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Two British soldiers have been sentenced to death by firing squad in a show trial in Russia-controlled Ukraine. Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, 48, were captured in Mariupol and convicted of being “mercenaries”, despite joining the Ukrainian army four years ago. “Maybe our supporters have the right idea,” Donald Trump allegedly said of those who chanted “Hang Mike Pence” as they stormed the US Capitol in January 2021. The bombshell line, revealed yesterday at the start of a hotly anticipated congressional hearing, shows Trump’s fury over his vice president’s refusal to block Joe Biden’s election win. In “the most significant maritime discovery since the Mary Rose”, amateur divers have revealed they have found the wreck of HMS Gloucester, says The Daily Telegraph. The ship (below) ran aground on a Norfolk sandbank in 1682 while carrying the future King James II, who only narrowly escaped with his life.