A disabled care home with 330 residents in the town of Oskil, near Kharkiv, was bombed today by Russian warplanes which have also been targeting local schools, according to city officials. Oleg Sinegubov said 63 of the care home's residents have been evacuated since the bombing, but could not give an update on the other 267. It came as Russia also bombed civilian targets in the city of Dnipro, hundreds of miles to the south (right), which destroyed a shoe factory and killed at least one civilian. Ukraine says Russian attacks have now killed more civilians than soldiers - without giving an exact figure for either - as the Kremlin's generals pivot from shock-and-awe-style precision strikes to 'medieval' siege warfare. But Ukrainian forces continue to fight back, as footage revealed another of Putin's attack helicopters being shot out of the sky (left) while successful counter-attacks took place around the northern city of Chernihiv, capturing five villages after Russian units took such heavy casualties that they were no longer able to attack effectively. Another successful counter-attack in the same region took place on Thursday, while a third a counter-attack to the west of Kyiv on the same day ground a Russian offensive to a halt.
Russia takes its Ukrainian 'biological weapons' propaganda to the UN: Putin 'gaslights' the Security Council by demanding meeting to accuse US of funding man-made viruses for Kyiv
Russia has demanded a UN Security Council meeting to discuss its baseless claims the US is funding biological weapons in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin's propaganda machine has claimed Kyiv is planning to use chemical or man-made viruses against his invading forces including the extraordinary accusation that the West is preparing to spread viruses through birds. The Security Council will meet today, despite the US mission to the UN warning the claims could be a pretext for a false flag attempt by the Kremlin to launch its own chemical attack.
'It is your fault if I die behind bars!': Shameless Jussie Smollett erupts into a wild-eyed tantrum at judge after he sentences him to 150 days in jail and fines him $25,000 for faking racist homophobic Chicago attack in 2019?
Jussie Smollett was sentenced on Thursday to 150 days in Cook County jail for staging a 'racist, homophobic attack' in 2019. Smollett, calm during the judge's remarks, reacted with fury once his sentence was delivered. 'I am not suicidal. I am not suicidal,' he said, his voice rising in volume. 'If I did this then it means I stuck my fist in the fears of black people for over 400 years.' He then issued what sounded like a threat to the judge, saying: 'If anything happens to me when I go in there, I did not to it to myself, and you must all know that.' He raised his fist in a black power salute as he was escorted out of the courtroom, with the judge refusing to allow him home pending an appeal.
'Inept' Russian tactics baffle military experts: Tank commanders allowed Ukrainians to ambush them by driving straight up a main road as analysts say they've lost enough armoured vehicles to equip the ENTIRE German army?
Analysts have said Russian tank commanders allowed the Ukrainians to ambush their unit by driving down the middle of a main road into Kyiv (pictured main) - and straight into a death trap. By multiple counts (bottom-right), President Vladimir Putin's forces have lots more tanks than belong to the entire German army. The devastating artillery strikes came as Putin's troops inched closer to Kyiv, and saw a?a number of Russian T-72 tanks and other vehicles obliterated in the surprise attack from the front and back of the convoy. Ukrainian forces surprised the column that included some 30 tanks and support units, as well as a fearsome TOS-1 thermobaric launcher, forcing survivors to flee and left Russia mourning the loss of another senior commander. .
Putin's 'convoy of death' targets Kyiv: Forty-mile column moves into 'attack positions' near capital as Ukraine says Russian forces are killing MORE civilians than soldiers in sledgehammer assault on cities
A 40-mile long 'death convoy' of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles that had been stuck north of Kyiv for around two weeks (inset left) has started moving again - new satellite images show. Rocket artillery and supply trucks have been pictured moving into 'firing positions' at Berestyanka, 30 miles from central Kyiv (main left), while other vehicles have been 'dispersed' into the tree-lines of surrounding forests and civilian areas in an apparent attempt to make them harder for Ukrainian forces to target and destroy after they staged multiple attacks on the column. It comes as the battle for Kyiv gets underway with Russian attacks from the north, west and east, which are expected to mirror the bombardment of other cities such as Mariupol, Kharkiv and Sumy, where thousands of civilians have been killed. Russian airstrikes hit the cities of Dnipro, Lutsk, Ivano-Frankivsk early Friday leaving at least one civilian dead. Oleksiy Reznikov, Ukraine's defence minister, said more civilians have now ben killed as a result of Russia's invasion that Ukrainian soldiers, though did not give an exact figure for either.
Russian state TV DEFIES President Putin's propaganda edict and broadcasts criticism of the war in Ukraine - with guests describing the shambolic invasion as 'like Afghanistan, but even WORSE'?
