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1. Russia ends civilian pull-out before Kherson battle
- Russian officials say they have completed an operation to move civilians out of the southern city of Kherson ahead of an expected battle with Ukrainian forces.
- At least 70,000 civilians are said to have crossed the Dnipro river, in what Ukraine has called forced deportations.
- Ukraine's southern Kherson region was one of 4 areas of Ukraine annexed by Vladimir Putin last month, despite Russia not having total control of any of them.
Creds: BBC

2. Elon Musk takes control of Twitter in a $44B deal
- The world's richest man, Elon Musk, has completed his $44B takeover of Twitter, according to a filing with the US government.
- A number of top executives, including the boss, Parag Agrawal, have reportedly been fired.
- The completion of the deal brings to an end months of legal wrangling but it has prompted questions over the platform's future direction.
Creds: BBC

3. Rishi Sunak: How the US shaped Britain's new leader
- The UK's new prime minister points to his time in the US studying and working as a defining part of his life.
- He frequently cites his time there in his 20s and early 30s to burnish his credentials as a business-savvy leader.
- Mr Sunak ultimately left the US, won a seat in the UK Parliament in 2015 and started his rapid ascent in British politics.
Creds: BBC

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