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- Here are some stories for tonight:
- Mariupol: Ukraine rejects Russian offer to surrender port city
- Six killed after car drives into crowd in Belgium
- Saudi Aramco ramps up investment to boost production
- Deadly fires scorch West Texas communities
South Korea: Incoming President Yoon wants to relocate capital from Seoul
Ukraine war: Russia blocks ships carrying grain exports
South Carolina institutes firing squad executions
Millions in China’s northeast placed under COVID-19 lockdown
U.S. imports little from Ukraine and Russia, but food and farming costs are expected to rise
Mariupol: Ukraine rejects Russian offer to surrender port city
Ukraine has rejected a Russian ultimatum offering people in the besieged city of Mariupol safe passage out of the port if they surrender.
Under Russia's proposal, civilians would be allowed to leave if the city's defenders laid down arms.
But Ukraine has refused, saying there was no question of it surrendering the strategic port city.
Around 300,000 people are believed to be trapped there with supplies running out and aid blocked from entering.
Residents have endured weeks of Russian bombardment with no power or running water.
Details of the Russian proposal were laid out on Sunday by Gen Mikhail Mizintsev, who said Ukraine had until 05:00 Moscow time (02:00 GMT) on Monday morning to accept its terms.
Six killed after car drives into crowd in Belgium
At least six people have been killed after a car drove into a crowd of carnival-goers in southern Belgium.
The incident happened in the small town of Strépy-Bracquegnies, about 30 miles (50km) south of the capital Brussels.
The car drove at high-speed into dozens of people who were preparing to take part in a traditional parade on Sunday morning.
Around 40 people were injured and several are in a serious condition, the town's mayor said.
"There were about 150-200 people who were following the parade and [the] car arrived from behind and drove into the crowd," Jacques Gobert said.
"It continued for another 100m (328ft)," he added. "It should be considered a national catastrophe."