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NATO chief says Trump's comments 'put American and European soldiers at increased risk'

The head of NATO warns that Donald Trump is putting the lives of US troops and their allies at risk by saying Russia should do "whatever the hell they want" to members of the military alliance who don't spend enough on defence.
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A close-up of Donald Trump's face as he speaks into a microphone.

Former Polish minister on hunger strike after dramatic arrests

Poland's former interior minister Mariusz Kaminski and former state secretary Maciej Wasik were convicted for abuse of power.
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Duration: 2 minutes 15 seconds

analysis:Copernicus's grave was lost for centuries. An unlikely discovery finally solved the mystery

A team of archaeologists discovered the remains of the 16th-century father of modern astronomy, who was the first to demonstrate that the Earth orbits the Sun.
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A painted portrait of a man with longer dark hair.

Sydney Sweeney in Sydney Harbour, and other Boxing Day films to check out

Keen to see a Boxing Day movie but can't make a single extra decision for this year? Don't worry, our critics have got you.
Sydney Sweeney in a bikini goes in to kiss a shirtless Glen Powell

Poland's new government moves to free state media from previous government control, sacks and replaces directors

Poland's new pro-European Union government begins to wrestle control of the country's state media and some other state agencies from the conservative party that consolidated its grip on them during eight years in power.
Polish PM Donald Tusk stands in front of seven different microphones wearing a navy blue suit and tie.

Nazi Germany's influence on the new Hunger Games film

Uli grew up in post-war Germany, so the possibility of a Hunger Games like dystopia feels like "a very real thing". This is how the film's production designer tackled the prequel.
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Actress Rachel Zegler gives a sarcastic bow as Lucy Gray in the Hunger Games prequel.

Rock 'n' roll roo crowned funniest wildlife photo of 2023

A graceful, dancing otter and a ground squirrel attempting to fly are among the other winners of the 2023 Comedy Wildlife Photography Competition. 
A kangaroo that looks like its playing an air guitar in a green field

Finland considers closing border with Russia, as tension over migrants grow

Finland has accused Russia of deliberately sending asylum seekers to Finland – a claim Moscow denies.
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Duration: 2 minutes 5 seconds

Police arrest man who posed as mannequin to steal from shopping centre

Polish man arrested after pretending to be a mannequin in a window shop front and then stealing from a shopping centre after it closed.
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Duration: 28 seconds

Polish police arrest man who pretended to be a mannequin before stealing jewellery

Police say the man posed motionless until closing time, before robbing a jewellery stand in a Polish shopping centre.  
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A man poses in a shop window in Poland before allegedly stealing jewellery, food and clothing.

Poland's opposition has declared a win at the polls — so what does this mean for its alliance with Ukraine?

The election has attracted the largest turnout since the nation became a democracy in 1989. So why was this election so important, who is Donald Tusk and what does the result mean for their alliance with Ukraine? 
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Donald Tusk speaking into a microphone surrounded by a crowd clapping.

Air guitar roos and flossing beavers are among the finalists of the 2023 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

From a friendly-looking bear to an otter auditioning for Swan Lake, animals are full of surprises. Here is a selection of some of the shortlisted images for the 2023 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.
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A brown beaver sitting in grass with a piece of grass in its paws

Documentarian reunites two Holocaust survivors after discovering strikingly similar stories

It's been eight decades since Melbourne Holocaust survivor Abram Goldberg was taken from Lodz Getto, in Nazi German occupied Poland, to Auschwitz. Now one of the few from Lodz still alive, he's been reunited with a man who remembers him from that time.
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Close-up photo of Abram Goldberg in suit and tie, leaning folded arms across a table, smiling very slightly.

Ukrainian army pierces through 'first line' of Russian defences in the south-east

Ukraine has made "some notable progress" in its counteroffensive against Russian forces in the southern Zaporizhzhia region, the US government says.
Plumes of smoke seen erupting from a field where mine defences were breached.

Usyk retains heavyweight boxing titles as Dubois claims he was 'cheated out of victory'

Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk claims a controversial win, stopping British challenger Daniel Dubois in the ninth round of their heavyweight bout in Poland. 
A Ukrainian boxer raises his arms in triumph after retaining his heavyweight titles.

Poland stages massive military parade in show of strength amid regional tensions

President Andrzej Duda says the protection of Poland's eastern border is a key element of state policy, as the country borrows to buy new weapons. 
Members of the army take part in a massive military parade to celebrate the Polish Army Day.

Poland sends troops to Belarus border fearing airspace violations

Poland's defence ministry says it sent "additional forces and resources, including combat helicopters" to its eastern border.
Long grass surrounds a yellow sign post

Fighting in Ukraine continues amid Poland-Belarus tensions

Polish forces on the border with Belarus are being strengthened after accusations by Warsaw that its airspace was violated.
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Duration: 2 minutes 28 seconds

Zelenskyy pays tribute to victims of WWII massacre of Poles by Ukrainian nationalists

The Ukrainian president and his Polish counterpart remember the anniversary of the Volhynia massacre in which tens of thousands of Poles were killed. 
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Zelenskyy and another man holding lanterns and looking sorrowful with priests in the background

Russians reducing personnel at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Ukrainian intelligence says

The accusation came after Kyiv accused Russia earlier in June of planning a "terrorist" attack at the nuclear plant involving the release of radiation, which Moscow has denied.
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Two men in bright yellow hazmat suits attend to a large yellow firefighting hose in a car park.

'Stop killing us': Polish women protest against strict anti-abortion law

At least five pregnant women have died due to the restrictions on abortion, according to activists, while the leader of Poland's ruling party says: "There is no such issue. It's been made up."
A large crowd a gathers for a protest in daylight, with someone holding aloft a photo of smiling young woman.

Chinese-Australian artist calls for federal government support

A Chinese-Australian dissident artist has called for more "support and protection" from the federal government after Chinese officials tried to cancel his art exhibition in Poland.
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Duration: 6 minutes 7 seconds

Artist calls on Australia for help in 'very absurd' attempt from Chinese government to stop his exhibition

The Chinese government is attempting to shut down an exhibition in Poland showing works by Chinese-Australian artist Badiucao, which an official says "hurt Chinese people's feelings".
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Badiucao in front of artwork, which depicts Chinese official and smaller art work pieces on the floor, wearing masks.

Hundreds of thousands march in Poland's anti-government protest

Almost 500,000 demonstrators have marched in Poland's capital in an anti-government protest.
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Duration: 27 seconds

Thousands march in Polish anti-government protests in Warsaw

Almost half a million protesters marched through Warsaw in fear their country is moving away from democracy. 
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a large group shot of protesters walking and holding up phones and flags down a street