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Boris Johnson's Brexit nightmare is back at the worst possible moment

June 2020 is set to be one of the most important months in Boris Johnson's somewhat tumultuous first year as Prime Minister.

Published on 2 June 2020 | 9:33 am

Five dead in new Ebola outbreak

Five people, including a 15-year-old girl, have died of Ebola in a fresh outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations Children's Fund said Monday. Nine cases total have been reported, UNICEF said.

Published on 2 June 2020 | 9:13 am

India fights worst locust invasion in almost 30 years

As India continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic a new kind of invasion is threatening to destroy vital crops and vegetation -- the worst locust swarm the country has seen in almost 30 years.

Published on 2 June 2020 | 8:49 am

New Zealand's PM Ardern 'horrified' by George Floyd's death

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that she was "horrified" by George Floyd's death, and welcomed peaceful solidarity protests in New Zealand, but noted that they flouted social distancing restrictions.

Published on 2 June 2020 | 8:36 am

Outcry after a Nigerian student dies from 'brutal attack' in church

It should have been one of the safest places to seek refuge. Instead, Uwaila Vera Omozuwa was attacked as she studied in church, according to Nigerian police.

Published on 2 June 2020 | 1:37 am

How to invest in a pandemic: Buy boring stocks

With all the volatility in the market lately, it may seem rash to make much of one week's trading. But value stocks -- companies in sectors like energy, financial services and retail -- have finally started to outperform sexier technology companies and other growth stocks.

Published on 1 June 2020 | 6:05 pm

Facebook, Netflix, Peloton and other companies take a stand on US protests

Facebook is donating $10 million to groups fighting racial inequality as mass protests sweep across the United States after an unarmed black man died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Published on 1 June 2020 | 5:38 pm

AMD's Lisa Su was the highest-paid CEO in the S&P 500 last year

AMD's Lisa Su was the highest-paid CEO of a company in the S&P 500 last year.

Published on 1 June 2020 | 3:24 pm

Impossible Foods forces Nestlé to stop selling 'Incredible Burgers' in Europe

Nestlé will stop marketing its plant-based burgers as "incredible" in Europe after a Dutch court found that using the word infringes on an Impossible Foods trademark.

Published on 1 June 2020 | 3:23 pm

Doctors thank doctors on the pandemic frontlines

Medical workers deserve huge applause and gratitude for putting their lives on the line to save others during the pandemic. Despite making huge sacrifices, these doctors and their families would also like to say "thank you" to those who are also making a difference on the frontlines.

Published on 29 May 2020 | 12:41 pm

Foster kids struggling during the pandemic are getting much needed support from a CNN Hero

For many children in foster care in the United States -- there are more than 400,000 -- life is often difficult enough. During a pandemic, it only gets more challenging.

Published on 28 May 2020 | 11:39 pm

Perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered in Italy

A beautiful and remarkably well preserved mosaic floor from ancient Rome has been discovered by archaeologists in northern Italy.

Published on 28 May 2020 | 2:04 pm

Our new shopping habits are here to stay

Three days a week at 7:00 a.m., senior Proctor & Gamble executives check in with each other about their customers: what they're buying, how their needs are changing and whether the company's products are hitting the mark.

Published on 27 May 2020 | 12:52 pm

Why Thailand isn't reopening to international tourists yet

With news that many countries in Europe are reopening to tourism in time for summer, travelers with their sights set on Asia are anxiously awaiting word on when they'll be given the green light to visit their favorite destination.

Published on 27 May 2020 | 8:36 am

Airline resumes flights to Italy (but turns around as airport's shut)

We're all pretty excited about being able to travel again -- but German airline Eurowings might be more eager than most.

Published on 26 May 2020 | 10:22 am

The tiny airport that became the world's busiest

Alaska's Anchorage International Airport lacks the waterfalls and razzmatazz of Singapore Changi or the eight runways of Chicago O'Hare.

Published on 23 May 2020 | 8:23 am

Vintage photos show British vacationers gone wild

Butlin's vacation resorts were an institution in post-war Britain. The self-contained camps -- where guests were housed in wooden chalets, fed and entertained on-site -- provided a new kind of inexpensive luxury for working families.

Published on 22 May 2020 | 9:48 am

How well do you know the world?

We all know that travel broadens the mind. Thanks to that place on the seafront that sells delicious gelato, it has a tendency to broaden other body parts too.

Published on 22 May 2020 | 9:36 am

The European countries that are opening to tourists

The world's biggest tourist playground has been roped off since it became a coronavirus epicenter, but as summer looms Europe is desperate to lift restrictions to get visitors pumping much needed cash into stricken economies.

Published on 21 May 2020 | 11:01 am

They bought a $1 house in Italy, then Covid-19 struck

When Italian towns began offering houses for sale for little more than $1, they inspired legions of dreamers to take a gamble on moving to a remote corner of Italy.

Published on 20 May 2020 | 12:57 pm

This 10-year-old girl has sent more than 1,500 art kits to kids in foster care and homeless shelters

A young girl with a big heart has found just the way to cheer up other kids stuck at home during the pandemic.

Published on 20 May 2020 | 12:05 pm

Why oil rich UAE is developing nuclear power

The United Arab Emirates is embracing nuclear power as a major source of its energy, at a time when several countries are moving away from it. CNN's John Defterios reports on the strategy to diversify.

Published on 18 May 2020 | 1:26 pm

These designers are reshaping the sex tech industry

There's long been a dearth of innovative design in the sex tech industry: In the words of Lora Haddock DiCarlo, founder of CES-award winning sex toy company Lora DiCarlo, the field's output throughout 20th century amounted to little more than "the vibrator, over and over again. The same thing in different shades of pink."

Published on 13 March 2020 | 8:30 pm

Wooden skyscrapers climb to new heights

Surrounded by farmland and with a population of under 10,000 people, the Norwegian town of Brumunddal might seem like an unlikely setting for a record-breaking high-rise.

Published on 19 February 2020 | 9:00 am

8 houses built in impossible places

Architecture can flirt with nature in expressive yet subtle ways. The idea is, often, to harmonize, not dominate, the landscapes.

Published on 23 January 2020 | 11:05 pm

Remember when Marilyn Monroe's white cocktail dress made movie history?

One Manhattan night in 1954, an ivory-white cocktail dress made cinematic history when it collided with an upward breeze. That unforgettable moment, from the whimsical comedy "The Seven Year Itch," had everything to do with the person wearing the dress.

Published on 16 January 2020 | 3:27 am

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 18 September 2019 | 4:44 pm

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

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