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Car bomb kills at least 40 Afghan soldiers

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 is cutting off his economic lifeline, China, to stave off Covid-19

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

Saudi judge refers activist's case to terror court

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

China has reached a major milestone in ending absolute poverty. But the Communist Party isn't celebrating yet

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

Britain's final Brexit choice could prolong the worst recession in 300 years

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

Job guarantees and free money: 'Utopian' ideas tested in Europe

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

More emissions means higher prices: More food brands want you to know their climate impact

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

Craft breweries are turning unsold beer into gin

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

Women in Japan have had period leave for over 70 years. Why the West doesn't have it

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

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

Meet Nigeria's most sought-after stylist

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

The young designer behind Gigi Hadid's ruffled yellow top

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

Princess Di's 'black sheep' sweater is back

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

The one item of clothing in every genius' closet

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

Germany's ex-royals want their riches back, but past ties to Hitler stand in the way

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

Why the image of first lady is judged so harshly

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

Inside Singapore's legal red-light district

"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

National Geographic reveals its best destinations for 2021

A lot of end-of-year traditions are a little different in 2020.

Published on 17 November 2020 | 1:00 pm

Why Christopher Walken's Irish accent went so wrong

"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

Secretive Thailand hideaway rumored to be real inspiration for 'The Beach'

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

How a Covid-19 vaccine could change travel for good

It was the good news that gave the world hope.

Published on 16 November 2020 | 12:12 pm

The 'Caspian Sea Monster' rises from the grave

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

How California prisoners raised $30K for a high school student in need

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 restaurant with a coronavirus scare stayed open because of the generosity of a neighboring barbershop

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

Officer responds to call about a fire at his own home -- and his children still inside

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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