Putin's war on freedom of expression in Russia appeared to be fraying at the edges on Thursday after guests on Kremlin-backed TV defied Moscow and openly criticised the brutal war in Ukraine, calling the invasion 'even worse than Afghanistan' (right). Guests have refused to support the narrative pushed through by television hosts on Putin's request that Russia has been conducting a 'special operation' to 'demilitarise' and 'de-Nazify' Ukraine - claims dismissed as baseless pretexts by Kyiv and her partners in the West. One who appeared on one of Russia 1's prime time talk show rebelled by referring to the USSR's disastrous invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 which ended in withdrawal ten years later. Historians argue that Moscow's failure in Afghanistan, in which thousands of Red Army troops were killed, fuelled disillusionment among millions of people in the Soviet Union and ultimately helped to bring about the collapse of the 'Evil Empire' into a heap of rust.
Ukrainian beauty blogger who survived Mariupol hospital attack 'gives birth' as online trolls target her with a wave of abuse after Russian propaganda accused her of being a 'crisis actor'
Marianna Podgurskaya (top left), who was identified as a bloody?patient (top and bottom right) seen evacuating from Mariupol maternity hospital (bottom right) on Wednesday evening, reportedly gave birth to a baby girl at around 10pm on Thursday evening, according to an independent journalist. Beauty blogger Ms?Podgurskaya was identified as a patient seen evacuating the hospital in a tweet by Russia's London embassy,?which has since been deleted for violating Twitter 's 'community guidelines'. Since the embassy's tweet, she has since been targeted by streams of social media abuse (inset), with trolls accusing her of 'getting paid' for a 'fake photoshoot' at the devastated hospital and asking her why she was 'setting up Russia'. Most of the comments were written in Russian.
Grimes reveals she and ex Elon Musk lived 'below the poverty line' in 'a very insecure $40,000 house' where she would 'eat peanut butter 8 days in a row' after the Tesla CEO sold his lavish Silicon Valley estate for $144 million
In a sit-down interview with Vanity Fair, singer Grimes, 33, opened up about her 'fluid' relationship with Elon, who has an estimated net worth of $228.7 billion (left). She said she had asked the Tesla CEO if they could move from their home 'where the neighbors film us, and there's no security, and I'm eating peanut butter for eight days in a row?' The billionaire previously announced that he had systematically sold off most his assets including several California properties amounting to more than $100 million (top inset, one of his ￡29 millon homes) - as well as $15 billion worth of Tesla stock - and moved into the unassuming property last June (right).
Rihanna's lingerie brand Savage X Fenty 'is working on an IPO that would value the company at $3BILLION' after LVMH paused singer's luxury fashion line Fenty 'pending better conditions'
Fashion entrepreneur and pop singer Rihanna is working with advisors on taking her lingerie company Savage X Fenty public through an initial public offering that could value the company at $3 billion, sources say. The company is working with banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to value its worth and gauge demand, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. A listing could happen as soon as this year, but the company hasn't made an official decision on when, or if, it will go public. An initial public offering involves taking a company from private to public ownerships by issuing stocks to the general public. The process allows the company to raise more money. The news comes after the company raised $125 million in January in a fundraising round led by investment firm Neuberger Berman. Rihanna, worth a reported $1.7 billion, has parlayed her success in music into cosmetics and apparel with the brands Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, Savage X Fenty and the luxury fashion house Fenty, which was opened under the French conglomerate LVMH Mo?t Hennessy Louis Vuitton in 2019. In February, Louis Vuitton announced they had 'jointly made the decision to put on hold the ready-to-wear activity, based in Europe, pending better conditions.'
MEGHAN MCCAIN: My advice for Kim Kardashian is think twice before you tell America's Covid-weary women to work harder. We were born into privilege, most of them were not
MCCAIN: the internet is going crazy over Kim Kardashians latest comments about hard work. Kim and her sisters are featured on the cover of Variety and they gave an interview during their photo shoot. Kim was asked for business advice that she would give to other women. She said 'I have the best advice for women in business: Get your f-ing ass up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days.' Her sister Kourtney, chimed in saying 'that is so true.'Kim is an incredibly smart woman, I would never say different. But she should really know better. I would advise Kim to try and continue growing and morphing with the times. I would encourage her to be humble and self-aware enough to realize that she is the embodiment of the one percent of the one percent. You didn't simply get there from hard work alone. Trust me, as someone who has benefitted from opportunities - given to me in the same way they were given to Kim - I know what I am talking about.
