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Liverpool shooting | A nine-year-old girl who was shot dead when a gunman chased another man into her home has been named as Olivia Pratt-Korbel by Merseyside Police. A murder investigation is under way after the assailant opened fire "with complete disregard," killing the girl and injuring two others in the property in Liverpool. Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Kameen explained in vivid detail how the balaclava-clad gunman gained entry to Olivia’s home to commit the "abhorrent crime" despite the best efforts of her mother to keep him out.
Tomorrow is a day that is about as significant a day as they come for Ukraine. 
Wednesday marks both six months since Russia’s invasion and the 31st year of the nation’s independence from Soviet rule. 
When Russia invaded Ukraine six months ago many thought Kyiv would fall within a week and that president Volodomyr Zelensky would be captured – or worse. 
Nothing could have been further from the reality. Long since the capital came under attack, the war has now settled into a steady pattern of slow grinding conflict in the East and South. 
In the meantime the world has changed dramatically. But what does the future hold? 
With graphics, videos and images detailing the impact of the war, our editors and correspondents analyse what will happen in the next six months.
Today, three people have reportedly been killed after Ukrainian forces shelled a separatist government building in Donetsk with US-supplied Himars rocket systems. 
The fighting comes as the US Embassy in Kyiv has told all US citizens still in Ukraine to depart the country immediately ahead of fresh Russian strikes expected on Wednesday. 
The US on Monday issued a security alert warning that Russia was ramping up its efforts to launch strikes in the coming days, particularly during Ukraine’s independence day.
Our live blog will keep you up to speed.
In Britain, where a minister has said the monthly payment to families hosting Ukrainian refugees should double, a "half-baked" scheme by Nicola Sturgeon’s government to house Ukrainian refugees aboard a ferry has sparked pollution complaints after SNP ministers mistakenly believed the vessel could be plugged into the mains.
The Scottish government has admitted that MS Victoria will be forced to run on diesel-powered generators while it is docked in Edinburgh for six months. 
Noxious fumes from the ship’s engines have forced nearby residents to keep their windows shut during the summer and hold their breath while walking outside. 
Hundreds of Ukrainians are currently living onboard the vessel and there are plans to rent a second ship.
With the Foreign Office travel advice page for Ukraine littered with phrases like "martial law", "leave immediately" and "real risk to life", and its map of the war-torn nation rendered in an unequivocal shade of red, only the brave or perhaps foolhardy would consider travelling there right now. 
But that has not stopped the emergence of a new tour operator – with more than 150 clients so far, including Britons – offering a range of trips to the country. 
Read how travellers are being allowed to ignore Foreign Office advice and head to war-torn Ukraine – and the famous faces who have been so far despite the logistical issues.
Over 300 classified documents have been recovered from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home since he left office. FBI agents pounced on the former president’s Florida home this month to find more documents after an initial 150 marked as classified were retrieved by the National Archives in January, according to leaks. The January documents, alongside the unprecedented August 8 raid and another set provided by Mr Trump’s aides to the Justice Department in June, bring the tally to over 300, sources close to the investigation have reportedly said. The update comes as Mr Trump sued the Department of Justice, with a lawsuit urging a court to name an independent party to screen files that the FBI seized for materials protected by personal privilege.
Muse’s Matt Bellamy on conspiracy ‘rabbit-holes’
Having once had controversial opinions on 9/11, the rockstar is now more measured, and optimistic – even on the topic of the apocalypse
Read the interview
What a difference nine days makes. Manchester United were hapless in their 4-0 defeat at Brentford on Aug 13, with some observers saying it was their worst performance of the modern era; on Monday night against Liverpool, however, they were inspired as Erik ten Hag’s players defeated their old rivals 2-1. So what changed? Ian Whittell analyses how ten Hag transformed the club in nine days. Meanwhile, the tennis fan who was accused by Nick Kyrgios of being "drunk out of her mind" and acting like she had consumed "700 drinks" is taking legal action against the Wimbledon finalist for his Centre Court outburst. Elsewhere, Tom Cary outlines why F1 ditching Spa would be cultural vandalism.
Despite cynicism from rivals and fierce global competition, Britishvolt has repeatedly insisted it can help to prepare UK carmaking for the electric age. Formed in 2019, the company has raised £2bn – in principle at least – for one of the country’s first battery "gigafactories", including £100m from the taxpayer. So the sudden departure of its chief executive and co-founder this weekend will spark consternation among British automotive bosses – as will a decision to reduce its valuation by £400m. Read how Britain’s gigafactory champion is struggling to deliver the electric car dream. Meanwhile, China is tearing down tower blocks and pausing construction on buildings that could house 75m people as Xi Jinping’s government seeks to prop up its stalling property market.
‘Maybe the maddest pub in England’ | Feeling thirsty? Have a beer. Bored? Go bowling. Garrulous? Head to the podcast studio. Secretive? Try the speakeasy. Extravagant? Check out the merch shop. Willing to unsettle the several pints you have drunk by this point? Clamber into the steel slide, thunder round the chute’s several corners, and find yourself expelled back onto the ground floor. At no point in your evening have you left BrewDog Waterloo, which opened last week, amd which James Watt, who helms BrewDog, says it is the biggest bar in the UK. Tom Ough went for a pint in the bar that boasts nine different sections.
Jupiter in unprecedented detail | The James Webb Space Telescope has captured new images of the largest planet in our solar system, including of its Great Red Spot, a storm big enough to swallow Earth, and its northern and southern lights.
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