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1. Itaewon crush: First emergency call came hours before crush
- The first call to police from Itaewon came at 18:34 local time - several hours before the deadly crush took place.
- The caller to South Korea's 112 emergency number said they were on the main street to Itaewon and an alley next to the Hamilton hotel was becoming dangerously crowded.
- Mounting evidence, experts and a series of official apologies point to glaring failures. Local residents say the police presence that night was wholly inadequate.
Creds: BBC

2. Ukraine war: Grain deal continues despite Russia pull-out
- 3 more vessels left Ukrainian ports on Tuesday, despite a Russian decision to suspend its backing of the scheme.
- Russia halted its backing for the deal on Saturday, accusing Ukraine of using a safety corridor to attack its fleet.
- Monday's cargoes constituted a record daily volume of exports since the grain deal began.
Creds: BBC

3. Davido's young son drowns: Nigerian police question staff
- Nigerian police have taken in 8 domestic workers for questioning following the death of the 3-year-old son of Afrobeats star Davido.
- The drowning happened in the swimming pool at his parent's home in the main city of Lagos.
- News of the tragic drowning has been trending globally, with fans and colleagues from the entertainment industry sending their heartfelt condolences to the couple.
Creds: BBC

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