Russian student facing prison over social media posts says she had to flee

Vilnius, Lithuania CNN  —  Olesya Krivtsova thinks it’s because she was neither the first, nor the last, to criticize the war in Ukraine that she scared Russian authorities as much as she did. Her social media posts were neither particularly strident nor unusual, she told CNN, reflecting those of so many other university students across … Read more

Nashville school shooting: Melissa Joan Hart describes helping children flee campus

CNN  —  Actress Melissa Joan Hart says she was near Nashville’s Covenant School soon after Monday’s deadly shooting of six people, including three children, and helped some students get away from the scene. “My kids go to school right next to a school where there was a shooting today,” Hart said in an Instagram video … Read more

Russian Secret Services Likely Helped Siberian Governor’s Son Flee Italy

A Russian entrepreneur accused of smuggling American technologies to Russian arms manufacturers may have received help from Russian security services to flee house arrest in Italy, the Italian newspaper la Repubblica reported, citing unnamed sources. Artyom Uss, 40, the son of the governor of Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region, is known to have removed his electronic bracelet … Read more

On this day in history, March 17, 1776, British troops flee Boston after dramatic 11-month siege by militia

Boston won its rebellion against the British Empire on this day in history, March 17, 1776

British troops and loyalists fled Boston by ship for Canada in “disgrace” after nearly a decade of occupation that incited protest, bloodshed and then revolution, on this day in history, March 17, 1776. “Surely it is the Lord’s doings and it is marvelous in our eyes,” patriot and future first lady Abigail Adams wrote of … Read more

Nearly 10,000 Bago region residents forced to flee ahead of junta raids — Radio Free Asia

Nearly 10,000 residents of Myanmar’s central Bago region have fled their villages as junta troops continue their scorched-earth operations in an attempt to flush out local People’s Defense Forces and ethnic Karen fighters. Residents said 12 villages in Shwegyin township in the east of Bago had been abandoned. A military column with around 80 villages … Read more