Moderna approved a $926MILLION golden parachute for its CEO at the end of 2021 in the event he's replaced: French-born executive, 49, is already worth $4.3BN and lives in $1.2M Boston apartment
The amount of money that Moderna's CEO would get if the company is sold and he's replaced is now a jaw-dropping $926 million, a 9,751 percent rise from his severance package of?$9.4 million in 2019. Stephane Bancel's (left) 'change-in-control' package was approved at the end of last year by the Massachusetts-based company's board of directors, CNBC reports. Most of the parachute - $922.5 million, to be exact - is in the form of stock, which has yo-yoed during the COVID-19 pandemic (bottom right). The rest includes a cash payment of $1.5 million and a bonus of $2.5 million. Bancel, who is already worth a reported $4.3 billion, would only get the severance package if the company is sold or merged and he loses his job in the process. Last year, he earned a combined $18.2 million, a 41 percent increase from 2020. The French-born executive last known address is a three-bedroom,?1,537 sq ft apartment (top right) in Boston worth an estimated $1.2 million, according to Zillow. Things have changed a lot for Moderna since the start of the pandemic in early 2020.
All that glitters! Ivana Trump is seen admiring lavish diamonds at Kwiat jeweler on Madison Avenue while being escorted by a dapper gentleman to her hairdresser?
Ivana Trump enjoyed a day out on the town in New York City on Thursday, stopping at her favorite hairdresser and at a renowned diamond jeweler in Manhattan four months after she was last seen attending the funeral of her ex-husband?Rossano Rubicondi. Ivana, 73, cut a striking figure in a black three-quarter-length coat lined with fur around the collar, brown pants and chunky black heels. She carried a small black purse and donned her blonde tresses in her signature updo as she was escorted home by her housekeeper. Earlier in the day, she was accompanied by a gentleman while she stopped in front of the window at Kwiat on Madison avenue to admire the diamonds on display. This is the first time the businesswoman and former model has been seen in public since she attended the funeral of Rubicondi, with whom she had an on-off relationship, back in November.At the hairdresser, Ivana and two male companions took selfies before saying goodbye. She was later seen being taken home by her housekeeper. Ivana was born in the Czech Republic in 1949. She met Trump while she was in New York City with a group of models in 1976, according to New York magazine. They married the next year at Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan. She gave birth to three children: Don Jr. in 1977, Ivanka in 1981 and Eric in 1984.
Teen gets upgraded to first class on a Delta flight after man she was sitting next to started watching PORN of people having sex on a plane?
Melanie Schofield, 19, posted a viral TikTok last week where she celebrated moving up to first class when she complained about a man next to her watching porn of people having sex on a plane. Schofield said she panicked when she saw the man sitting next to her search up the explicit video and start viewing it out in the open, but flight attendants were able to move her away to first class. 'When the old man you're sitting next to on the plane starts watching plane porn so you tell the flight attendants and now you're sitting first class,' she wrote on a viral TikTok about the experience. 'Only cried for like 10 minutes so we're Gucci' (inset).
The customer is not ALWAYS right! These photos will leave you shocked at how bad working in the service industry can be
Nature World Today has picked out some of the worst of these instances from around the world, where the employee has had enough, taken a photo of the incident and shared it for the world to see online. For anyone who has worked in retail, hospitality, or other customer-facing jobs, it is no shock to hear that the general public can be a nightmare to deal with. Besides the often-long hours, low pay and high targets, sometimes the worst part can be the customers you are providing a service to. Pictured left, an 'overripe' mango which a customer returned, cut up, and taped up together. Middle, an old bra from a customer which she switched out for a brand new one in the changing room. Right, customers who left their table in a fast-food restaurant in the US with fizzy drink and tissues all over the floor.
GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn from North Carolina calls Zelensky a THUG and says Ukrainian government is 'corrupt, incredibly evil' and 'pushing woke ideologies' in speech to supporters?
Zelensky, elected in a landslide victory in 2019, has received praise from the international community for his bravery since Vladimir Putin first launched his attack on February 24. Cawthorn's sentiments not only fly in the face of those made by global leaders but also the majority of his fellow elected Republicans in Congress. His stunning comments emerged after the House of Representatives approved nearly $14 billion in humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine as part of its mammoth $1.5 trillion government funding package.
