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A man opens fire at a Russian mobilisation centre



The leader of a local military draft committee has been shot in Russia as thousands protest the country’s military mobilisation

A 25-year-old man has shot the leader of a Siberian military draft committee in defiance of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s partial military mobilisation.

The man has not been named but is understood to have been detained and taken to hospital.

Local reports suggest three shots were fired at the site.

Authorities have vowed to punish the individual who refused to fight in the Russia’s war in Ukraine.

In another incident, six people are believed to be dead in a Russian school shooting.

State-media reports a man stormed the School Number 88 on Pushkinskaya Ulitsa in Izhevsk before opening fire on students and security staff.

It is unclear what the motivations for the attack are at this stage.

State-media reports “several ambulances and police vehicles outside the school”.

Why are people protesting?

Russian President Vladimir Putin called upon 300,000 armed reserves as part of a military mobilisation last week.

Some analysts believe the move comes amid Russian forces losing ground in Ukraine. But Mr Putin maintains it is to strengthen Russia’s hold on occupied regions.

Over 2,000 protesters are believed to have been arrested since Mr Putin’s nationwide address last week.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said the partial military mobilisation has been taking place behind closed doors for months.

“For several months, they’ve been secretly mobilising. But now, they admitted that their army is not able to fight with Ukraine anymore… they did not expect the resistance that they received from us.”

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Videos surfacing on social media show women protesting in the Muslim area of Dagestan.

“Why are you taking our children? Who attacked who? It’s Russia that attacked Ukraine,” groups of women can be heard shouting.

Mr Putin maintains the war is a “special military operation”, which is designed to de-Nazify Ukraine.

However, many western allies and humanitarian groups have widely disputed these claims and have described the conflict as an “invasion”.

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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Daylight reveals full extent of destruction in Turkey



A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake has shaken the country

Daylight is revealing the full scale of destruction following a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake in central Turkey.

The massive quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres, near heavily populated areas.

The death toll has now surpassed 100 and authorities warn this number will only rise.

As snow fell, residents were forced to find shelter on the streets.

The tremor was so significant it was felt felt in Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria.

The governor of Turkey’s southeastern province has taken to Twitter, saying his region has a number of destroyed buildings – urging people to move to safe locations.

This footage shows a survivor being pulled from the rubble. #trending #featured

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Beyoncé reins supreme at 65th Grammy Awards



Beyoncé has broken the record for most wins ever

Beyoncé has reminded us all once again why she truly is the Queen Bee – breaking the record for the most Grammy Award wins of all time.

Trying not to be emotional, the singer thanked her family, including her late uncle Jonny.

Jonny helped make her stage outfits before she rose to fame while also introducing her to much of the sonic influences we hear on Renaissance.

Know as “music’s biggest night”, the Grammys are the industry’s most prestigious awards.

Adele, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Shania Twain and Stevie Wonder were just some of the stars in attendance.

Speaking of Harry, he won best pop album for Harry’s House.

Dressed in a white tux, Styles received his award with a kiss from Jennifer Lopez. #trending #featured

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TikTok could be banned in the United States



TikTok in the firing line after Chinese balloon was shot down

China has hit back at the U.S. after officials shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina.

Washington says it was being used to monitor strategic sites.

But Beijing rejects this – claiming the balloon was a civilian airship used to monitor the weather.

The incident is just the latest in a long line of diplomatic disputes between the two countries.

Now, TikTok could be banned in the U.S. in the wake of the incident.

Republicans are now pushing for Washington to distance itself from the Beijing-based app. #trending #featured

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