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UN Security Council rejects US proposal to extend Iran arms embargo

The UN Security Council rejected a US proposal to extend the conventional weapons embargo on Iran Friday.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 11:53 pm

Analysis: The US-China fight began with trade. Now it's the one thing still working for them

Tensions between the United States and China have soared as the two superpowers fight over everything from the coronavirus pandemic, human rights and Hong Kong, to who controls the technologies of the future.

Published on 15 August 2020 | 1:05 am

Women stuck at sea for 15 hours rescued by fishermen

Two young women survived 15 hours at sea after going missing while paddle boarding in Galway, Ireland. They were found the next day clinging to a lobster pot buoy by a local father and son fishermen duo. CNN affiliate Virgin Media News has the story.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 2:02 pm

Power lifter fractures both knees while attempting to squat nearly 900 pounds

A Russian power lifter broke both his knees while trying to lift nearly 900 pounds.

Published on 13 August 2020 | 8:42 pm

Analysis: Israel-UAE agreement a meek version of the historic Mideast deal Trump pledged

This is not THE Middle East peace deal that has beguiled a generation of American presidents, the one President Donald Trump commissioned his son-in-law and special advisor Jared Kushner to conclude.

Published on 14 August 2020 | 8:53 pm

Will Richard Branson ever be Richard Branson again?

Richard Branson loves a challenge. The Virgin Group founder has built a reputation, and his more than $4 billion fortune, on the back of his willingness to take bold risks and venture into new areas of business.

Published on 10 August 2020 | 5:54 pm

The Red Bull heir, a crashed car and the scandal that angered Thailand

Before dawn on September 3, 2012, a roaring black Ferrari struck a police motorcycle in downtown Bangkok, knocking the officer to the ground and dragging his body down the darkened street before speeding away.

Published on 12 August 2020 | 2:55 am

The iPhone 12 feature that could help convince millions to upgrade

Apple has long been expected to debut a batch of 5G-enabled iPhones this fall. Now it appears all of the company's new phone releases this year may be able to connect to the next generation of super-fast wireless networks, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives.

Published on 11 August 2020 | 5:27 pm

Covid-19 is taking elevator anxiety to the next level. This company has a solution

Before the pandemic, there were many reasons to be anxious about taking an elevator — from being crammed in a small space with strangers, to getting stuck between floors.

Published on 3 August 2020 | 12:15 pm

This small island chain is leading the way on hydrogen power

Too much clean energy. It's an unusual problem to have, and one that's spurred a group of islands off the northern coast of Scotland to become an unlikely pioneer in hydrogen power.

Published on 27 March 2020 | 5:06 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 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

Photos show young, rebellious China

For Chinese photographer Luo Yang, girlhood has a multitude of meanings. But rather than relying on the type of saccharine depictions often used in China to depict young women -- gentle, delicate, and overly feminine -- Luo's project "Girls" features edgy and alternative subjects who defy stereotype and expectation.

Published on 3 March 2020 | 11:10 am

World's tallest prefab skyscrapers will rise in Singapore -- but they're being built in Malaysia

A pair of skyscrapers are set to become the tallest prefabricated buildings in the world.

Published on 10 August 2020 | 2:04 am

'Fox eyes': Harmless makeup trend or cultural appropriation?

"Ching chong eyes!" That's what elementary school kids used to call Sophie Wang. It was an insidious racist slur casually thrown around as they mocked her Asian ethnicity while pulling on the corner of their eyes. Upward for Japanese. To the side for Chinese. Downward for Korean.

Published on 11 August 2020 | 9:07 am

Why India wants to redesign the air conditioner

The air conditioner is nearly 100 years old, and yet it hasn't evolved much -- the technology is essentially the same as it was the day it was invented.

Published on 2 December 2019 | 7:53 pm

The North Korean millennials wearing makeup to rebel against the state

Aspiring actress Nara Kang puts on a coral red lipstick and gently rubs orange blush onto her cheeks, the white glitter swept under her eyes sparkling as she tilts her head in the light.

Published on 3 March 2020 | 10:26 am

Face mask fights erupt on packed airplanes

Stephanie Scherrer was settling in for her two-hour Southwest Airlines flight from Denver, Colorado to her home in Los Angeles, California. Her face covering was on, her hand sanitizer was ready, she'd wiped down the seats and her two kids were also masked up.

Published on 13 August 2020 | 10:43 am

Australia's oldest micronation is no more thanks to Covid-19

The 50-year reign of an Australia-based micronation formed by a "prince" has come to an end.

Published on 10 August 2020 | 10:38 am

Passports for purchase: How the elite get through a pandemic

For most people, the coronavirus pandemic has meant fewer travel options. Not so for super-rich families who are increasingly using their money to cross borders that would otherwise be closed to them.

Published on 7 August 2020 | 11:52 am

How the Cold War created the world's largest airplane

The first powered plane flight, performed by the Wright Brothers over the windswept beach of North Carolina's Kitty Hawk in 1903, covered 120 feet. That historic flight would fit entirely in the cargo hold of the Antonov AN-225 Mriya, the world's biggest fully operational plane.

Published on 21 July 2020 | 1:27 am

Why people are outraged by video about cooking rice

On July 8, Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng uploaded to YouTube a video titled "DISGUSTED by this Egg Fried Rice Video," under his comedic persona "Uncle Roger."

Published on 30 July 2020 | 4:51 pm

For the first time in 300 years, this island is open to the public

For first time in 300 years, island opens to the public

Published on 30 July 2020 | 2:02 am

An adopted 14-year-old girl is helping senior dogs find a forever home just like she did

A 14-year-old girl has raised $14,000 for senior dogs who have been left behind with the goal of helping them find a forever home like she did when she was adopted.

Published on 3 August 2020 | 12:42 pm

When a man heard that farmers were destroying unsold produce, he arranged for trucks to deliver 3 million pounds of it to food banks

George Ahearn, who grew up in the farming town of Othello, Washington, co-founded EastWest Food Rescue after learning that Covid-19 was costing local farmers so much business that they were willing to destroy their crops.

Published on 1 August 2020 | 10:00 am

Helping the Navajo Nation sustain its traditional way of life while dealing with Covid-19

Before Covid-19 hit, elders living on the Navajo Nation were already among the most vulnerable.

Published on 31 July 2020 | 1:03 am

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