. REUTERS (UK)
Many Sri Lankans flee capital as political leaders meet to seek solution to crisis
Many Sri Lankans thronged buses in the main city Colombo on Thursday to return to their hometowns with leaders of political parties due to meet after the prime minister quit and went into hiding and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa warned of anarchy.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
Israel army reverses assertion Palestinian fire killed reporter
Israel’s military chief has walked back assertions made earlier that Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh may have been killed by stray bullets fired by Palestinian fighters.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
ASEAN leaders to meet Biden as Ukraine war highlights disunity
Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will gather in Washington on Thursday for a long-awaited summit with U.S. President Joe Biden, whose administration is keen to reassert itself in a region where China and Russia also have deep ties.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
Chile: President tries to rekindle government while his popularity falls
Opinion polls show that Boric’s brilliance is quickly dimming among Chileans
. AP (USA)
Russia pummels port of Odesa in attempt to disrupt supplies
Russia pummeled the vital port of Odesa, Ukrainian officials said Tuesday, in an apparent effort to disrupt supply lines and Western weapons shipments as Ukraine’s foreign minister appeared to suggest the country could expand its war aims.