of the US Mullet Championship, 14 hopefuls competed to be the face many say are Not only a hairstyle but also a lifestyle.

The defending champion put it this way: “Once you get that mullet, it’s just a symbol you’re carefree. You don’t care what people think.” He added: “You never see someone with a fierce mullet.”

Brazil remains at the top of FIFA’s world rankings as Russia rises without a competition: Brazil has kept its place as the top seed team in the world after the latest FIFA world rankings were released on Thursday. The 2022 World Cup will be the next opportunity for the rankings to change.

Stakes, favorites and cups of tea as Britain meets the US: England will take on the US on Friday at sold-out Wembley Stadium – the meeting of European champions and World Cup organizers. Therefore, What is the importance of this game??

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Italy elect a far-right government last week, with Giorgia Meloni likely to be the next prime minister. David Leonhardt, writer of The Morning newsletter, spoke with Jason Horowitz, our Rome bureau chief, about the results. This is a lightly edited excerpt. Read the rest of the interview.

What is the main reason for Meloni’s victory?

The real secret to Meloni’s appeal isn’t any particular policy or vision. In Italy, every election is an election of change, and being the candidate of the protest vote is a powerful thing. Meloni is. The other major candidates are all part of Mario Draghi’s national unity government. She stayed in the opposition and sucked up the protest vote.

Meloni’s appeal is also largely based on grievances – complaints from workers left behind by globalization that she ideologically doubts.

The share of Italy’s foreign-born population has increased over the past few decades. Is that topic part of Meloni’s message?

While there has been no increase in late arrivals, immigration is now a highlight of Italian rights. Meloni spoke of replacing native Italians with illegal migrants. Immigration has been in the populist ether here since 2014 or so, when Italy had waves of illegal migration landed on its shores. Leftist parties are in a predicament in which they cannot abandon integration because it is central to their values. But insisting it could hurt their electoral chances.


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