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May 27

Politics and elections

The Federal High Court in Yenagoa rules that former President Goodluck Jonathan is allowed to run in the next presidential election, stating that a 2018 amendment prohibiting vice presidents from serving more than one full-term upon succession did not apply to Jonathan.
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Armed conflicts and attacks

Russian forces say that they have captured the city of Lyman.
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Business and economy

The Iranian IRGC Navy boards and seizes two Greek ships after the Supreme National Security Council condemned the US seizure of a Russo-Iranian ship.
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International relations

Russia expels five Croatian diplomats.
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Fiji announces that it will become the 14th member of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity in order to counter Chinese influence in the Pacific. This comes amid a visit by Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi to Kiribati.
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Health and environment

North Dakota reports 960 cases of COVID-19 and confirms their first case of the Omicron BA.4 variant.
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Canada reports 10 new cases of monkeypox, thereby bringing the total number of cases in the country to 26.
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Finland and Argentina confirm their first cases of monkeypox.
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Bolivia and Ecuador report suspected cases of monkeypox.
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Disasters and accidents

A vehicle carrying 26 soldiers crashes in the Shyok River in Ladakh, India, killing seven soldiers.
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An icefall kills two mountain climbers and injures nine others in the Alps of Valais, Switzerland.
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May 26

Law and crime

The Polish Parliament passes a law replacing the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court, established by a controversial judicial reform bill, with a new body, in order to allow the European Union to unfreeze 35 billion in COVID-19 recovery funds earmarked to the country.
Source: Reuters external link
Zimbabwean courts rule that the age of consent in Zimbabwe must be raised to 18.
Source: AP external link

Sports

The Canada Soccer Association cancels a match between the Canadian and Iranian teams due to the latter's connection with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which shot down Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 in 2020.
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Disasters and accidents

Eleven babies are killed in a hospital fire in Tivaouane, Senegal.
Source: Reuters external link
Two people are killed in an explosion at a biodiesel plant in La Rioja, Spain.
Source: Reuters external link
Five people, including two children, are killed and two more are injured in an explosion at a house in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States.
Source: CBS News external link

Armed conflicts and attacks

Seven people are killed by Russian shelling in downtown Kharkiv, according to local authorities.
Source: Ukrinform external link
The Russian defense ministry says that civil vessels are allowed to use a maritime humanitarian corridor to access the port of Mariupol, which Russia captured last week.
Source: Reuters external link
Heavy fighting between DRC forces and the M23 movement continues in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Source: Reuters external link
Five people are killed and more than 50 others are injured after an explosive device detonates at a fish market in Aden, Yemen.
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Business and economy

The value of the Lebanese pound falls to 35,600 pounds against the U.S. dollar, its lowest value ever.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
The US seizes a Russian owned oil tanker carrying Iranian crude oil in Greece and has transferred the cargo to another ship destined for the US. It is unclear if the seizure was due to US sanctions against Iran or US sanctions on Russia.
Source: Reuters external link
Italian fossil fuel company Eni signs an agreement with Algerian state-owned company Sonatrach to both explore up to 3 billion cubic meters of gas and launch a pilot green hydrogen project in the Algerian desert. The agreement comes as Italy looks to decrease its dependence on Russian gas in light of the conflict in Ukraine.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
British Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces a 25% levy, a so-called windfall tax, on the profits of energy companies in order to help fund emergency economic support amid a cost of living crisis in the UK. The extra support includes increased welfare payments for low-income households, disabled people and pensioners, as well as a universal grant of £400 towards energy bills.
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Health and environment

Quebec will begin offering the Imvamune vaccine after 25 cases of monkeypox were confirmed in the province.
Source: Montreal Gazette external link
The UK Health Security Agency says that it has procured 20,000 doses of a smallpox vaccine produced by Bavarian Nordic as part of an effort to combat the increase in monkeypox cases.
Source: Reuters external link

Arts and culture

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International relations

The Iraqi parliament prohibits all attempts at normalizing relations with Israel with the punishment of life imprisonment or capital punishment. The law was introduced by Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose party won the most seats in the last election.
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May 25

Sports

In association football, Roma defeats Feyenoord 1–0 in the final at the Arena Kombëtare in Tirana, Albania, to win the inaugural edition of the UEFA Europa Conference League, the third tier of active European club football competitions.
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Armed conflicts and attacks

The Ukrainian city of Pokrovsk, Donetsk Oblast, is hit by Russian missiles, injuring several people.
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A Russian cruise missile strike destroys a shopping centre and several homes in the city of Zaporizhzhia, killing one person and injuring three others. At least 62 homes were damaged, according to local officials.
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At least five people are killed when a bomb explodes at a Shia mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Nine passengers are killed when improvised explosive devices hidden inside a group of minivans detonate in Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh Province.
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Clashes break out with the IDF after Palestinian rioters attack Joseph's Tomb in Nablus, West Bank. Fifteen Palestinians are injured and one teenager is killed.
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Three Israelis are injured in a Palestinian stone-throwing attack in Huwara, West Bank.
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Colombian and Venezuelan intelligence officials confirm the death of Miguel Botache Santillana, alias Gentil Duarte, the top leader of the FARC dissidents.
Source: Caracol Radio external link
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Fighting breaks out between Arab and Tama gold miners in the Kouri Bougoudi district of Northern Chad. The rebel Front for Change and Concord in Chad group says that over 200 people have been killed.
Source: Reuters external link
At least 50 people are killed during an attack in Madjoari Department, Burkina Faso.
Source: Reuters external link

Politics and elections

Congress officially proclaims former Senator Bongbong Marcos and his running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, as president-elect and vice president-elect, respectively.
Source: CNN external link

Business and economy

Marks & Spencer, a British retail chain, announces that it is permanently closing all of its 48 stores in Russia, which employ 1,200 people, saying that it is a "values-led business".
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Disasters and accidents

One person is killed and 75 others remain missing after a boat carrying migrants sinks off the coast of Tunisia.
Source: Reuters external link
A bus carrying Central American and Cuban migrants crashes off a highway in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Seven migrants die and 25 are injured.
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Health and environment

Finland reports its first suspected case of monkeypox.
Source: Reuters external link

Law and crime

Governor of Oklahoma Kevin Stitt signs HB 4327 into law, making Oklahoma the first state in the United States to completely ban abortion.
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Russia's State Duma approves a bill removing the upper age limit for contractual service in the Russian Armed Forces. The bill will now head to President Vladimir Putin to be signed into law.
Source: Reuters external link
Several bomb threats are made via email to schools and government institutions in Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina, prompting evacuations. No bombs have been found.
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