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Russia to formally annex huge areas of Ukraine tomorrow after Putin's sham referendum

Ukraine tomorrow.Annexation of four areas of Ukraine comes following a series of sham elections in occupied parts of the country.Four separate areas of Ukraine took part in Vladimir Putin's sham elections, with results showing that the four regions have voted to join Russia.READ MORE: Brits still in Russia told 'get out now or risk Putin sending you to fight in Ukraine'Russia-installed elections took place in the Zaporizhia region, where 93% of the ballot was shown to be in favour of joining Russia, while 87% of the ballots in southern Kherson also favoured the unification with Russia.Luhansk and Donetsk were also polled and were shown to have collected 98% and 99% of the votes in favour of Russian annexation respectively.Western politicians including British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly have rubbished the results of the elections, labelling them "sham" referendums.Putin is said to be preparing a signing ceremony in Moscow tomorrow to mark Kherson, Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia as official parts of Russia.The Russian despot will also deliver a major speech on Friday following the signing ceremony inside of the Kremlin, where he will meet with Moscow-appointed administrators of the Ukrainian regions.
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US shoots down Iranian drone that 'posed threat' to forces in 'unprovoked attack'
Iranian drone which the US claimed posed a “threat” to its forces was shot down.In a statement made by the US Central Command (CENTCOM), they said that he “unmanned aerial vehicle” was heading in the direction of Erbil, Iraq.The organisation said that “condemned” the “unprovoked attack” that fortunately did not lead to any forces being wounded or killed.READ MORE: Ukraine 'deploying explosive suicide drones' against Russia's Black Sea fleetWhile there are several US troops that are currently operating in Iraq due to requests made by the Iraqi Government, it's confirmed that the strike took place at around 2.10pm local time (12.10pm UK time) on Wednesday (September 28).In it's statement, the CENTCOM said: “US Central Command condemns the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ unprovoked attack in Iraq’s Erbil Governorate this morning.“Such indiscriminate attacks threaten innocent civilians and risk the hard-fought stability of the region.“No US forces were wounded or killed as a result of the strikes and there is no damage to US equipment.“At approximately 2.10pm local time, US forces brought down an Iranian Mojer-6 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle headed in the direction of Erbil as it appeared as a threat to CENTCOM forces in the area.“CENTCOM personnel operate in Iraq at the invitation of the Government of Iraq to advise, assist, and enable partner forces in ensuring the lasting defeat of ISIS.”To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.Iraqi Kurdistan Health Minister Saman Barazanchi said Iran's Revolutionary Guards firing missiles and drones in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq has resulted in nine people being killed and 32 wounded.He revealed that: “Some of the wounded
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Countdown's Rachel Riley asks 'should we be worried?' as suspicious parcel found backstage
Rachel Riley, 36, has taken to Twitter with a baffling post, asking whether "we should be worried", as she snapped a shot of a curious looking parcel in the lobby of the Channel 4 offices.The Countdown favourite asked her 692,700 Twitter followers for their thoughts on the oddly-shaped package.The star wrote: "Should we be worried?" while the large parcel could be seen near a window at the studios.It didn't take long before a cohort of her followers jumped on to the post to share their jokes and comments. @BakuraOfKulElna jibed: "How did you find out where the Tories have hidden the economy?"@Olafdedig posted: "Is that how Jimmy Carr is shipped ?"Some fans noted that the shape of the parcel curiously matched that of Doctor Who's evil villain, the Dalek.@SchizoDuckie joked: "Daleks can't hurt you if they're still in plafic wrap." @JakeCross1977 penned: "Exterminate! Exterminate!"@Paulgkk said: "Where's the Doctor when you need him?"It's not the first time Rachel has taken to Twitter in shock this week. She took to the opinion-sharing platform to express her views about Russian president Vladimir Putin after the world leader made threats about the possibility of nuclear war.He warned that he would use all options at his disposal to protect Russia's "territorial integrity". The maths whizz made no secret of her dislike of Putin when she told her 692,800 Twitter followers: "Forever rot."Rachel made her point as she reposted a tweet by Max Seddon, the Moscow Bureau Chief at the Financial Times, which had announced: "Putin is finally speaking."To defend the country and the people, we will use all the means at our disposal.'"Rachel, who has been in opposition to the Ukraine war, reacted to the news by urging the President to
