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1. Shock and horror after Russia's wave of strikes across Ukraine
- The past few hours have seen wave after wave of explosions all across the vast country, from Lviv in the west to Kharkiv in the east and Odessa in the south.
- It's been a long time since so many cities were targeted at the same time.
- Moscow was apparently determined to make the biggest possible statement.
Creds: BBC

2. Iran protests: Mahsa Amini's family receiving death threats, cousin says
- The family of Mahsa Amini - the 22-year-old Kurdish woman whose death in police custody 3 weeks ago sparked protests across Iran - say they have received death threats and have been warned not to get involved in the demonstrations.
- Mahsa became a symbol of Iranian repression after her arrest by the morality police, who accused her of wearing her hijab improperly.
- Mahsa's family have repeatedly denied supporting Kurdish opposition groups, which Iran accuses of separatism.
Creds: BBC

3. Elon Musk wades into China and Taiwan extensions
- Beijing and Taipei have spoken out after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Taiwan should become a special administrative zone of China.
- Taiwan rules itself but Beijing claims it as part of its territory.
- China's ambassador to the US praised Elon Musk but his Taiwanese counterpart said freedom is "not for sale".
Creds: BBC

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