Protests are erupting across China posing an unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy

Beijing CNN — Protests erupted across China, including in universities and Shanghai, where hundreds of people chanted, “Stand down, Xi Jinping! Resign, Communist Party!”, in an unprecedented display of defiance against the strict and increasingly costly zero-Covid country policy. A deadly fire at an apartment building in the country’s far western Xinjiang region, which killed … Read more

Indonesia needs earthquake resistant houses. Building it 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 in the world. Since Monday’s quake, survivors have been sleeping on the streets or in shelters away from homes vulnerable to … Read more

Jerusalem: One dead after explosions at Ramot bus station and interchange, Israeli police say

Jerusalem CNN — Two explosions shook Jerusalem early Wednesday, killing a teen and injuring more than a dozen others in a suspected “combined terror attack,” a spokesman for Israel Police and the teen’s family said. The first explosion occurred at 7:06 a.m. at a bus station at the entrance to Jerusalem, injuring at least 11 … Read more

Henan, China: Factory fire kills at least 36 people, state media reports

CNN — A fire at a factory in central China killed 36 people on Monday, according to Chinese state media. State broadcaster CCTV reported on Tuesday that two people remain missing and two others were treated for minor injuries following the fire at the factory in Anyang, Henan province. Police have detained an undetermined number … Read more

Indonesia earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 kills at least 46

CNN — At least 46 people were killed after a magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday, according to the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB). According to Major General Suharyanto, head of the BNPB, another 700 were injured. The earthquake struck the Cianjur region of West Java province at a depth … Read more

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

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

Inside, the US rushes to get the facts straight as the war between Russia and Ukraine spreads across NATO territory

Washington CNN — President Joe Biden was sleeping on the other side of the world when aides there woke him up in the middle of the night with urgent news: A missile had hit Poland, killing two people. At 5:30 a.m. local time in Bali, where the president was attending the G20 summit, Biden, still … Read more

Jay Leno recovers from burns

CNN — Jay Leno is recovering from burns from a gasoline fire, the former Tonight Show host told Variety. “I suffered severe burns from a petrol fire. I am OK. I only need a week or two to get back on my feet,” Leno said in a statement to the publication. CNN has reached out … Read more

Deadly explosion in central street of Istanbul

Istanbul CNN — At least six people were killed and 53 injured in an explosion in the heart of the Turkish city of Istanbul on Sunday afternoon, the city’s governor said. The injured are being treated, the governor, Ali Yerlikaya, added. “We wish God’s mercy to those who lost their lives and a speedy recovery … Read more

Nicole becomes a post-tropical cyclone, bringing rain to the northeast after leaving a trail of destruction in Florida

CNN — After wreaking havoc in Florida, Nicole weakened to a post-tropical cyclone, bringing severe thunderstorms to the Carolinas and Virginia on Friday before hitting the Northeast. Nicole — the first hurricane to hit the U.S. in nearly 40 years in the month of November — crashed into coastal homes in Florida’s Daytona area early … Read more