5 things to know for September 21: Russia, Hurricane Fiona, Mar-a-Lago, Social media, India

CNN — Right now, you’re using at least one of your five human senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch, or taste. Animals, of course, have senses too – including a bunch that we don’t have. The senses that exist in the animal kingdom are often a mystery to us, so if you’ve ever wondered what it’s … Read more

Hong Kong police arrest man who played harmonica at Queen’s vigil on suspicion of sedition

Videos posted to social media show hundreds of people gathering outside the city’s British consulate on Monday night to pay tribute to the Queen, as her funeral took place in London — an event heavy with political significance in the former British colony, where mourning the monarch has become a subtle form of protest. Many … Read more

Pakistan floods: Experts slam ‘pittance’ in aid as they find climate crisis role

London CNN — An analysis of Pakistan’s devastating floods has found “fingerprints” of the human-made climate crisis on the disaster, which killed more than 1,500 people and destroyed so much land and infrastructure that it has plunged the South Asian nation into crisis. The analysis, published Thursday by the World Weather Attribution initiative, was unable … Read more

Putin concedes China has ‘questions and concerns’ over Russia’s faltering invasion of Ukraine

Putin made the comments when meeting Chinese leader Xi Jinping in person for the first time since the invasion at a regional summit in Uzbekistan, days after Russia suffered a series of major military setbacks in Ukraine. Russian troops are retreating en masse, having lost more territory in a week than they captured in five … Read more

In Hong Kong, mourning the Queen has another purpose: defying China

Hong Kong CNN — Thousands of people in Hong Kong have turned out to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, in one of the largest public gatherings since China clamped down on shows of political dissent in the former British colony more than two years ago. Crowds of more than 2,500 people of varying … Read more