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World Daily News – In Brief – Sunday 08/05/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Putin to send ‘doomsday’ warning to West at Russia’s WW2 victory parade

President Vladimir Putin will send a “doomsday” warning to the West when he leads celebrations on Monday marking the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany, brandishing Russia’s vast firepower while its forces fight on in Ukraine.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

John Lee picked as new Hong Kong leader in rubber-stamp election

Security hawk John Lee, who ran uncontested, was picked Sunday to become Hong Kong’s sixth chief executive in a rubber-stamp election by a group of Chinese Communist Party loyalists.

. BBC (UK)

Brazil’s Lula launches presidential campaign

Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has launched his campaign for October’s presidential election.

. BAHA (AUSTRIA)

Russia sinks Ukrainian warship in Black Sea – ministry

Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed on Sunday its military has destroyed Ukraine’s Project 1241 navy ship, known in the NATO nomenclature as Tarantul, near Odessa. The ministry issued a statement adding that the Russian forces brought down two Kiev’s Su-24 bombers and one Mi-24 helicopter during the last 24 hours.

. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Egypt says 11 troops killed in militant attack in northern Sinai

At least 11 troops, including an officer, have been killed in a militant attack in the restive northern part of the Sinai peninsula, Egypt’s military said on Saturday.