A car bomb attack in Afghanistan's central province of Ghazni killed at least 40 Afghan soldiers and wounded 24, Ghazni public health department told CNN on Sunday.
Published on 29 November 2020 | 3:52 pm
Kim Jong Un appears to have kicked North Korea's pandemic prevention plan into overdrive, further tightening the country's nearly impassible borders, cutting off nearly all trade with China and even allegedly executing a customs officials for failing to handle imported goods appropriately.
Published on 30 November 2020 | 6:07 am
Loujain al-Hathloul, the jailed activist who led the charge to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia, has gone from jailed rights activist to alleged national security threat. While human rights groups called on world leaders to use the virtual G20 Summit in Riyadh to pressure Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to allow her release, Hathloul appeared before a judge only to learn her case was being referred to a notorious terror court. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Published on 30 November 2020 | 1:44 am
Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a major milestone this week in his five-year long fight to end absolute poverty across the country -- but it doesn't appear that he's celebrating yet.
Published on 28 November 2020 | 12:13 am
The UK economy is suffering its worst recession in more than 300 years and failing to secure a new trade deal with the European Union will make its recovery even longer and more arduous, according to the country's independent fiscal watchdog.
Published on 25 November 2020 | 3:57 pm
Christine Jardine, a Scottish politician who represents Edinburgh in the UK parliament, was not a fan of universal basic income before the pandemic hit.
Published on 23 November 2020 | 1:08 pm
Food labels already indicate how good or bad a product is for you. But good or bad for the planet? That's often much less clear. Now a growing number of brands are labeling their products to show their climate impact.
Published on 27 November 2020 | 9:01 am
This was going to be a big year for Japan. With the Summer Olympics due to be hosted in Tokyo, the island nation expected 40 million tourists to grace its shores.
Published on 23 October 2020 | 4:55 am
Sachimi Mochizuki has worked in Japan for two decades, but she's never taken a day off for her period.
Published on 21 November 2020 | 12:13 am
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.
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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
Daniel Obasi is a believer in the power of Instagram. The multi-talented creative -- who has shot portraits for the New York Times and Billboard, and styled fashion editorials for Vogue Portugal and Dazed -- has long used the platform as a way to connect with like-minded talents from the worlds of art and fashion.
Published on 15 September 2020 | 10:32 am
Launching a fashion brand is hard. Launching a fashion brand during a global pandemic is near impossible.
Published on 15 September 2020 | 10:43 am
A sweater made famous by Princess Diana has been reissued by the designers, four decades after she sported the bold red knit, which features dozens of white sheep and one black sheep on the front.
Published on 13 November 2020 | 5:05 pm
When the disgraced health entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was indicted on fraud charges for her lab-testing company Theranos last year, much of the media discussion rested not on her alleged corporate recklessness and staggering abuses of trust, but on her sartorial choices: black jackets, black slacks, and -- most importantly -- black turtlenecks.
Published on 25 November 2020 | 9:28 am
Perched on a steep hilltop in southern Germany, the striking turrets of Hohenzollern Castle rise in contrast to the rolling countryside that surrounds them. The fortress is the ancestral seat of Germany's last imperial family. If the country still had a monarchy today, the castle's owners would be its royal family, led by Georg Friedrich, whose ceremonial title is also his legal surname: Prince of Prussia.
Published on 26 September 2020 | 9:42 am
The role of first lady of the United States is one of the most visible public positions in the world. From the moment votes are counted, and often during campaigning in the preceding months, the spouse of a newly elected president is thrust into the spotlight, where she remains for the duration of his term.
Published on 27 October 2020 | 1:00 pm
"Ok, now we're about to walk past a corner selling sex drugs, see if you can spot the different pills."
Published on 25 November 2020 | 12:36 am
A lot of end-of-year traditions are a little different in 2020.
Published on 17 November 2020 | 1:00 pm
"Welcome to Ireland," intones Christopher Walken over drone shots of lush green farmland, his unique halting speech patterns -- New York via the moon -- only occasionally troubled by the mangled specter of a County Mayo lilt.
Published on 23 November 2020 | 5:32 pm
Michael Doyle started making regular trips to Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand in the mid-1980s, enjoying laid-back life in rustic beach bungalows around the island between stints as a psychiatric nurse in Australia.
Published on 17 November 2020 | 1:02 am
It was the good news that gave the world hope.
Published on 16 November 2020 | 12:12 pm
Beached on the western shores of the Caspian Sea, it looks like a colossal aquatic beast -- a bizarre creation more at home in the deep than above the waves. It certainly doesn't look like something that could ever fly.
Published on 22 October 2020 | 10:11 am
It's hard to imagine two more different places than an elite private school and California's Soledad State Prison, which houses the state's largest concentration of men sentenced to life behind bars. But for the past seven years, the two worlds have collided in an unusual way: through a book club.
Published on 27 November 2020 | 10:34 pm
A New Jersey restaurant was able to continue operating during the pandemic thanks to the generosity of a nearby barbershop.
Published on 14 November 2020 | 3:25 pm
Imagine being a police officer responding to a call for a family trapped in a burning house fire, then realizing that the house is yours.
Published on 16 November 2020 | 9:57 pm
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