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1. Salman Rushdie “on a ventilator and can’t speak” as suspect named Hadi Matar
Sir Salman Rushdie is believed to be on a ventilator and could lose an eye after being stabbed on stage in the United States on Friday.
Rushdie’s agent, Andrew Wylie, told The New York Times the news was “not good”, adding that Rushdie could not speak, the nerves in his arm were severed in the attack and that his liver was “stabbed and damaged”. Read the full story.
2. Farmers warn of crop failure in England’s worst drought in 20 years
The worst drought in 20 years has been declared across the majority of England as farmers said half their crops could fail, households were warned taps were running dry and supermarkets faced water shortages.
An official drought has been declared in eight of England’s 14 regions, encompassing most of the central and southern parts of the country. Read the full story.
3. Mick Lynch: Ukrainians Playing With Nazi Imagery Caused Russian Invasion
Rail union baron Mick Lynch has suggested that Ukrainians are “playing with Nazi imagery” and EU influence have caused “trouble” in the invaded country.
Asked about the Russian aggression, the RMT general secretary seemed to blame the EU and “corrupt politicians in Ukraine” in part. Read the full story.
4. A money pit: a bank robber rescued after digging himself in a difficult place
An unlucky Italian robber who was stuck for eight hours in a tunnel dug as part of an alleged bank raid attempt had to be rescued after his gang called on the authorities for help.
The group of four men reportedly started digging the tunnel from an abandoned shop near the Vatican in Rome, but when a section of it under a road collapsed, one of them became trapped inside about 20 feet underground. Read the full story.
5. The FBI raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago for potential violation of the Espionage Act
The FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate was partly based on suspicion of Espionage Act violations, according to a search warrant.
It emerged that during Monday’s raid, officers recovered “top secret” documents, some of which were considered so sensitive they were only meant to be viewed at special government facilities. Read the full story.
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