continents and regions

Indonesia needs earthquake-proof houses. Building them is a huge challenge

CNN — A deadly earthquake that reduced buildings to rubble in West Java, Indonesia has once again exposed the dangers of living in poorly built homes in one of the most seismically active zones on the planet. Since Monday’s quake, survivors have been sleeping rough or in shelters away from homes vulnerable to collapse as …

Indonesia needs earthquake-proof houses. Building them is a huge challenge Read More »

Plane goes off runway at Waterloo Airport in Canada

CNN — A Canadian airport “will be closed to commercial traffic the rest of today” after a Flair Airlines plane “exited the runway” Friday morning during its landing, the airport and the airline said in statements. Flair Airlines flight F8 501 from Vancouver to Kitchener-Waterloo, had 134 passengers onboard, plus crew, when it went off …

Plane goes off runway at Waterloo Airport in Canada Read More »

China zero-Covid: As anger rises and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of budging

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Beijing CNN — Zhou, an auto dealer in northeastern China, last saw his father alive in a video chat on the …

China zero-Covid: As anger rises and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of budging Read More »

Virginia Walmart shooting: Victims remain hospitalized days after a mass shooting in a Virginia Walmart left 6 employees dead

CNN — As authorities investigate this week’s mass shooting inside a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, at least two employees remained hospitalized after a manager killed six coworkers before taking his own life. The shooting on Tuesday night – two days before Thanksgiving – began minutes after 10 pm inside the employee break room, where some …

Virginia Walmart shooting: Victims remain hospitalized days after a mass shooting in a Virginia Walmart left 6 employees dead Read More »

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

hong kong CNN — A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party was found guilty Friday on a charge relating to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including the Cantopop singer Denise Ho, contravened the Societies Ordinance by …

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund Read More »

Walmart mass shooting: The motive behind the attack in Chesapeake, Virginia, is unclear

CNN — After an ordinary workday turned deadly at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, survivors and investigators are spending the Thanksgiving holiday questioning the motive of an employee who opened fire on coworkers, killing six before fatally turning the gun on himself. Employees were preparing for an overnight shift when a manager opened fire with …

Walmart mass shooting: The motive behind the attack in Chesapeake, Virginia, is unclear Read More »

Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan names former spy chief as new head of army

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — Pakistan on Thursday named former spy chief Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir as chief of the South Asian country’s army, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment that comes amid intense debate around the military’s influence on public life. Munir, the country’s most senior general and a former head of the …

Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan names former spy chief as new head of army Read More »

Ukraine battles to restore power after Russian strikes leave ‘vast majority’ of people without electricity

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Ukraine raced to restore power across the country on Thursday, a day after Russia sent a new barrage of missiles to target critical infrastructure, resulting in the temporary shutdown of most of its power plants and leaving the “vast majority” of people without electricity. The national energy company Ukrenergo said work …

Ukraine battles to restore power after Russian strikes leave ‘vast majority’ of people without electricity Read More »