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Parts of England officially fall into drought after months of scant rainfall

5 hours 48 min ago
Large swaths of England have officially descended into drought, authorities announced Friday, following several months of low rainfall and relentless waves of extreme heat.

Kenya electoral officials blame presidential candidates' agents for results delay

6 hours 10 min ago
Kenya's electoral officials on Friday blamed the delay in announcing the result of the country's presidential election on candidates' agents for slowing down the national tally of votes.

UK recession looms as households feel pain of soaring energy bills

6 hours 35 min ago
Britons are bracing themselves for more tough times ahead as the economy starts to shrink and a new forecast suggests average annual energy bills could exceed £5,000 ($6,000) next year.

Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talc-based baby powder around the world in 2023

6 hours 56 min ago
Johnson & Johnson is abandoning talc-based baby powder next year and instead will make it with cornstarch.

Italians have hilarious reaction to pizza giant's exit from Italy

9 hours 53 min ago
Domino's has formally shut its stores in Italy after seven years in the country, according to a report by Milano Today.

Hong Kong suffers biggest ever population drop as exodus accelerates

11 hours 14 min ago
Hong Kong has recorded its sharpest annual drop in population, with experts blaming the decline on strict Covid control measures and a political crackdown that have taken the shine off a financial hub long advertised as "Asia's world city."

Rivian losses surge to $1.7 billion as production ramps up

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 18:59
Rivian said Thursday that it lost $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2022 as it works to ramp up its vehicle production amid the on-going supply chain crunch. The automaker's losses more than doubled from the same period last year, when it lost $580 million.

They survived lockdown in Shanghai, only to be trapped again in Hainan

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 18:24
"I chose to come to Sanya because the Covid restrictions are more relaxed than (in) Shanghai," said Li Zefeng, an engineer who lives in China's biggest city.

Seoul vows to move families from 'Parasite'-style basement homes after flooding deaths

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 18:18
Seoul has vowed to move some of the city's poorest families out of underground and semi-subterranean homes after 13 people were killed in flooding caused by record-breaking rainfall this week, sparking public horror and calls for government accountability.

Shell and Chevron shut Gulf of Mexico oil platforms after small leak halts pipelines

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 15:39
Shell and Chevron both said on Thursday that the companies halted oil production at several platforms in the Gulf of Mexico following a small leak that knocked a pair of pipelines offline.

Armed man takes hostages at Beirut bank demanding return of frozen funds

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 07:09
An armed man is holding employees and customers hostage at a bank in Beirut's bustling Hamra street Thursday demanding his frozen funds be released, according to a security source and Lebanon's state-owned National News Agency.

Eight police officers killed in Sierra Leone during anti-government protests, minister says

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 06:50
Eight police officers were killed during violent anti-government protests in Sierra Leone on Wednesday, the country's youth minister told CNN on Thursday.

'Like an iPhone': Moderna CEO eyes future with annual vaccine for multiple viruses

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 04:09
Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel tells CNN Business his company wants to develop and continuously update a yearly single-dose vaccine that can cover the flu, Covid-19, and other respiratory illnesses.

China's leading #MeToo figure loses appeal in sexual harassment case against star TV host

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 21:28
A Chinese court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by a former state television intern against the dismissal of her long-running landmark #MeToo case accusing a star presenter of sexual harassment.

Manhattan rents hit record high for the sixth month in a row

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 21:01
Rents in Manhattan have hit a record high for the sixth month in a row.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un declares victory against Covid

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 19:05
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared victory in the battle against the novel coronavirus, ordering a lifting of maximum anti-epidemic measures imposed in May, state media said on Thursday.

Disney+ is getting more expensive... unless you want ads

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:41
Disney+ just got more expensive. Unless you're willing to watch ads.

Curfew declared in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown amid violent anti-government protests

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 13:13
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone on Wednesday, protesting inflation and the rising cost of living in the West African country, according to people that CNN spoke to.

Nickelodeon star reveals childhood abuse in new memoir

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 11:34
Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy opened up about her childhood abuse in an exclusive interview with ABC's "Good Morning America." The "iCarly" co-star released a new memoir titled, "I'm Glad My Mom Died."

Price hikes took a breather in July, fueling hopes that inflation has peaked

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 10:54
Runaway inflation took a breather in July, with consumer prices increasing by 8.5% year over year, a slower pace than the 9.1% increase in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.