Who is Ibrahim Traore, the soldier behind Burkina Faso's latest coup?

October 04, 2022 at 11:12

Reuters —As a heavily armed convoy drove through a cheering crowd in Burkina Faso’s capital on Sunday morning, the boyish face of the country’s latest military ruler, Captain Ibrahim Traore, emerged from the turret of an armored personnel carrier. Sporting...

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Here's what that means

October 04, 2022 at 10:28

CNN —Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is considered the holiest day of the year for people who practice Judaism. The holiday technically spans two calendar days, because the Jewish calendar is lunar. Days are marked sunset to sunset. This year, it begin...

The US says it's helping Iranians navigate a massive internet blackout. Activists say it's too little, too late

October 04, 2022 at 04:10

Internet shutdowns aren’t new in Iran, often accompanying periods of unrest and dissent. Activists in Iran say that the primary purpose of the shutdowns is to disrupt communication among people organizing protests on the ground and stifle dissent. While dig...

Australian court to hear claims over alleged sexual assault in Parliament House

October 04, 2022 at 03:14

Brisbane, Australia CNN —A highly anticipated sexual assault trial began in Australia Tuesday in a case that has raised questions about the culture in the nation’s Parliament and the actions of ministers when the claims emerged. Former Liberal Party staffer...

Brazil prepares for another month of political battle as run-off looms

October 03, 2022 at 22:44

São Paulo, Brazil CNN —Brazilians woke up to four more weeks of campaigning after a presidential vote on Sunday destined frontrunners Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva and Jair Bolsonaro to a second round run-off later this month. Supporters of Brazilian former P...

'There was blood everywhere': Witnesses describe crackdown on protesting students at Tehran university

October 03, 2022 at 17:37

CNN —When Farid’s friend called crying for help on Sunday, he jumped on his bike and quickly rode to Tehran’s Sharif University. “They were using gases… [that are] banned internationally… it was a war zone… there was blood everywhere.”In one video posted to...

US airstrike killed an al-Shabaab leader in Somalia on Saturday

October 03, 2022 at 17:00

CNN —A US airstrike in Somalia killed an al-Shabaab militant leader on Saturday in coordination with the Somali government, US Africa Command said in a statement. The US said the initial assessment of the strike was that an al-Shabaab militant leader had be...

UK government forced to ditch plan to slash top rate of tax

October 03, 2022 at 16:23

The announcement marks a major and abrupt climb-down for new Prime Minister Liz Truss, whose government has been roiled by the reaction to its proposal for sweeping tax cuts, which included slashing the top rate of income tax to 40% from 45%. “I stand by th...

Australia to rescue families of ISIS fighters from Syria

October 03, 2022 at 05:00

Canberra is set to rescue dozens of Australian women and children of ISIS fighters from refugee camps in Syria, following a secret mission by the country’s security intelligence agency, media reported on Monday. The government did not immediately confirm re...

OPEC+ to consider oil cut of over than 1 million barrels per day

October 03, 2022 at 00:03

OPEC+ will consider an oil output cut of more than a million barrels per day (bpd) next week, OPEC sources said on Sunday, in what would be the biggest move yet since the COVID-19 pandemic to address oil market weakness. The meeting will take place on Oct....

5 signs the world is headed for a recession

October 02, 2022 at 18:21

New York CNN Business —Around the world, markets are flashing warning signs that the global economy is teetering on a cliff’s edge. There’s now a 98% chance of a global recession, according to research firm Ned Davis, which brings some sobering historical c...

Bosnians go to polls to choose between nationalists and reformists

October 02, 2022 at 08:10

Bosnians go to the polls on Sunday to choose the country’s new collective presidency and lawmakers at national, regional and local levels, deciding between long-entrenched nationalist parties and reformists focused on the economy. The polls open at 7 a.m. l...

Tesla robot slowly walks on stage at AI Day

October 02, 2022 at 01:42

Washington, DC CNN —Tesla revealed on Friday a prototype of a humanoid robot that it says could be a future product for the automaker. The robot, dubbed Optimus by Tesla, walked stiffly on stage at Tesla’s AI Day, slowly waved at the crowed and gestured wit...

Biden announces return of seven American detainees from Venezuela

October 02, 2022 at 00:05

CNN —President Joe Biden on Saturday announced the return of seven Americans he said were wrongfully detained in Venezuela for “years.”“Today, after years of being wrongfully detained in Venezuela, we are bringing home Jorge Toledo, Tomeu Vadell, Alirio Zam...

Noru became a super typhoon in 6 hours. Scientists say powerful storms are becoming harder to forecast

October 01, 2022 at 23:55

But even they were stunned by the intensity of Typhoon Noru, known locally as Typhoon Karding, that turned from a typhoon into a super typhoon in just six hours before hitting the region earlier this week. Typhoon Noru made landfall in the Philippines in th...

American citizen held in Iran for more than six years released to seek medical treatment, UN spokesperson says

October 01, 2022 at 20:17

CNN —An elderly American wrongfully held in Iran for more than six years has been permitted to leave the country “to seek medical treatment abroad,” according to a statement from UN Secretary General spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric. Baquer Namazi, 85, was re...

Amid global turmoil, here's what superyacht buyers are doing

October 01, 2022 at 18:00

"All of the boats are here," Johan Pizzardini, head of communications and media for the Monaco Yacht Show told CNN Travel on the eve of the four-day event's grand finale. The 31st edition of the Monaco Yacht Show began on September 28 and ends on October 1....

'Predatory,' widespread sexual harassment on Australia's Antarctic research bases, report finds

October 01, 2022 at 06:22

CNN —Australian women working on research bases in Antarctica have been plagued by a widespread culture of sexual harassment, a recently released report found. The report, commissioned by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), notes that the women reporte...

Analysis: Liz Truss faces her party faithful after a disastrous week. Many Conservatives fear defeat looms at UK's next election

October 01, 2022 at 04:34

London CNN —Liz Truss’ first full week as British Prime Minister has not been an easy one. It ended with her meeting the UK’s independent financial forecaster and having to explain herself after a week of economic chaos. Since becoming leader, poll ratings...

Bolsonaro or Lula? As Brazil prepares to vote, here's what to know

October 01, 2022 at 04:28

CNN —As election day approaches in Brazil, the two leading presidential candidates – former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and current leader Jair Bolsonaro – have stepped up efforts to woo voters. For Lula, more votes could mean victory in the first r...

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