News you might have missed: Biden’s 9/11 pledge, Ukrainian president mocks Russians and US Open men’s title up for grabs
Hi it’s Monday September 12. Here is some Best Stories from around the world that you may have missed, as the Queen’s coffin has begun the first leg of its journey to London.
Joe Biden’s appeal to Americans on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
It’s 9/11 in the United States and the American president has pledged to “never forget” those who lost their lives.
Without naming former President Donald Trump, Joe Biden also again called on Americans to safeguard democracy.
Mr. Biden recently compound warnings on what he calls the “Extreme ideology” of the former president and his “maga Republican” supporters, claiming they are a threat to American democracy.
“It’s not enough to defend democracy once a year or once in a while,” Mr Biden said.
“It’s something we need to do every day. So it’s not just a day to remember, but a day of renewal and resolve for every American in our dedication to this country, to the principles it embodies, to our democracy.”
Russians retreat amid huge Ukrainian counter-offensive
Kyiv’s recent efforts to reclaim Russian-occupied areas in the Kharkov region forced Moscow to withdraw troops to prevent them from being surrounded.
But Russia retaliated against Ukraine’s infrastructure on Sunday night, causing widespread power cuts, with Kharkiv and Donetsk regions among the areas without electricity, officials said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky mocked the Russians in a video address before the blackouts, saying that “the Russian army these days is showing its best – showing its back”.
Investigation into Melissa Caddick’s disappearance begins today
Sydney investment broker’s husband and parents Melissa Caddick are expected to testify during the two-week inquest.
Ms Caddick is accused of misappropriating $23 million value of investors funds. She disappeared from her Sydney home hours after a police raid in 2020.
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea
There are reports at least three people died in landslides resulting from an earthquake that struck outside the city of Lae Sunday morning.
It may also have damaged undersea internet cables, with state-owned DataCo saying operations of its undersea cables linking Port Moresby to Madang and Madang to Sydney have been affected.
And to come… the US Open will crown a men’s champion
Norway Casper Ruud takes a 19 year old Carlos Alcaraz now for the right to lift this trophy.
They are both one set apiece – Alcaraz won the first, 6-4, and Ruud won the second 6-2.
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