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31:00

Baby formula shortage: help arrives in the US

A plane carrying 35,000 kilos of infant formula to ease critical shortage has landed. Also: a colonel in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has been assassinated, and Kurt Cobain's iconic Fender Mustang guitar sells for $4.5m.
32:21

Australia elects new prime minister

Anthony Albanese becomes first Labor premier in a decade. Also: fierce fighting is reported around parts of eastern Ukraine, and President Biden visits South Korea.
32:16

Russia declares victory at Mariupol steelworks

Ukraine says the last defenders at the besieged site in Mariupol have been given permission to leave. Also: US warns Northern Ireland row threatens Western unity, and is Sprout - a robotic vegetable picker - safe from cyber attacks?
29:50

Ukraine: Russian forces intensify attacks in Donbas region

President Zelensky says the situation there is "hell". Also: a court in Argentina finds the state guilty of the massacre of indigenous people nearly a century ago, and eight UK towns are made cities for Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee.
28:07

US accuses Russia of using food as weapon of war in Ukraine

The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, told the UN that Russia was deliberately worsening a growing global food crisis. Also: Biden says US fully backs Sweden and Finland Nato bids, and Chariots of Fire composer Vangelis dies aged 79.
31:14

Report says nearly 60 million people internally displaced

Conflict and climate change are driving the numbers up globally. Also: the police in Britain have closed their investigation into breaches of Covid rules in the prime minister's office, and the Ethiopian man finally following his dream at the age of 69.
30:49

UN chief warns of global hunger, urging Russia to free Ukrainian grain

Antonio Guterres said the war in Ukraine was compounding global food insecurity, already worsened by warming temperatures and the pandemic. Also: Russian soldier pleads guilty in war crimes trial, and US Soccer agrees to equal pay deal.
30:11

UN warns climate catastrophe getting closer

The annual report by the World Meteorological Organisation says four key indicators of climate change hit record levels in 2021. Also, the secret schools for girls in Afghanistan, federal agents find an underground railway between Mexico and the US, and how victory celebrations knocked a ground-breaking African cyclist out of the race.