How rape allegations among Australia's political elite reignited its #MeToo movement

March 06, 2021 at 23:57

For Prime Minister Scott Morrison, that was the end of the matter. "Nor did I think at 58 years old I would be taking to the streets to protest against this stuff. In London, another Australian woman, half Hendry's age, is trawling through thousands of emai...

Images from the Pope's historic Iraq visit

March 06, 2021 at 17:13

Andrew Medichini/AP Pope Francis arrives to officiate mass with other priests at the Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad on Saturday, March 6. In pictures: Pope Francis visits IraqAndrew Medichini/AP Pope Francis arrives to officiate mass with oth...

Canada vowed to protect its Indigenous women. But they are still being blamed for their own deaths

March 06, 2021 at 13:10

(CNN) February marked the culmination of a nearly decade-long legal saga that raised national questions about how Canada treats Indigenous women. Barton's lawyer Dino Bottos declined to comment on the verdict, but told CNN he is recommending an appeal for h...

Pope Francis holds historic meeting with revered Shia cleric in Iraq's Najaf

March 06, 2021 at 12:35

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) Pope Francis has held a historic meeting with revered Shia Muslim cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on the second day of the pontiff's visit to Iraq. The 45-minute papal meeting in the holy city of Najaf with the 90-year old al-Sista...

Car bomb explodes in Somalia's capital, killing at least 20 people

March 06, 2021 at 10:38

Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) At least 20 people were killed and more than 30 others wounded in a car bomb blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday night, police and emergency services said. A car packed with explosives was detonated at the gates of Luul Y...

Myanmar's ethnic groups have long suffered from military brutality. The junta gave them a common foe

March 06, 2021 at 01:58

Police stand guard near the US Embassy in Yangon as protesters take part in an anti-coup demonstration on February 22. Police stand guard near the US Embassy in Yangon as protesters take part in an anti-coup demonstration on February 22. An anti-coup protes...

It's been a 'mixed bag', but most Canadian schools have kept students in class

March 05, 2021 at 22:27

As stressful as the morning rush can be, many Canadian parents are grateful for it. Through a dangerous second wave of the pandemic, Canada has managed to keep most schools open, most of the time, even in its hardest-hit Covid-19 hot spots. The result has b...

German doctor says those who shun Astrazeneca vaccine are 'spoiled'

March 05, 2021 at 14:15

Germany's vaccination authority has now approved the use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine for those aged over 65, despite a previous warning from the authority that there was not enough data to support its use in the elderly. While earlier messaging hur...

Increasing evidence that Myanmar's military forces are shooting to kill as country mourns young victims

March 05, 2021 at 09:24

Photos: Protesters resist Myanmar coup People cry Thursday, March 4, near a spot where a family member was killed while protesting in Yangon, Myanmar. Hide Caption 4 of 64 Photos: Protesters resist Myanmar coup Anti-coup protesters run in Yangon on March 3....

China's plans to 'improve' democracy in Hong Kong could spell the end of the city's opposition

March 05, 2021 at 08:30

Hong Kong (CNN) As members of China's political elite prepared for an annual summit in Beijing this week, state-run news agency Xinhua noted "there is no perfect democracy, only democracy that fits best." Hong Kong may be about to find out the democracy tha...

COVAX offers hope of vaccine equality with roll out across Africa

March 05, 2021 at 02:18

(CNN) When Covid-19 vaccinations arrived in Kenya for the very first time this week, the country's health minister likened them to critical weapons of defense. "We have been fighting this virus, but we have been fighting it with rubber bullets," said Kenya'...

China dodged a recession last year. Now it needs to pick up the pace

March 05, 2021 at 00:42

Hong Kong (CNN Business) China bucked the global recession in 2020, and in doing so narrowed the economic gap with the United States. Now its leaders are about to reveal how they plan to accelerate the pace of growth this year. China emerged from the global...

See Jupiter and Mercury align in the sky and an asteroid flyby this weekend

March 04, 2021 at 22:33

It's similar to a merry-go-round, he said, with certain animals aligning as they circle around the center of the ride. The views will be much better in the Southern Hemisphere due to Earth's angle in the sky. Asteroid Apophis flybyAn asteroid will make a fl...

Germany's far-right party is first to be put under government surveillance since Nazi era

March 04, 2021 at 10:09

Berlin Germany's BfV domestic intelligence service has formally placed the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) under surveillance on suspicion of trying to undermine Germany's democratic constitution, a person briefed on the move said on Wednesday. Afte...

South Korea's first transgender soldier found dead

March 04, 2021 at 04:30

Seoul, South Korea South Korea's first transgender soldier, who was discharged from the military last year for having gender reassignment surgery, was found dead in her home on Wednesday, authorities said. Byun Hui-su, 23, who was a staff sergeant before be...

Biden's union promises, and an interview with Hungary's Klubradio

March 04, 2021 at 00:48

This was excerpted from the March 2 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. "Let me be clear: It's not up to me to decide whether anyone should join a union," Biden said. "But let me be even more clear: I...

17,000 earthquakes hit Iceland in the past week. An eruption could be imminent

March 03, 2021 at 23:41

Reykjavik (CNN) Even for a volcanic island accustomed to the occasional tremor, this has been an unusual week for Iceland . According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office , around 17,000 earthquakes have hit the southwestern region of Reykjanes over the p...

38 people killed in Myanmar's deadliest day of protest, says UN envoy

March 03, 2021 at 23:18

(CNN) At least 38 people were killed at pro-democracy protests in Myanmar on Wednesday, the UN's Special Envoy to the country told a briefing Wednesday, in the deadliest day of violence since a military coup on February 1. Thousands of protesters in towns a...

This piercing chain thinks it has found a new way to get people through mall doors

March 03, 2021 at 19:45

New York (CNN) Consumers typically have flocked to malls because they're a one-stop shop for everything from socks to sofa sets. Now, one of the biggest mall jewelers in the United States is giving some folks the chance to cross another item off their shopp...

Japanese billionaire invites 8 people to join SpaceX mission around the Moon

March 03, 2021 at 17:33

Austin, Texas (CNN Business) Japanese fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa, who first announced his intention in 2018 to take a group of artists with him on a six-day trip around the Moon, said Tuesday that he's inviting the public to apply to fill eight open seats...