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The Amazon is on fire. Here's why you should care

The record wildfires raging in the Amazon region could permanently change the ecosystem there, accelerating climate change across the planet.

Published on 24 August 2019 | 9:45 pm

Romance scam 'targeted women worldwide'

The Japanese woman and a man claiming to be a US Army captain stationed in Syria started communicating in March 2016 on an international social network.

Published on 24 August 2019 | 11:08 am

Hong Kong protesters form human chain across city

Protesters formed a human chain across Hong Kong Friday evening in a show of solidarity for the city's pro-democracy protest movement that continues to gain traction almost three months after it began.

Published on 23 August 2019 | 5:05 pm

France opens Epstein rape investigation

The Paris prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein, it confirmed on Friday.

Published on 23 August 2019 | 2:19 pm

Putin orders response to US missile test

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to prepare a "symmetrical response" to a recent US test of a cruise missile, the Kremlin said in a statement Friday.

Published on 23 August 2019 | 12:31 pm

These smart shorts tell you how to improve your workout

Wearable technology has made big strides in recent years, from fitness trackers and smartwatches to shoes that vibrate to give you directions, tops that soak up air pollution, and a jacket that doubles as a solar-powered phone charger. Levi's and Tommy Hilfiger are among the brands getting in on the act.

Published on 23 August 2019 | 10:21 am

Sarah Sanders joins Fox News

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has joined Fox News as a contributor, the network announced on Thursday.

Published on 22 August 2019 | 8:32 pm

Carlos Ghosn's wife asks Macron for help

Carole Ghosn, the wife of embattled auto executive Carlos Ghosn, has for months been blasting Japanese authorities for how they have handled her husband's case. Now she wants French President Emmanuel Macron to step in.

Published on 22 August 2019 | 7:38 pm

They visited the Titanic for the first time in 14 years and saw this

The RMS Titanic was visited by divers for the first time in 14 years, and the ship that was once a picture of luxury was found in the process of being swallowed up by the ocean floor and ravaged by metal-eating bacteria.

Published on 22 August 2019 | 6:45 pm

Venice fines architect $86K for tourist-unfriendly bridge

Published on 21 August 2019 | 12:48 pm

Couple face jail for taking sand from Italian beach

We've all been tempted to bring a little bit of paradise home from our holidays. But the urge has backfired on a French couple, who are facing up to six years in prison for removing sand from a beach in Sardinia, where they had been on vacation.

Published on 19 August 2019 | 4:39 pm

The world's tallest unoccupied building

In 1987, ground was broken on a grand new hotel in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. The pyramid-shaped, supertall skyscraper was to exceed 1,000 feet in height, and was designed to house at least 3,000 rooms, as well as five revolving restaurants with panoramic views.

Published on 10 August 2019 | 3:15 am

One of Hollywood's best-known villains rescues baby trapped in overturned car

One of Hollywood's best-known villains, Danny Trejo, came to the rescue of a baby that was trapped in an overturned vehicle in Los Angeles.

Published on 8 August 2019 | 9:57 pm

He's fixing up RVs for families who lost their homes

The nation watched with horror last November as wildfire in northern California ravaged the town of Paradise and surrounding communities.

Published on 8 August 2019 | 7:35 pm

How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse

Say "doomsday bunker" and most people would imagine a concrete room filled with cots and canned goods.

Published on 7 August 2019 | 1:09 pm

El Paso survivor searching for wheelchair's owner

A survivor of Saturday's mass shooting in El Paso was taken away from the scene in a child's wheelchair. Now, he's hoping to reunite it with its owner.

Published on 6 August 2019 | 5:04 pm

Harry and Meghan spotlight the work of CNN Heroes

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, continue to show that they are two of the most charitable and Instagram-savvy members of the British royal family.

Published on 5 August 2019 | 10:25 pm

Farmers save a harvest of neighbor with cancer

When stage 4 cancer stood in the way of farmer Larry Yockey reaping his wheat harvest for the first time in 50 years, dozens of his fellow farmers stepped up to save his crop.

Published on 31 July 2019 | 5:50 pm

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.

Published on 20 July 2019 | 6:50 pm

The billion-dollar Indian startup built on green energy

Indian startup ReNew Power has raised more than $1 billion in funds this year alone for its wind and solar business.

Published on 15 July 2019 | 10:37 am

How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.

Published on 12 July 2019 | 9:20 am

Uber's flying taxis are coming to Melbourne

Uber has picked Melbourne as the first city outside the United States to debut its flying taxis.

Published on 12 June 2019 | 9:04 am

50 of the world's best desserts

Imagine the best dessert on Earth. Better yet, turn to a stranger on the street and ask them. Odds are good -- dollars to doughnuts -- their answer is different from yours.

Published on 3 June 2019 | 10:18 pm

Naomi Campbell sets her sights on Lagos

Decades after making her name on the most watched runways of Paris and Milan, supermodel Naomi Campbell has decamped for new ground: Lagos, Nigeria.

Published on 22 May 2019 | 11:41 am

Confessions of a private jet flight attendant

For many, the thought of catching a plane is far from luxurious: from spending countless hours lining up at security, to wrestling arm rests with other passengers as you face a crammed long-haul flight in economy.

Published on 15 May 2019 | 2:17 pm

Meet the model whose skin tone made her a social media star

She calls herself the 'Melaniin Goddess,' but years before Khoudia Diop came to celebrate her strikingly dark skin, the 19-year-old model struggled with bullying over her complexion.

Published on 31 January 2019 | 11:02 am

Laetitia Ky's strong hair and its powerful message

Growing up, Laetitia Ky never gave her hair much thought, although she learned how to braid at the age of five by watching her mother and took to it easily. "I really didn't care about my hair at all as a teen," she said over Skype with a laugh.

Published on 31 January 2019 | 10:45 am

Norway's $40 billion 'floating tunnel'

With majestic glaciers, fjords and mountains, Norway is famous for its dramatic natural landscape.

Published on 29 January 2019 | 8:00 am

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