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Six of the most beautiful sections of the Great Wall of China | CNN

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: Monthly Ticket is a CNN Travel series that spotlights some of the most fascinating topics in the travel world. In September, we’re celebrating superlatives as we look at some of the world’s biggest, tallest and most expensive attractions and destinations. CNN  —  Having lived in Beijing for almost 12 years, I’ve had … Read more

Nigerian AI artist creates a fashion show for elderly people | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A fashion show that features elderly people as models is a rarity. One with elderly Black African models is even rarer. Perhaps that’s why Nigerian visual artist Malik Afegbua got so much attention from around the world when he posted images on social media last month showing seniors on a fashion runway, … Read more

Their son was banned from school for 3 years because of his dreadlocks | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  For years, Alli Nansolo grappled with whether to cut his son’s dreadlocks or not. Although it is not a legal requirement in Malawi, an unwritten policy enforced across government schools meant his son was being denied admission because of his hair. Nansolo’s could not pay for private education for his son Ishmael … Read more

As the West surges toward electric cars, here’s where the unwanted gas guzzlers go | CNN

[ad_1] Cotonou, Benin CNN  —  Standing on the stony ground in the bustling Fifa Park car lot, Rokeeb Yaya is haggling over the price of a dark red car. It is one of a couple hundred vehicles, parked in long lines stretching out across the vast lot – some shiny and new-looking, others dented and … Read more

Africa may need its own central medicines agency, says Aspen Pharmacare CEO | CNN Business

[ad_1] London CNN  —  When Africa needs medicines, all too often the continent must look abroad. African nations consume about 25% of vaccines produced globally, but import nearly 99% of their supply, according to the African Union Development Agency. For packaged medicines, only 36% of demand is produced locally, and just 3% is supplied by … Read more

Six more bodies found after hippo capsized boat in Malawi | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Rescuers have recovered six more bodies from a river in southern Malawi days after a boat carrying about 37 people was capsized by a hippo on Monday. Police spokesperson Agnes Zalakoma said the bodies were recovered Wednesday from the Shire River in Malawi’s Nsanje district, bringing the death toll to seven. Thirteen … Read more

Toddler dead, 23 others missing as hippo capsizes boat in Malawi | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A toddler has died after a boat ferrying more than 30 villagers across the Shire River in Malawi’s Nsanje district was attacked by a hippo, causing it to overturn, authorities said. A police spokesperson, Agnes Zalakoma, said the incident happened early Monday and 23 of the boat’s 37 passengers were missing and … Read more

Ten lions killed in Kenya as conflict between humans and wild animals worsens | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Ten lions have been killed in southern Kenya this past week, including six on Saturday alone, as human-wildlife conflict escalates in the region, according to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This is “an unusually large number of lions to be killed at one go,” a spokesperson for the KWS told CNN on … Read more

China’s economy shakes off Covid legacy to grow 4.5% in Q1 | CNN Business

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN  —  China’s economy got off to a solid start in 2023, as consumers went on a spending spree after three years of strict pandemic restrictions ended. Gross domestic product grew by 4.5% in the first quarter from a year ago, according to the National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday. That beat … Read more

‘A definitive backslide.’ Inside fashion’s worrying runway trend | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Now that the Fall-Winter 2023 catwalks have been disassembled, it’s clear one trend was more pervasive than any collective penchant for ruffles, pleated skirts or tailored coats. Across runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris, there was a notable scarcity of plus-size models. This comes at a time when there are … Read more

The $500 billion beauty industry’s ‘green’ ambitions are a patchwork at best. And they’re falling short | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  The escalating climate crisis is shifting many people’s purchasing patterns and this extends to the $500 billion dollar global beauty industry which is grappling with a range of sustainability challenges across product manufacturing, packaging and disposal. Strategy and consulting firm Simon Kucher’s Global Sustainability Study 2021 found 60% of consumers around the … Read more

Syrian refugee elected mayor of German town, years after fleeing war | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A Syrian who arrived in Germany as a refugee in 2015 has won a mayoral election in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg. Ryyan Alshebl, who left his hometown of As Suwayda in Syria eight years ago, ran as an independent in the municipality of Ostelsheim. He won 55.41% of the votes … Read more