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'Missing' Liz Truss told to 'come out of hiding' over fears she'll 'crash the economy'
Liz Truss has been told to “come out of hiding” after remaining silent while the UK's economy tanks beyond belief.Less than one week after her Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced a budget which the entire world has seemingly ridiculed and made the markets fall in dramatic fashion, PM Truss has not said a word.The budget-not-budget, announced last Friday, contained tax cuts upon tax cuts, for both the uber rich and those most in need – and it's been reported they were largely unfunded. READ MORE: UK, EU and United States are all 'running out' of weapons to send to Ukraine It also saw the pound drop to a record low against the dollar, too, and almost every UK bank pull its mortgage offers from the market.It has been criticised by virtually everyone, including the International Monetary Fund, the Bank of England and the Labour Party.And she is now being urged to do something about the chaos before it's too late and the economy crashes.Keith Brown, deputy leader of the Scottish National Party, said: “As the pound continues to plummet, Britain’s hopeless Prime Minister seems to have disappeared without trace.“It is astounding that Liz Truss has not made a single public appearance or statement since last Friday."It is time for her to come out of hiding and at least make the pretence of leading the country through this self-inflicted crisis.”And a Conservative MP told Pippa Crerar: “It's extinction level stuff.“This is like 2008, but worse.“We're messing with the very fundamental principle of providing a home for your family.“That's why it's different: it's real stuff.” The only comments Truss has made in recent days have been on the phone to Ukraine's President Volodomyr Zelenskyy about the crisis in Ukraine.
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Sick Russian war ritual where bagged-up POWs are forced to crawl through beatings
Russian soldiers at war have been laid bare by a Brit who suffered the torment first hand.Aiden Aslin fully expected to be executed or imprisoned by Vladimir Putin's army for decades after surrendering to them in Mariupol, Ukraine in April.The Nottinghamshire native, however, has now returned home to his family having served in Ukraine's military since 2018. READ MORE: Freed Brit Aiden Aslin thanks Elon Musk's Starlink for call home before Russian captureHe has made it his mission to raise awareness of the atrocities being committed by Russian forces to prisoners of war, in breach of the Geneva Convention.Taking to Twitter on Wednesday morning, Aiden, from Newark, said: "If people want to know how bad it got, just imagine hearing someone be beat to death who only just arrived after completing the crawl of beating which every POW goes though with a bag on their head from the processing area to the cell."Making light of his hell which he experienced alongside fellow freed Brit Shaun Pinner, Aiden shared a meme taken from the 2018 film Buster Scruggs.In the photo, actor James Franco can be seen looking to his left and smiling on docks with a noose around his neck.Aiden captioned the image: "When the new Westerner arrives in your prison scared of getting the death sentence in a kangaroo court.""First time?" the character asks.
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Boxing champ Oleksandr Usyk seen cheering on Ukraine during draw with Scotland
Boxing world champion Oleksandr Usyk was seen cheering on Ukraine during their draw with Scotland on Tuesday night.Usyk was pictured in the crowd at the Cracovia Stadium in Krakow before and during the match as his nation closed out their Nations League campaign with a goalless draw in Poland. The match had been moved from Ukraine due to the ongoing conflict with Russia back in Usyk's home nation following the invasion earlier this year.The heavyweight title holder could be seen signing the national anthem and holding his country's flag prior to kick-off before taking in the action from his seat.READ MORE: Tyson Fury says he wants to 'strangle the life' out of Oleksandr Usyk in savage videoTuesday night's result means that Ukraine finished second in their group, two points behind Scotland, who have been promoted to League A.Usyk is an avid football fan and even signed a short-term deal with second tier Ukrainian side FC Polissya at the start of this year, before making his professional debut for the club in February.He has since returned to the ring after defending his country from invading Russian troops in the aftermath of the invasion, winning his rematch with Anthony Joshua last month.Who should Oleksandr Usyk's next opponent be? Let us know in the comments section belowUsyk successfully defended his WBA, IBO, WBO and IBF belts with a split decision victory in Saudi Arabia to move to 20-0 as a professional.The Cat has since hinted at retirement, though, but plans to fight both Tyson Fury and Canelo Alvarez before hanging up his gloves."I can have three more fights at the very most," he explained, via The Sun.
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