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Photo of a soccer player walking away from supporters throwing dozens of stuffed toys onto the pitch

Besiktas fans threw stuffed toys onto the field in Istanbul, answering a campaign by the soccer club asking for stuffed toys to be donated to children in regions hit by the Feb. 6 earthquake.

Emma Albright, Anne-Sophie Goninet and Ginevra Falciani

👋 こんにちは*

Welcome to Monday, where China keeps pushing Ukraine negotiations, the death toll in a migrant shipwreck off Italy continues to rise and thousands of stuffed toys are thrown on a soccer pitch in a show of solidarity with children in quake-hit Turkey. Meanwhile, Ukrainian writer Anna Akage raises hard questions about the future of her homeland, a year after Russia’s invasion, from forgiving the Russians to post-war corruption.

[*Konnichiwa - Japanese]

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