China’s lockdown protests: What you need to know about the rare mass demonstrations

Beijing CNN – From Shanghai to Beijing, protests have erupted across China in a rare show of dissent against the ruling Communist Party sparked by anger over the country’s increasingly costly zero-Covid policy. As numbers swelled at demonstrations in multiple major cities over the weekend, so too have the range of grievances voiced – with … Read more

Indonesia needs earthquake-proof houses. Building them is a huge challenge

CNN – A deadly earthquake that reduced buildings to rubble in West Java, Indonesia has once again exposed the dangers of living in poorly built homes in one of the most seismically active zones on the planet. Since Monday’s quake, survivors have been sleeping rough or in shelters away from homes vulnerable to collapse as … Read more

Tonga volcano: How ‘seafloor detectives’ uncovered its secrets

CNN – When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted in Tonga in January 2022, it became the largest eruption ever recorded with modern technology. The blast, estimated to be hundreds of times stronger than the Hiroshima nuclear explosion, was heard in Alaska, more than 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) away. A plume of ash, smoke and … Read more

Kamala Harris’ visit to the Philippines sends China a message of US intent

CNN – A Philippine archipelago known for tropical vacations will become the focus of political attention this week when Vice President Kamala Harris becomes the highest ranking US official to visit its main island. Palawan is home to dive resorts as well as a Philippine military base that Harris will visit on Tuesday, according to … Read more

She left the dangers of Ukraine only to be killed riding a bike close to home. Hundreds will ride in her honor to demand change

CNN – On Thursday, Dan Langenkamp marked 12 weeks since his wife, Sarah, was killed. To honor her, Dan and his two young sons do what they do every day at around 4:05 pm, the time Sarah died: They drop whatever they are working on, gather together, hold hands and talk to her, sharing details … Read more

MH17 trial verdict: Dutch court finds two Russians, one Ukrainian separatist guilty

CNN – A Dutch court on Thursday found two Russians and a Ukrainian separatist guilty of mass murder for their involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. Igor Girkin, a former colonel of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), and Sergey Dubinskiy, who worked for Russia’s GRU military intelligence … Read more

Inside the US scramble to run down the facts as the Russia-Ukraine war spills into NATO territory

Washington CNN – President Joe Biden was asleep on the other side of the world when aides woke him up in the middle of the night there with urgent news: a missile had hit Poland and killed two people. By 5:30 am local time in Bali, where the president was attending the G20 summit, Biden, … Read more

Poland defense officials met after reports of a fatal explosion, as Russian missiles bombed nearby Ukraine

CNN – Poland convened an emergency meeting of national security officials on Tuesday, after Polish media reported projectiles killed two people near the border with Ukraine on Tuesday. Polish officials confirmed the death of two people following an explosion in the Hrubieszów district, in eastern Poland. Government spokesman Piotr Muller said teams of experts are … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 14: Midterms, UVA shooting, Air show crash, Trump, China

CNN – The TSA is ramping up security measures at airports nationwide after admitting to multiple protocol failures that allowed a man to get through a checkpoint with two box cutters. The move comes as passengers are expected to flood airports ahead of Thanksgiving in 10 days. Here’s what else you need to know Get … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 14: Midterms, UVA shooting, Air show crash, Trump, China

CNN – The TSA is ramping up security measures at airports nationwide after admitting to multiple protocol failures that allowed a man to get through a checkpoint with two box cutters. The move comes as passengers are expected to flood airports ahead of Thanksgiving in 10 days. Here’s what else you need to know Get … Read more