Reckoning with lethal violence in Colombia's prolonged wave of protests

May 14, 2021 at 21:21

Bogota (CNN) How much pain can one bear in the fight for a worthy cause? His friends, along with human rights organizations seeking a role in post-conflict Colombia reconstruction, don't believe this version of events and accuse the police of murder. said B...

Opinion: As US leaves Afghanistan, it must fulfill its obligation to interpreters

May 14, 2021 at 19:27

James R. Clapper Jr. is a retired US Air Force lieutenant general and the former director of national intelligence. Keith P. Saddler is a former US Army infantry officer, and currently the vice chairman on the board of directors of No One Left Behind. The o...

A rapidly developing tropical cyclone poses a significant threat to Northwest India and Pakistan

May 14, 2021 at 18:15

(CNN) A developing tropical cyclone over the Arabian Sea is forecast to strengthen significantly into named Cyclone Tauktae over the weekend and pose a potentially catastrophic threat to portions of India and Pakistan next week. This storm will be the first...

China says its Mars rover could land this weekend

May 14, 2021 at 15:55

(CNN) China could soon join the United States as the second country to land and operate a rover on Mars. Beijing's Tianwen-1 Mars probe is expected to land on the red planet in the coming days, as early as Saturday morning (Friday night Eastern time), accor...

Russia announces actor and director for first-ever movie made in space

May 14, 2021 at 15:25

Written by Olga Pavlova Sara Spary, CNNRussia is racing to become the first nation to shoot a movie in space, after it announced plans to send an actress and a director to the International Space Station (ISS) -- 250 miles above earth -- in October. State n...

The death of a high school student has exposed a credibility crisis in China

May 14, 2021 at 09:31

Truth," shouted the dozens of people gathered outside a Chinese high school on Tuesday in a video widely circulated online. Online, outcry was growing over the death of Lin Weiqi, a sophomore at the city's No.49 High School in Chengdu, southwestern ChinaOn...

Organizers say Olympics will happen

May 14, 2021 at 09:12

(CNN) Despite protests from the public, skepticism from stakeholders and an ongoing state of emergency in Tokyo and other prefectures, organizers maintain that the Olympics will still go ahead later this year. More than 11,000 athletes from 207 different Na...

Prince Harry reveals secret supermarket meeting with Meghan

May 14, 2021 at 06:25

(CNN) Prince Harry has spoken about the extent to which he and Meghan tried to keep their burgeoning relationship under wraps, how it felt to grow up in the media spotlight and his new life in the US. The Duke of Sussex was talking to actor Dax Shepard, hos...

Report alleges much of the world's solar panel production relies on forced labor in China

May 14, 2021 at 05:48

"A few Western countries and anti-China forces went all out to hype up the so-called 'forced labor' in Xinjiang's cotton-growing industry. Allegations have been raised before that forced labor in Xinjiang has been used to produce polysilicon, a key componen...

Boris Johnson is 'anxious' as Covid-19 variant found in India spreads in UK

May 13, 2021 at 19:04

London (CNN) Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted Thursday that his government was "anxious" about the coronavirus variant first identified in India, as the number of UK cases of the strain more than doubled in a week. The UK government's scientific advise...

The climate crisis is irrevocably damaging the world's oldest cave art

May 13, 2021 at 15:03

(CNN) The handprints on the ceiling of an Indonesian cave are among the earliest known to archaeologists and date back 39,000 years. Stenciled with red pigments, the drawings make the ancient humans who placed their palms on the cool cave so long ago feel t...

UN confirms military forces blocking aid in Tigray region following CNN probe

May 13, 2021 at 10:42

(CNN) The United Nations has confirmed that military forces are impeding humanitarian access to parts of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region, after an exclusive CNN investigation revealed that Eritrean troops were coordinating with Ethiopian forces to cut off...

Olympic sponsor Toyota 'concerned' by growing public frustration over hosting Games

May 13, 2021 at 10:38

(CNN) Toyota, one of the leading sponsors of this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games, says it's "concerned" with the amount of public frustration being directed at athletes ahead of the spectacle. With Covid-19 cases rising in Japan, citizens are questioni...

Players affected by tear gas in Colombia

May 13, 2021 at 10:04

(Reuters) Players and staff from Colombian side Junior and Argentina's River Plate were left rubbing their eyes in discomfort after police fired tear gas at protesters outside the stadium ahead of their Copa Libertadores match in Barranquilla on Wednesday....

People are panic buying homes as prices skyrocket around the world

May 13, 2021 at 09:14

The coronavirus pandemic had sent large parts of the world into lockdown, shuttering businesses, costing tens of millions of workers their jobs and putting the housing market into a deep freeze . The fear was that house prices would collapse, as they reliab...

After months of hyping bitcoin, Elon Musk says Tesla will stop accepting it

May 13, 2021 at 07:27

(CNN Business) The price of bitcoin has taken a nosedive after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his company was suspending plans to accept the cryptocurrency as payment for electric vehicles. Bitcoin was down around 12% early Thursday morning ET— bringing the coin'...

Nepal tries to form a new government as its Covid crisis deepens

May 13, 2021 at 01:40

(CNN) Nepal has been thrown into political turmoil after the country's Prime Minister was forced to step down following public anger over his response to a deadly second wave of Covid-19 . Just a month ago, the Himalayan nation of 31 million people was repo...

The Japanese city that's rooting for South Sudan at the Olympics

May 13, 2021 at 00:48

For aspiring South Sudanese athletes, training has always been a challenge. In 2011, South Sudan gained independence and became the world's youngest country. The mayor of Maebashi posing with the South Sudan Olympic team. Sports and unityGuem said he and hi...

Why Americans are panic buying fuel -- and why you shouldn't

May 12, 2021 at 18:50

New York (CNN Business) A growing number of gas stations along the East Coast are without fuel as nervous drivers aggressively fill up their tanks following a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline, a critical artery for gasoline. The panic-...

Why is one of Cuba's most rebellious artists still isolated in a government hospital?

May 12, 2021 at 17:57

Havana, Cuba (CNN) One of Cuba's most rebellious dissidents has spent more than ten days in a closely guarded hospital in Havana but it's not clear what, if anything, he is being treated for. His fellow dissidents say Otero Alcántara was taken for treatment...