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Ukraine’s occupied regions begin ‘voting’ in referendums

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Four occupied regions in Ukraine are holding referendums on whether to join Russia

Russian-backed authorities are conducting referendums in four areas of Ukraine.

The votes will take place across five days in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions in the country’s east, and in the occupied Kherson and Zaporizhzhia areas in the south.

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes the decisions will help to protect Russia.

Mr Putin announced a partial military mobilisation of 300,000 armed forces earlier this week, as part of his first nationwide address since the invasion of Ukraine took place.

Some Russians have taken to the streets to protest the decision, while others have sought to leave the country altogether.

Ukraine and the West are calling the referendums a “sham” and will not recognise their results.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken rallied his counterparts at the United Nations to condemn the escalation.

“It’s imperative that every member of this council and for that matter, every member of the United Nations, reject the sham referenda and unequivocally declare that all Ukrainian territory is and will remain part of Ukraine,” he said.

It’s understood there will be no independent observers at the polling sites. However, there will be some extra security as a precaution.

Kyiv says it will continue to fight for these regions, even after the votes take place.

“I thank all the friends and partners of Ukraine for their massive and firm condemnation of Russia’s intentions to organise yet more pseudo-referendums,” said Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“Our position does not change according to this noise or any other announcement. Let’s preserve our unity, protect Ukraine, liberate our land and not show any weakness,” he added.

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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Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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Can big tech be trusted to use AI ethically?

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Big tech giants like Google, Microsoft, and IBM announced comprehensive plans to enhance AI safety measures – but is that enough to convince the everyday worker?

On this episode of Ahron & Mike Live – Can big tech be trusted with AI? “The Fall Guy” takes a hard hit, Apple’s Top Ten controversy and a robot performs surgery on a piece of corn.

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Mike Loder discuss. #featured

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Biden slams the brakes on EV overcapacity

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President Biden has imposed new tariffs on Chinese EV imports, just as the Chinese EV industry is facing a critical challenge: overcapacity.

The move comes amidst escalating trade tensions between the two economic giants, with repercussions likely to reverberate across the automotive sector.

David Zhang, the China Insider explores this issue and more. #featured #trending

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