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More than 40,000 people are being evacuated from their homes in eastern Ukraine after yesterday’s attack on the Kakhovka dam. Kyiv says hundreds of thousands of locals have been left without access to drinking water, and that 500,000 hectares of agricultural land will be ruined by flooding and damage to irrigation systems. Prince Harry faced “five bruising hours” of cross-examination in the High Court yesterday, says the Daily Mail, as part of his phone hacking case against Mirror Group Newspapers. The prince accused journalists of casting him as a “thicko” and an “irresponsible drug taker”, while defence lawyers dismissed his testimony as “total speculation”. A Scottish council has issued a health warning after “toxic scum was found near Twatt”, says Metro. Signs were put up around the unfortunately named village in Shetland, warning that people and animals should keep away from the water because of poisonous algae.