Dutch parliament becomes second in a week to accuse China of genocide in Xinjiang

February 26, 2021 at 02:56

(CNN) The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a non-binding motion saying the treatment of the Uyghur Muslim minority in China amounts to genocide, the first such move by a European country. Activists and United Nations rights experts say at least one milli...

His rescue at a London protest inspired Michelle Obama and Prince Harry. Now, Patrick Hutchinson is turning his moment into a movement

February 26, 2021 at 02:51

Know someone who inspires you? Click here to nominate them as a CNN Hero. (CNN) It was a moment caught on camera -- a heroic act that thrust Patrick Hutchinson, a London father and grandfather, into the limelight. Last summer, when he rescued a man at a Lon...

More than a dozen slum residents in an Indian city say they thought they were being vaccinated. They were part of clinical trials

February 26, 2021 at 00:17

More than a dozen Bhopal trial participants told CNN they did not know they were taking part in a clinical trial. All 21 of the participants CNN spoke to said they were given forms to record any adverse effects of the shot. Radha Bai (top), Jetender Veria (...

Liverpool goalkeeper's dad drowns in Brazil

February 25, 2021 at 18:33

(CNN) Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is mourning the loss of his father, who drowned in Lavras do Sul, Brazil near the border with Uruguay. "We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Alisson Becker's father, Jose, in Brazil on Wednesday," Liverpool...

Ghana LGBTQI center's founder fears for safety

February 25, 2021 at 18:14

(CNN) A recently-opened center for the LGBTQI+ community in Ghana, has been shut down after it was raided by security forces in the West African country Wednesday. Alex Kofi Donkor, who heads the center named 'LGBT+ Rights Ghana' in the country's capital, A...

Princess Latifa urges UK police to investigate her sister's kidnapping 21 years ago

February 25, 2021 at 17:31

(CNN) Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, the daughter of Dubai ruler and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has sent a letter to police in the UK asking them to investigate the alleged kidnapping of her older sister, Princess Shamsa, fr...

Gunmen kill 36 in attacks on two northern Nigerian states

February 25, 2021 at 10:29

(CNN) Gunmen killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa's most populous nation, officials and residents said. The series of attacks by armed...

India was in crisis months ago. Why have its Covid cases plummeted?

February 25, 2021 at 09:26

(CNN) Six months ago, India was in crisis. Daily new cases have plummeted, dropping from a peak of over 90,000 infections in September down to just over 10,000 a day in February. And the test positivity rate -- meaning how many people are testing positive o...

Lockdown has made London a boomtown for rats

February 25, 2021 at 07:15

London (CNN) It's just before daybreak in Richmond on the southern bank of the River Thames , and pest controller Michael Coates is patrolling the rubbish bins for what is normally an elusive enemy -- rats . Coates' prey has become more conspicuous in Londo...

New Mars image from rover landing site shows the red planet in high definition

February 25, 2021 at 06:36

(CNN) The Perseverance rover has had a chance to settle in on Mars since landing last Thursday, so it's doing what every new resident does these days -- sending back photos of its new home. In this case, it's a steady stream of amazing imagery from another...

GameStop shares surge more than 100%

February 25, 2021 at 03:28

New York (CNN Business) GameStop shares climbed rapidly and were halted twice for volatility ahead of the closing bell Wednesday. The gaming retailer's stock was priced at $91.71 at market close, up nearly 104% from the previous day. Shares were halted once...

India's groundwater crisis threatens food security for hundreds of millions, study says

February 25, 2021 at 03:01

(CNN) Hundreds of millions of people in India face a serious threat to their livelihoods and food security due to overexploitation of vital water supplies, according to the authors of a new study. But the groundwater that makes up 40% of the country's water...

CIA launches task force to probe invisible attacks on US diplomats and spies as one victim finds some relief

February 24, 2021 at 22:43

The determination from Walter Reed Medical Center this month comes after he spent years fighting to get specialized medical treatment as his own employer, among others, cast doubt on the nature of his illness. Now, CNN has learned that the CIA has set up it...

The worldwide web as we know it may be ending

February 24, 2021 at 22:42

(CNN Business) Over the last year, the worldwide web has started to look less worldwide. Europe is floating regulation that could impose temporary bans on US tech companies that violate its laws. The United States was on the verge of banning TikTok and WeCh...

The hot new thing in tech: speaking into your phone

February 24, 2021 at 14:03

(CNN Business) Before last year, 28-year-old Meredith Giuliani thought voice notes were "kind of weird," and she mostly stuck to texting. But after the pandemic hit, audio messages became a daily routine for her and many of her friends. "This is my way to d...

All-male boardrooms are a thing of the past at Britain's top companies

February 24, 2021 at 13:45

London (CNN Business) Women now occupy at least one seat on the board of every major British company after a 50% increase in participation rates over five years, according to a report published on Wednesday. While men still dominate the upper ranks of top U...

In world first, Germany convicts Syrian regime officer of crimes against humanity

February 24, 2021 at 13:26

Berlin (CNN) A German court has convicted a former Syrian regime officer for crimes against humanity, in a first-ever trial of people linked to the government in Damascus. Former intelligence officer Eyad al-Gharib, 44, was sentenced to four-and-a-half-year...

China detains six people for 'insulting' soldiers killed in India border clash

February 24, 2021 at 07:59

(CNN) China has detained at least six people for allegedly defaming four servicemen killed in a bloody border clash with India last June, as state media wages a propaganda campaign hailing the dead troops as martyrs. Police said six people were detained for...

Philippines offers to let nurses work in Britain and Germany in exchange for coronavirus vaccines

February 24, 2021 at 05:03

(CNN) The Philippines will let thousands of its health care workers, mostly nurses, take up jobs in Britain and Germany if the two countries agree to donate coronavirus vaccines, a senior official said on Tuesday. Britain's health ministry said it was not i...

Suspect in murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia pleads guilty

February 23, 2021 at 22:35

(CNN) Vincent Muscat, one of the three suspects accused of the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, has pleaded guilty to murder, according to his lawyer. Attorney Marc Sant told CNN, "There was a plea bargain ... the agreement is 15 years i...

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