Jenna Bush Hager sobs as Hollywood Medium 'connects' her with her late grandfather George H.W., telling her former President didn't suffer before his death and was 'in charge' of when he passed
Bush Hager, 40, had an emotional reading with famed medium Tyler Henry that aired on the Today show on Thursday. Henry told the host that her paternal grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush (right), had timed his passing when he died in November 2018 at age 94. He assured her that her grandfather didn't suffer, but he felt a 'strong emphasis' on the throat and 'not being able to fully swallow' or 'reduced eating.' In the final years of his life, Bush had battled vascular Parkinson's disease, which can affect the muscles used for speech, chewing, and swallowing. Henry also connected with her late grandmother, Jenna Hawkins Welch, and father-in-law, former Lt. Gov. John H. Hager. The medium went on to predict that one of her two daughters will be an author, though he wasn't sure if it would be Mila, eight, or Poppy, six. When Bush Hager asked if she was going to have a fourth child, he told her: 'I'm just not seeing [any].' In 2016, Henry successfully predicted the birth of Bush Hager's son, Hal, three years before her surprise pregnancy.
Really grand designs! Incredible photos reveal some of the most bizarre buildings you'll ever see - from a cat-shaped kindergarten to an office block that looks like a fish
Bored Panda has collated photos of some of the world's most unusual buildings, including a furniture store in Bogota that looks like a giant chest of drawers. In?Hyderabad, India the architects behind?The National Fisheries Development Board building took things very literally and created an office block that resembles a giant fish (top right). And a?kindergarten in Germany delighted youngsters thanks to its cat exterior, complete with whisker (bottom right).
Los Angeles podcaster is shocked when a friend CHARGES her $20 after inviting her over for a pasta dinner at her home: 'This is weird, right?'
American podcast host Amber Nelson was shocked when her friend charged her for a dinner she was invited to at the latter's house. 'Got invited to someone's place for dinner and they charged me for it ... this is weird, right?' she wrote to her 13,000 Twitter followers. The tweet went viral in a matter of hours and received thousands of responses slamming the abnormal behaviour.?
This man is NOT actually moving! Mind-bending optical illusions tricks the eye into thinking the figure is in motion
Four optical illusions will make you question what is right in front of you. The mind-bogglers, shared by UK-based company Lenstore, are designed to trick you into seeing colour when there isn't any, motion when things are staying still, and items that are right in front of you apparently disappearing. Eye experts have also explained how each of the tricks of the eye work.
Britney Spears takes a tour of Drake's Hidden Hills 'YOLO' estate with fiancé Sam Asghari after rapper listed luxe residence for $14.8 MILLION
Britney Spears was among the people who toured Drake's Hidden Hills, California estate after the rapper listed the home for sale earlier this week. The musical artist, 40, and her fiancé Sam Asghari, 28, were in attendance for a showing of the luxe property, sources told TMZ Thursday. The ...Baby One More Time singer was in a group of 20-30 guests who had toured the massive mansion, which includes a recording studio, according to the outlet. Caitlyn Jenner was also among those to browse the newly-listed estate, sources told the outlet.
Queen of the catwalk! Letizia of Spain nails springtime glamour in white dress with red heels as she attends Madrid Fashion Week
?Queen Letizia of Spain nailed springtime glamour today as she attended Madrid Fashion Week in a clean white ensemble with towering red shoes. The mother-of-two, 49, looked elegant in a the flowing number that was cinched at the waist and wrapped around her legs with a double split in the front. She added a flowing arm with a scoop neck to the top of the dress, and wore her brunette hair down and flowing as she commanded attention at the fashion event.??
Do roo even lift bro? Buff kangaroo goes viral after showing off his rippling muscles at Australian wildlife centre?
Photographer Deborah Schutz captured the incredible image of the male red kangaroo (left and right) at Cleland Wildlife Park in her hometown of Adelaide. In the snap, the kangaroo hysterically appears to be lounging on the grass, propping himself up on one elbow as he appeared to show off his toned?biceps. Ms?Schutz, 50, said that despite his tough exterior, the marsupial was very gentle and relaxed as he dozed in the afternoon sunshine.
The monster waves of Nazaré: NASA releases incredible satellite image of 101ft waves off the coast of Portugal?
Portuguese surfer António Laureano may have surfed the biggest wave ever at Praia do Norte in Nazaré, Portugal. Wave height analysis can be tricky but the 19-year-old claims to have broken a world record by riding the estimated 101.4-foot (30.9-metre) wave (inset), which if confirmed would surpass the current record of 80ft. Now, NASA has released a fascinating satellite image that captures the intensity of the waves that day (pictured left), along with a more recent picture from space to compare it to an average winter morning (right). They were taken by the?Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8, the eighth in a series of Earth-monitoring spacecraft?jointly managed by Nasa and the US Geological Survey.