Chinese research ship Yuan Wang 5 docks at Sri Lanka's Hambantota port

China's research and survey vessel, the Yuan Wang 5, arrives at Hambantota port on August 16, 2022. The ship’s arrival at the Hambantota port was always going to be controversial – China leased the port from Sri Lanka in 2017 for 99 years after Colombo fail...

How Iran exploited Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses

Iran issued a public guarantee not to push for Rushdie's murder in exchange for an upgrade in diplomatic relations between London and Tehran. The murderous 1989 decree over Rushdie's satirical novel The Satanic Verses could not be officially revoked because...

Shoppers rush for the exits as Shanghai Ikea goes into lockdown

(CNN) Panicked shoppers rushed for the exits at an Ikea branch in Shanghai on Saturday after city health authorities ordered the store to lock down after a close contact of a Covid-19 case was traced to the location. Multiple videos on social media showed c...

US-led coalition forces repel drone attack near Syria base

(CNN) US-led coalition forces repelled multiple drones near the US-led coalition At-Tanf base in Syria Monday, according to a press release from the coalition. The attempted attack did not result in casualties or damage, a release from Combined Joint Task F...

William Ruto wins Kenyan presidency

Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has been elected as the country's next President, the electoral commission announced Monday. Ruto won with 50.49% of the vote, narrowly defeating veteran opposition leader and former Prime Minister...

50 killed and many displaced in northern Nigeria flooding

(CNN) At least 50 people have died and "many" displaced after recent torrential rains caused flooding in northern Nigeria, Sani Yusuf, executive secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for Jigawa State said. "When you go around [Jigawa Sta...

Armenian warehouse blast death toll rises to six

Rescuers have recovered six bodies from the site of a fireworks warehouse that exploded in the Armenian capital of Yerevan and more than a dozen people remain missing, the emergencies ministry said on Monday. Blasts ripped through the warehouse storing fire...

Analysis: American recession fears collide with reality

New York (CNN Business) The American economy didn't get the memo that it's supposed to already be in a recession. And in some ways that makes sense: Since 1948, every period of back-to-back quarters of negative growth coincided with a recession. A series of...

in photos: 75 years of independence: India and Pakistan

PA Images/Reuters Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi, with independence activists during the Dandi March -- a non-violent act of civil disobedience on April 6, 1930. Gandhi would become widely known as the man credited with securing...

Five Americans among injured in Jerusalem shooting attack

Jerusalem (CNN) At least eight people, including five Americans, were wounded in a shooting attack targeting a bus near the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City early Sunday morning. Around 1:30 am local time Sunday (6:30 p.m. ET), police said in a statemen...

Children among dozens killed in Egypt church fire

(CNN) At least 18 children were among the dozens of people known to have died after a fire broke out at a church in Giza's Imbaba neighborhood in greater Cairo on Sunday, according to hospital documents seen by CNN. The children were aged 3 to 16 years old,...

Who owns your credit score? Not you

New York (CNN Business) Credit agencies know a lot about Americans. So, who owns your credit score and all the granular, personal data that goes into it? Equifax errorsEquifax EFX This spring, credit score giantsent out incorrect credit scores to banks and...

Inflation, explained: Why prices keep going up and who's to blame

Let's start with the simplest version: Inflation happens when prices broadly go up. That "broadly" is important: At any given time, the price of goods will fluctuate based on shifting tastes. Someone makes a viral TikTok about brussels sprouts and suddenly...

India's 'Warren Buffett,' Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, dies at 62

(CNN) Indian billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, sometimes called "India's Warren Buffett," died Sunday at age 62, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was indomitable," Modi tweeted following reports of Jhunjhunwala's death. "Full o...