This 6 Year Old Girl Is Helping The Homeless With Care Packages

December 04, 2020 at 19:33

(CNN) Most kids want toys or candy for their birthdays, but 6-year-old Bethany Moultry's wish was to help more people. "I wanted to crack open my piggy bank and give them all my money," Bethany told CNN. That's when Bethany and her mother came up with the i...

Indian Village Schoolteacher Wins $1 Million Prize And Gives Half To The Runners Up

December 04, 2020 at 17:52

(CNN) An Indian schoolteacher has been awarded the 2020 Global Teacher Prize -- and has vowed to give half of the $1 million prize money to the runners-up. The award, which is run by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with UNESCO , celebrates "exceptional...

Facebook's Africa Expansion Could Help Foster New Hubs Like Nigeria's 'Silicon Valley'

December 04, 2020 at 14:49

Eleni Giokos: The pandemic has certainly taught us that we don't necessarily need to be at the office physically every day. Has Facebook got a global strategy to get people back to the office in the future? And I think that is a very positive outcome of the...

Indian Muslim Student Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Convert Hindu Woman Under Controversial 'Love Jihad' Law

December 04, 2020 at 08:43

(CNN) Police in northern India have arrested a Muslim man for allegedly trying to convert a Hindu woman to Islam, under a controversial new law that has sparked widespread outrage and protests. The 21-year-old student was arrested on Wednesday in Uttar Prad...

How Uk Protesters Take The Spark Of Black Lives Matter Back To Their Hometowns

December 04, 2020 at 08:42

The tragedy of Floyd's death inspired ordinary people, thousands of miles away in the UK, to fight for institutional change in their communities under the banner of "Black Lives Matter" (BLM). Thomas is also a part of "Black Lives Matter Somerset," helping...

Fears Of Forced Removals Of Refugees To Island

December 04, 2020 at 05:26

(CNN) Hundreds of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are being relocated to a controversial island facility in the Bay of Bengal today amid fears that some could be coerced to move there and held indefinitely. A ship carrying 1642 refugees is traveling to Bhas...

China To Expand Weather Modification Program To Cover Area Larger Than India

December 04, 2020 at 02:42

Hong Kong (CNN) China this week revealed plans to drastically expand an experimental weather modification program to cover an area of over 5.5 million square kilometers (2.1 million square miles) -- more than 1.5 times the total size of India. According to...

Wuhan Attempts To Woo Back Travelers As Pandemic Fears Ease

December 04, 2020 at 02:41

(CNN) — Wuhan, the Chinese city most closely associated with the outbreak of Covid-19, has launched a new promotional video as part of attempts to attract travelers to experience its beauty. The video's title translates to "Let's Meet in Wuhan." Posted on t...

Namibia Is Auctioning 170 Wild Elephants Amid Drought And Rising Population

December 04, 2020 at 02:04

(CNN) Namibia has put 170 "high value" wild elephants up for sale due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, the southern African country's environmental ministry announced on Wednesday. An advertisement carried by state-owned daily outlet New Era...

Tik Tok's Biggest Star, 16 Year Old Charli D'amelio, Is Investing In A Banking App For Teens

December 03, 2020 at 22:15

New York (CNN) TikTok's biggest star, 16-year-old Charli D'Amelio is raking in money, and she's using some of it to invest in a banking app for teens. D'Amelio — who earns an estimated $4 million a year from TikTok, according to Forbes — invested in teen ba...

Facebook Sued For Allegedly Favoring Immigrants Over Us Workers

December 03, 2020 at 21:30

(CNN Business) The Trump administration sued Facebook on Thursday for allegedly passing over US job candidates for thousands of positions in favor of immigrant workers holding temporary visas. Facebook FB The suit by the Justice Department claims that from...

Opec And Russia Agree To Start Pumping More Oil Next Month

December 03, 2020 at 19:05

London (CNN Business) Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil producing countries have agreed to start tentatively increasing output next month even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cloud the outlook for demand. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Co...

These Cryptocurrencies Are Surging Even More Than Bitcoin

December 03, 2020 at 17:01

Yet bitcoin has actually lagged the surges for some other cryptocurrencies. Litecoin, Polkadot, Cardano and Stellar, which are all among the top dozen biggest cryptocurrencies, have enjoyed larger gains than bitcoin, too. To that end, bitcoin is significant...

Analysis: The Uae And Israel's Whirlwind Honeymoon Has Gone Beyond Normalization

December 03, 2020 at 09:46

Since the 1978 Camp David Accords, Israel has "normalized" relations with Egypt, Jordan (1994), Mauritania (1999), and most recently, the UAE and Bahrain. Yet never has the process of normalization been so fast, and pursued with such mutual enthusiasm, as b...

Threat To Remove Chinese Firms From Wall Street Is Now On Trump's Desk

December 03, 2020 at 08:50

Hong Kong (CNN Business) The US government is just one step away from enacting a law that could kick several Chinese firms off Wall Street, further escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill t...

Analysis: With Arrests And A Security Law, Who Is Left To Fight For Democracy In Hong Kong?

December 03, 2020 at 07:16

Protests, once a symbol of Hong Kong , have been stifled by a new national security law and sporadically-applied coronavirus restrictions. JUST WATCHED China's crackdown on Hong Kong spreads to the city's classrooms Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH China's...

Us Blocks Cotton Imports From China Region Over Reported Forced Labor Abuses

December 03, 2020 at 01:02

(CNN) The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will block imports of cotton, reportedly produced with forced labor, from China's western Xinjiang region. US Customs and Border Protection will detain shipments containing cotton and cotton product...

Indian Police Use Violence As A Shortcut To Justice. It's The Poorest Who Bear The Scars

December 02, 2020 at 22:54

Bengaluru, India (CNN) It was minutes into India's Independence Day when police stormed a slum in the western state of Gujarat where Hira Bajania, 65, was sleeping. The Indian government did not publicly respond to the report and the NHRC did not respond to...

Why Was The Uk First To Authorize A Coronavirus Vaccine?

December 02, 2020 at 20:18

(CNN) The UK became the first Western country to authorize a Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, marking a pivotal moment in the global fight against coronavirus. The vaccine was granted emergency authorization in the UK by its independent regulator, the Medicin...

Opinion: Indian States Want To Pass Laws To Prevent Interfaith Marriages. The Move Is Unconstitutional And Misogynistic

December 02, 2020 at 20:07

(CNN) Daily, being a woman in India feels like an achievement. Currently, marriage laws between India's majority Hindu population and minority Muslims are being drafted in five states , all of which are led by the right-wing, Hindu nationalist, Bharatiya Ja...

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