10 children killed and seven injured in Pakistan after boat capsizes

January 29, 2023 at 09:54

CNN —Ten children were killed and seven were injured when a boat capsized on a lake in northern Pakistan Sunday, police said. The boat was carrying 25 to 30 students when it capsized on the Tanda Dam Kohat, a lake in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Rescue oper...

Bus crash kills 39 people in Pakistan

January 29, 2023 at 07:53

Quetta, Pakistan CNN —At least 39 people were killed when a bus careered into a ditch and caught fire in the southern Pakistan city of Bela on Sunday. The coach had been traveling the Quetta to Karachi route when it hit a bridge pillar at high speed at 4 a....

Lunar New Year holiday trips surge in China after lifting of Covid restrictions

January 29, 2023 at 05:15

CNN —China saw 226 million domestic trips during the Lunar New Year holiday, state media reported, a 74% surge from last year after the government lifted all travel curbs under its now-abandoned zero-Covid policy. The number of trips made inside China durin...

Settlements to be 'strengthened' in wake of Jerusalem attacks, Israeli PM says

January 29, 2023 at 05:06

CNN —Israel will “take steps to strengthen settlement” in response to shooting attacks in Jerusalem Friday and Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said. A six-point list to “fight terrorism and exact a price from terrorists and those who support...

Earthquake in Iran kills at least 2, injures hundreds

January 29, 2023 at 01:53

CNN —At least two people were killed, and more than 300 injured when a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Iran on Saturday night local time. Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported the earthquake hit the city of Khoy, West Azerbaijan province, in northwest Iran...

Retired Czech general Petr Pavel wins presidential election

January 28, 2023 at 16:26

Reuters —Former army chief and high NATO official Petr Pavel won the Czech Republic’s presidential election on Saturday with a pledge to keep the country firmly anchored in the West and bridge society’s political differences. Pavel, a 61-year-old retired ge...

Aryna Sabalenka makes history as the first player competing under a neutral flag to win a grand slam

January 28, 2023 at 13:20

CNN —Belarusian-born Aryna Sabalenka defeated Elena Rybakina in three sets to win a thrilling women’s Australian Open final Saturday, becoming the first player competing under a neutral flag to secure a grand slam. Amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, tour...

Search underway for missing radioactive capsule in Western Australia

January 28, 2023 at 13:16

CNN —Officials have warned the public of the risks in touching a small capsule containing a radioactive substance that was lost during transportation in Western Australia. The silver, round capsule, which measures about a quarter of an inch in diameter and...

Five Russian men fleeing military conscription have been living at a South Korean airport for months

January 28, 2023 at 12:37

Seoul, South Korea CNN —Five Russian men who fled the country after Moscow’s military mobilization order last September have been stranded at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport for months after authorities refused to accept them. Three of the men h...

Two wounded in shooting in Jerusalem, police say, after synagogue attack leaves seven dead

January 28, 2023 at 11:34

CNN —Two people were wounded in a shooting attack in Jerusalem on Saturday, emergency services say, the day after a gunman killed at least seven people near a synagogue in the city. “As a result of the shooting attack, the death of 7 civilians was determine...

Three dead as torrential rain causes disastrous flooding in New Zealand

January 28, 2023 at 09:13

CNN —Three people have died and at least one person is missing as a result of torrential rain that has caused major flooding and numerous evacuations in New Zealand, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said Saturday. “It’s clear that it’s going to be a big cleanup...

Berlin made the historic move to arm Ukraine. But many Germans are uneasy

January 28, 2023 at 08:21

Berlin CNN —The biggest moment in the Ukraine war this week took place hundreds of miles from the battlefield. The United States and a number of European nations will also provide sophisticated battle tanks to Ukrainian forces. But I’d be worried about a ha...

US citizen charged over alleged killing of DJ in Colombia

January 28, 2023 at 06:53

CNN —Colombian authorities have charged an American citizen over the alleged murder of a female DJ in Colombia whose body was discovered inside a suitcase at the bottom of a garbage container. John Poulos was arrested and detained at the Tocumen Internation...

British army serviceman charged with terrorism offenses

January 28, 2023 at 05:30

CNN —A British serviceman has been charged with terrorism and explosives offenses, the London Metropolitan Police said Friday. Daniel Abed Khalife, 21, from Beaconside, Stafford, was charged after an investigation by the Met’s Terrorism Command, concerning...

Every year, 'Invasion Day' forces Australia to confront some painful truths

January 28, 2023 at 00:55

People gather in Musgrave Park, Brisbane, to light candles at the dawn of January 26, 2023. Victoria’s state government called time on Melbourne’s Australia Day parade after two years of Covid cancellations, and Kmart, a normal go-to for party supplies, ann...

At least seven dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack, Israeli police say

January 27, 2023 at 23:30

CNN —Israeli police say at least seven people were killed and three were injured in a shooting near a synagogue in Jerusalem on Friday amid high tensions in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Five of the shooting victims were pronounced dead at the sce...

Blinken to visit Israel and West Bank with tensions high after outbreak of violence

January 27, 2023 at 22:32

CNN —US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Jerusalem and Ramallah next week has gained new urgency after a wave of deadly violence in Israel and the West Bank. His trip, which also includes a stop in Egypt, was already expected to be complicated, a...

German parliament officially commemorates LGBTQ victims of Nazi regime for first time

January 27, 2023 at 16:17

Berlin CNN —The German parliament for the first time on Friday focused its annual Holocaust memorial commemorations on people persecuted and killed over their sexual or gender identity during World War II. Campaigners in Germany have worked for decades to e...

Gun attack on Azerbaijan embassy in Tehran kills security chief

January 27, 2023 at 15:55

CNN —A gunman entered Azerbaijan’s embassy in the Iranian capital and killed one person on Friday, the foreign ministries of Iran and Azerbaijan confirmed in separate statements, with both citing different motives for the deadly attack. Police and security...

China's reopening isn't all good news. Inflation could get a second wind

January 27, 2023 at 15:05

London CNN —China’s swift reopening after nearly three years of strict coronavirus controls could provide a much-needed boost to global economic growth, but may also stoke inflation just as it has shown signs of falling back. The revival of the world’s seco...