Britain’s pound is beating every other major currency this year | CNN Business

[ad_1] London CNN  —  The British pound crashed to a record low last fall as investors rebelled against budget plans by former Prime Minister Liz Truss. Now, it’s enjoying a comeback. Sterling hit its highest level against the US dollar in 10 months on Tuesday, topping $1.25 for the first time since June 2022. The … Read more

The four astronauts NASA picked for the first crewed moon mission in 50 years | CNN

[ad_1] Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Astronauts who will helm the first crewed moon mission in five decades were revealed on Monday, queuing up the quartet to begin training for the historic Artemis II lunar flyby that is … Read more

Micron Technology: China probes US chip maker for cybersecurity risks as tech tension escalates | CNN Business

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN  —  China has launched a cybersecurity probe into Micron Technology, one of America’s largest memory chip makers, in apparent retaliation after US allies in Asia and Europe announced new restrictions on the sale of key technology to Beijing. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) will review products sold by Micron in … Read more

Rewakening the ‘inflation monster,’ OPEC+ moves to send US gas prices higher | CNN Business

[ad_1] New York CNN  —  OPEC and its allies’ surprise move to slash oil production will soon be felt at US gas pumps. The group known as OPEC+ announced Sunday it would cut oil production by more than 1.6 million barrels a day starting in May, running through the end of the year. The news … Read more

Video shows moment of deadly explosion at cafe in Russia | CNN

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Israeli military veterans, a backbone of protest movement, vow to keep demonstrating | CNN

[ad_1] Tel Aviv CNN  —  In a sea of Israeli flags, Yiftach Golov holds one that looks a little different. Among the hundreds of thousands of protesters who took to the streets for the 13th week in a row on Saturday, Golov hoists a brown flag that represents a group called “Brother and Sisters in … Read more

Erdogan’s political fate may be determined by Turkey’s Kurds | CNN

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  —  Turkey’s persecuted pro-Kurdish party has emerged as a kingmaker in the country’s upcoming election, playing a decisive role that may just … Read more

This boiled bag of offal is banned in the US. In Scotland it’s a fine-dining treat | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Anthony Bourdain loved haggis. But even the late, great American chef, writer and television host recognized that Scotland’s national dish, with its “sinister sheep parts” wrapped in a shroud of mystery and half-invented history, could be a hard sell. “Don’t let them tell you otherwise, that’s really one of life’s great pleasures,” … Read more

HSBC’s top execs face tense shareholders calling for a breakup | CNN Business

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN  —  HSBC’s top brass defended their strategy Monday to frustrated shareholders in the lender’s largest market, as Europe’s biggest bank continued to face calls to be split up. At an informal shareholder meeting in Hong Kong, Chairman Mark Tucker and CEO Noel Quinn took questions from investors on issues ranging from … Read more

‘Scary, cold, hungry and lonely’: Volunteer soldier shares experience on front line | CNN

[ad_1] ‘Scary, cold, hungry and lonely’: Volunteer soldier shares experience on front line A young volunteer soldier, Akula, who signed up for the war at the beginning of the Russian invasion is now dealing with the trauma of war. He spoke to CNN’s David McKenzie about his time on the front lines and how it … Read more

French minister under fire for Playboy magazine cover | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  French government minister Marlene Schiappa has come under fire from members of her own party after appearing on the front cover of Playboy magazine. Schiappa, who has been a government minister since 2017, appeared on the cover of the magazine to accompany a 12-page interview she did on women’s and LGBT rights. … Read more

China Renaissance suspends trading, delays results after founder’s disappearance | CNN Business

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN  —  China Renaissance, a top dealmaker in the country’s tech industry, said it would suspend trading of its shares and delay the release of its annual results because it still can’t get in touch with its founder. Bao Fan, 52, started the boutique investment bank in 2005 and has been unreachable … Read more

Video shows moment man throws yogurt on two women in Iran | CNN

[ad_1] Video shows an incident at a store in the Iranian city of Shandiz where a man approached two unveiled women before proceeding to grab a tub of yogurt from the store and throw it, hitting both women in the head. The video then appears to show a male staff member removing the suspect from … Read more