Child loses arm and mother injured in Egypt shark attack

October 28, 2020 at 17:48

(CNN) A child has lost an arm and his mother suffered "deep wounds" in a shark attack in a marine reserve near the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The Ukrainian tourists were attacked by a shark while swimming in the Ras Mohammed National Reserve...

McDonald's new pastries are here

October 28, 2020 at 17:28

New York (CNN Business) McDonald's has struggled at breakfast, a part of the day it once dominated. So the chain is rolling out new bakery items Wednesday for the first time in nearly a decade. The expansion of the company's McCafé lineup adds three new swe...

The outbreak is so bad in Belgium, some Covid-positive doctors are being asked to keep working

October 28, 2020 at 09:41

(CNN) Health workers in some hospitals in Liege, Belgium's third largest city and a coronavirus hotspot, have been asked to continue working even if they test positive for Covid-19 -- as long as they are not showing any symptoms of the disease. Top health o...

Hong Kong teenage activist detained after reportedly planning to claim asylum at US consulate

October 28, 2020 at 08:48

Hong Kong (CNN) A 19-year-old Hong Kong activist facing secession charges under the city's national security law was detained Tuesday amid reports he planned to attempt to claim asylum at the United States consulate. According to a little known United Kingd...

Typhoon Molave makes landfall in Vietnam in the aftermath of deadly floods

October 28, 2020 at 08:25

(CNN) Typhoon Molave made landfall just south of the Vietnamese resort city Da Nang on Wednesday, lashing the coast with powerful rains and winds, and inflicting further misery on an area still reeling from widespread deadly flooding. Molave hit as the equi...

North Korea is going to be a major headache for whoever wins the US election

October 28, 2020 at 01:18

So if former Vice President Joseph Biden were to unseat Trump in the November 3 presidential election, would North Korea again conduct some sort of provocation in a new administration's early days? This is, after all, North Korea, one of the world's most is...

Last-minute drama as Real Madrid avoids yet another defeat in the Champions League

October 27, 2020 at 23:38

(CNN) A last-minute goal from Casemiro completed a stunning comeback from Real Madrid on Tuesday that earned the Spanish giants its first point of the new Champions League campaign. Madrid had been trailing German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 until t...

At least three dead, including children, after boat sinks off French coast

October 27, 2020 at 21:28

(CNN) At least three people have died, including children, after a boat capsized in French waters while trying to reach the UK, human rights monitoring group Channel Rescue said. In a statement on Tuesday, the French Regional Rescue and Surveillance Operati...

Harley-Davidson's ebike is here, just don't call it a Harley

October 27, 2020 at 20:26

Washington, DC (CNN) Harley-Davidson, an aging brand that has faced shrinking sales over the past year, is starting an ebike company that it hopes could help it connect with a younger audience and grow its business. Harley-Davidson HOG Serial 1, the new Har...

Former Belgian king meets daughter for first time since she became a royal

October 27, 2020 at 17:25

(CNN) The former king of Belgium, Albert II, has met with his once-secret daughter, Princess Delphine, for the first time since she was recognized as a royal, after years of legal battles forced the ex-monarch to finally acknowledge fathering her more than...

US citizen abducted in Niger, State Department says

October 27, 2020 at 17:17

(CNN) A US citizen has been abducted in Niger, the US State Department confirmed in a statement Tuesday. "We are aware of a US citizen abducted in Niger. We are providing their family all possible consular assistance," a State Department spokesman said in a...

Tony Blair: The pandemic could push 49 million Africans into extreme poverty. Here's how other countries can help

October 27, 2020 at 15:20

It is now widely recognized that in Africa, the Covid-19 pandemic is on a different trajectory than much of the rest of the world, including the West. However, if Africa has escaped the worst of the pandemic in health terms, the same cannot be said of Covid...

At these companies, workers are required to take time off

October 27, 2020 at 15:08

But several companies have found that workers often end up taking less time off instead of more. As a result, "people were having a hard time with their mental and emotional health at work," he said. Currently, mandated days off only apply to full-time work...

India to sign defensive agreement with US following Himalayan standoff with China

October 27, 2020 at 09:46

Hong Kong (CNN) The United States and India have reaffirmed their defensive and security relationship, as Washington continues to rally allies in Asia amid concerns over increased Chinese military activity in the region. During a press conference Tuesday in...

Calls to boycott French products grow in Muslim world after Macron backs Mohammed cartoons

October 27, 2020 at 09:32

(CNN) Calls are growing in parts of the Muslim world to boycott French goods in protest after President Emmanuel Macron publicly defended cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, which are considered blasphemous in Islam . Paty was killed after he showed cartoons...

At least 7 dead, more than 120 injured after blast at religious school in Pakistani city of Peshawar

October 27, 2020 at 08:25

Peshawar, Pakistan (CNN) Seven people have died and at least 123 more have been injured in a blast at a religious school on Tuesday in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to local authorities. Lady Reading Hospital spokesman, Mohammad Asim, t...

Analysis: With 46,000 troops, US and Japan to show China how they can defend islands

October 27, 2020 at 08:05

Both Tokyo and Beijing claim the Senkaku Islands , known as the Diaoyus in China, as their own, but Japan has administered them since 1972. Tensions over the uninhabited rocky chain, 1,200 miles (1,900 kilometers) southwest of Tokyo, have simmered for years...

Uyghurs are desperate for action in Xinjiang. Some say only Trump can help

October 27, 2020 at 02:17

He says the Republican leader is the only candidate strong enough to pressure China to end its repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. The Trump administration, early in its term, took little action about reports of China's alleged abuses, but began to attack Be...

Vietnam prepares to evacuate 1.3 million people as typhoon approaches

October 27, 2020 at 02:10

Vietnam is preparing to evacuate nearly 1.3 million people ahead of Typhoon Molave, which is expected to make landfall on Wednesday. Typhoon Molave, with wind speeds of 125 kilometers (77 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 150 kph (93.2 mph), left the main...

British study shows evidence of waning immunity to Covid-19

October 27, 2020 at 01:21

(CNN) A study of hundreds of thousands of people across England suggests immunity to the coronavirus is gradually wearing off - at least according to one measure. Researchers who sent out home finger-prick tests to more than 365,000 randomly selected people...