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Last month
February 2023
# China
White House says US has no intention of returning recovered balloon debris to China
It comes after Beijing confirmed earlier that a similar balloon spotted flying over Latin America is Chinese.
This year
# Pakistan
At least 51 killed in Pakistan transport tragedies, as boat full of children capsizes
The latest transport tragedy in the country has left ten students confirmed dead, while up to nine are still missing in the waters.
# california shooting
Nine dead in mass shooting in Southern California
Reports said the shooting came at a dance venue an hour after a Lunar New Year celebration in a predominantly asian city.
Last year
SEC charges disgraced crypto tycoon Bankman-Fried with defrauding investors
Bankman-Fried is under criminal investigation by US and Bahamian authorities.
# spirit
England come back in dramatic fashion to secure draw with the All Blacks
Eddie Jones’ side were trailing 25-6 with nine minutes to go.
# new dawn
Fleetwood and Molinari the captains for Europe's Ryder Cup warm-up
The Hero Cup will take place between two teams of 10, with Fleetwood leading Great Britain and Ireland against a Continental Europe side skippered by Italy’s Molinari.
# Golf
Kim wins second PGA title after Cantlay's last-hole nightmare
Cantlay made a putt from just inside 36 feet to salvage triple bogey and his third runner-up result at TPC Summerlin.
New NFL concussion rule hits Dolphins in loss to Jets
Elsewhere Philadelphia edged host Arizona 20-17 to remain the NFL’s only unbeaten club.
# back on top
Milan see off Juve to draw level with leaders Napoli
Italian champions Milan showed no signs of a European hangover as they beat fierce rivals Juve in front of a packed San Siro.
# Flash Flooding
'Like a waterfall': Storms spark major flooding in Italy, leaving 10 dead
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has announced €5 million in emergency funding for the impacted area.
# new frontlines
Ukraine's Zelenskyy vows 'victory' on visit to reclaimed Kharkiv region
Russian forces left behind dozens of tanks during their hasty retreat.
EU medicines watchdog approves vaccine targeting Omicron sub-variants
European nations have been keen to rush through the new generation of jabs so they can start booster campaigns ahead of a feared Covid surge in the latter part of this year.
# Climate Change
UN chief Guterres slams climate change 'insanity' during visit to flood-hit Pakistan
Nearly 1,400 people have died in flooding that covers a third of the country
# War in Ukraine
Ukraine says nearly 9,000 of its troops have been killed since start of war
The Russian invasion will have been ongoing for six months on Ukraine’s Independence Day this Wednesday.
# New Zealand
South Korean police locate relative of children found dead in suitcases
The bodies were discovered after an unsuspecting family bought a trailer-load of items at an auction for abandoned goods.
# Wayne's World
Rooney in line to take over as coach of MLS team DC United
The Englishman will replace Argentine Hernan Losada.
# Italian Job
Inexperienced Italy side hold Germany in Nations League
The stalemate in League A, Group 3 came after England suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat away in Hungary.
# Deja Vu
Sagstrom, Shadoff and Vu stay perfect at LPGA Match-Play
Sagstrom beat American Emma Talley 4&2.
# Exit strategy
Barca financial situation could dictate De Jong future - Xavi
The Dutchman has not quite lived up to expectations since joining from Ajax in 2019.
# Tug of War
Robert Lewandowski confirms he wants to leave Bayern Munich
German media outlets claim the 33-year-old has refused to sign an extension and wants to join Barcelona for next season.
# Climate Change
Temperatures close to 50 degrees in Pakistan during major South-Asia heatwave
“It’s like fire burning all around,” said labourer Shafi Mohammad, who is from a village where residents struggle to find drinking water.