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

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

5 things to know for November 17: House, Layoffs, UVA shooting, Ukraine, College rankings

CNN — NASA’s Artemis I mission that launched Wednesday has shared a spectacular view of Earth on its way to the moon. If you often marvel at space and its endless expanse, you may also enjoy tracking the spacecraft in real time as it travels thousands of miles away from our planet. Here’s what else … Read more

UK police arrest journalists covering a climate protest

London CNN Business — UK police arrested and detained three journalists covering a climate protest earlier this week, raising concerns that the country’s press freedoms are under threat. Police officers in Hertfordshire, a county in southern England, arrested LBC radio reporter Charlotte Lynch on Tuesday on a bridge over a public highway near London as … Read more

Alaa Abd El-Fattah: How a second nationality became an Egyptian activist’s last hope for freedom

Abu Dhabi and Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN — For some political detainees in Egypt, a second nationality can be a matter of life or death, especially when pressure from Western governments becomes the last hope for possible freedom. In Egypt, the plight of a prominent British-Egyptian activist currently on hunger strike in prison is the … Read more

Medibank data breach: Australia blames cyber criminals in Russia for attack

Brisbane, Australia CNN — Cyber ​​criminals in Russia are behind a ransomware attack on one of Australia’s largest private health insurers that’s seen sensitive personal data published to the dark web, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said Friday. In a short press conference, AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw told reporters investigators know the identity of the … Read more

Ray Hushpuppi: Instagram star sentenced to 11 years in prison for money laundering

CNN — A Nigerian social media influencer who flaunted a lavish lifestyle of private jets and luxury cars has been sentenced to 11 years in prison over charges related to a multimillion dollar scam that targeted companies in the United States and overseas. Ramon Abbas, known to his millions of Instagram followers as Ray Hushpuppi, … Read more

COP27: What is ‘loss and damage,’ the climate summit’s key issue

CNN — Aftab Khan felt helpless when torrential floodwaters submerged a third of Pakistan, his home country. Khan’s hometown was completely underwater. His friend rescued a woman who had walked barefoot, carrying her sick child, through stagnant floodwaters for 15 miles. And Khan’s own mother, who now lives with him in Islamabad, was unable to … Read more

Toomaj Salehi: Family fears for life of rapper ‘violently arrested’ after encouraging Iranians to protest

CNN — “Someone’s crime was that her hair was flowing in the wind. Someone’s crime was that he or she was brave and were outspoken.” These lyrics could cost Iranian rap artist Toomaj Salehi his life. In any other country he could have easily rapped about the day-to-day problems facing his countrymen without consequence. But … Read more