Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments around the world. 

The number of Russian soldiers killed in the ongoing war soared to 28,500, Ukraine’s military said.

In a retaliatory move, Russia declared five Portuguese diplomats persona non grata.

Spain confirmed seven cases of monkeypox and Portugal confirmed 14 cases as authorities continue to investigate at least 24 more suspected infections.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II issued a royal decree to restrict his half-brother Prince Hamza’s communications, place of residence and movement.

Business and leisure flight bookings this year exceeded 2019 levels for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by US-based multinational financial services corporation Mastercard.

A gunman who opened fire at a high school and seriously wounded one person has been arrested, said German police.

The Israeli army said it will not open a criminal investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Reigning champions Anadolu Efes Istanbul qualified for the 2022 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague final Thursday after beating Olympiacos Piraeus 77-74 with Vasilije Micic’s last-second three-pointer in the semifinal round.

Former Spanish King Juan Carlos I, who fled his country amid investigations into corruption and financial misdoings nearly two years ago, returned to Spain for a visit.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he has authorized $100 million in additional military assistance to Ukraine, where Russia’s war nears its third month.

Eleven soldiers were killed in an attack in eastern Burkina Faso, the army announced.

At least four irregular migrants died and 10 others went missing after their boat sank off the eastern coast of Tunisia, Tunisia’s official TAP news agency reported.

Greek composer Vangelis died at the age of 79 in a hospital in Paris, a law firm representing him announced.

Canada announced that it has banned two Chinese firms — telecom giant Huawei Technologies and ZTE — from participating in the country’s 5G wireless networks.

The Biden administration notified Congress on Thursday that it has approved a prospective $691 million sale of anti-tank missiles to Egypt.

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