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10 moments in 2022 straight out of a sci-fi movie

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — From a spacecraft the size of a refrigerator plowing into an asteroid (deliberately) to a helicopter trying to catch a rocket plummeting back to earth, 2022 offered surreal moments in space that could… Read More »

Temperatures plunge as a severe winter storm blasts the US, snarling travel and prompting emergency declarations

CNN — A major winter storm blasting much of the central and eastern US is bringing record-breaking temperature drops and harsh snowy conditions that have resulted in flight cancellations, highway closures and several state emergency declarations. The storm is touching nearly every state, with more than 100 million people across the US currently under winter… Read More »

A guide to Washington’s busy Wednesday

CNN — It’s a busier-than-usual Wednesday in Washington. From Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s surprise visit to the White House to the release of the House January 6, 2021, committee’s final report and the fate of a consequential immigration rule hanging in the balance, this is not the capital’s typical year-end cram session. Here are some… Read More »

China wants Covid patients to go to work. The public isn’t so sure

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN — Just weeks ago, catching Covid in China meant being taken to government quarantine for an indeterminate stay… Read More »

How Iran is accessing the social media accounts of protesters to incriminate them, experts say

CNN — In between being blindfolded, locked in solitary confinement, and interrogated in a wheelchair while she was on a hunger strike following her late September arrest, Negin says she had a realization: Iranian officials were using her private Telegram chats, phone logs and text messages to incriminate her. “They told me ‘Do you think… Read More »

Rail workers aren’t the only Americans without paid sick leave.

New York CNN Business 🇧🇷 While freight rail workers hope Congress will grant them paid sick days, millions of other American employees have no safety net if they get sick. The US does not have a national standard for paid sick leave, a rarity among industrialized nations. About 1 in 5 civilian workers lack paid… Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa faces impeachment calls over money stolen from his farm

Johannesburg, South Africa CNN 🇧🇷 Cyril Ramaphosa was elected to root out corruption. Now he may be forced to give up over allegations that he covered up the theft of a large sum of money from his lucrative game farm, which – according to himself – had been stuffed into a leather sofa. South Africa’s… Read More »

The number of jobs available in the US fell in October

minneapolis CNN Business 🇧🇷 The number of job openings in the United States has dropped in October, but the job market still remains historically tight despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts to cool demand and reduce inflation. There were 10.3 million jobs available last month, down from nearly 10.7 million in September, according to the latest… Read More »

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by police’ as protests spread across China

CNN Business 🇧🇷 Edward Lawrence, a BBC journalist, was arrested by police in Shanghai at the site of the protests on Sunday night, according to the BBC and captured in what appears to be cellphone footage of the arrest. Although he was released, a BBC spokesperson expressed extreme concern over his treatment, saying he was… Read More »

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by police’ as protests spread across China

CNN Business 🇧🇷 Edward Lawrence, a BBC journalist, was arrested by police in Shanghai at the site of the protests on Sunday night, according to the BBC and captured in what appears to be cellphone footage of the arrest. Although he was released, a BBC spokesperson expressed extreme concern over his treatment, saying he was… Read More »