Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile attack sends terrified civilians looking for shelter

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile attack sends terrified civilians looking for shelter

Kramatorsk, Ukraine CNN — A new barrage of rockets swept through the eastern Ukraine city of Kramatorsk on Thursday, sending flames and thick plumes into the sky as screaming civilians rushed for shelter. A CNN team had just arrived and heard the first incoming attack on Kramatorsk. CNN saw the second strike, with two strikes … Read more

Peshawar suicide bomber was a Pakistani Taliban disguised as a police officer, an official says

Peshawar suicide bomber was a Pakistani Taliban disguised as a police officer, an official says

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — The suicide bomber who targeted a mosque in a police complex in Peshawar, killing more than 80 people, was a member of Pakistan’s Taliban disguised as a police officer, a senior official said Thursday. CCTV footage shows the suspected perpetrator arriving at a police checkpoint on Monday, asking an officer for … Read more

How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian researchers are wondering the same thing

How do you lose a radioactive capsule?  Australian researchers are wondering the same thing

Brisbane, Australia CNN — The discovery of a small lost radioactive capsule next to a remote highway in Western Australia raises many questions – not least how it escaped layers of radiation-resistant packaging loaded onto a moving truck. It’s one of many puzzling aspects of a case that researchers will investigate in the coming weeks … Read more

Andrew Tate loses appeal against detention in Romania

Andrew Tate loses appeal against detention in Romania

CNN — Andrew Tate, the controversial former kickboxer turned social media influencer, and his brother Tristan have lost their appeal and will be held in Romania on charges of human trafficking and rape, CNN affiliate Antena 3 reported Wednesday. The brothers will remain in the custody of the Bucharest police until February 27, reported Antena … Read more

Australia’s new $5 note will not feature King Charles

Australia’s new  note will not feature King Charles

Brisbane CNN — Australia’s new $5 banknote will not feature Britain’s King Charles III, but rather a new design that “honours the culture and history of the first Australians,” the central bank announced Thursday. The design will replace Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) said in a statement, adding … Read more

US military personnel will have expanded access to military bases in the Philippines

US military personnel will have expanded access to military bases in the Philippines

CNN — The US military will gain access to four more bases in the Philippines under an agreement announced when US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited Manila on Thursday. In addition, the two allies said projects at five bases already covered by the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) were nearing completion. “The EDCA … Read more

Complications in pregnancy linked to higher risk of heart disease, study finds

Complications in pregnancy linked to higher risk of heart disease, study finds

CNN — Five major pregnancy complications are strong lifelong risk factors for ischemic heart disease, a new study finds, with the highest risk occurring in the decade after giving birth. Ischemic heart disease refers to heart problems, including heart attack, caused by narrowed or dysfunctional blood vessels that reduce blood and oxygen supply to the … Read more

Fighting Wagner is like a “zombie movie,” says the Ukrainian soldier

Fighting Wagner is like a “zombie movie,” says the Ukrainian soldier

Near Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — Southwest of the city of Bakhmut, Ukrainian soldiers Andriy and Borisych live in a candlelit bunker carved into the frozen earth. For several weeks they have been confronting hundreds of fighters from the Russian private military contractor Wagner who have thrown themselves against the Ukrainian defenses. Disguised in a balaclava, … Read more

Pakistan mosque attack: Suspects arrested after killing more than 100 people

Peshawar suicide bomber was a Pakistani Taliban disguised as a police officer, an official says

CNN — Several suspects have been arrested in connection with Monday’s suicide bombing at a mosque in Pakistan’s northern city of Peshawar, which killed more than 100 people. More arrests will come after a major police investigation into the attack that left another 217 people injured, Peshawar police chief Mohammad Aijaz Khan said. Authorities are … Read more

Britain is hit by its biggest day of strikes in a decade as pay disputes escalate

Britain is hit by its biggest day of strikes in a decade as pay disputes escalate

London CNN — As many as half a million workers went on strike across Britain on Wednesday, closing schools, canceling university lectures and shutting down most of the rail network in what unions say will be the biggest day of strikes in more than a decade. Teachers, university staff, machinists and civil servants – including … Read more