Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile attack sends terrified civilians looking for shelter

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile attack sends terrified civilians looking for shelter

Kramatorsk, Ukraine CNN — A new barrage of rockets swept through the eastern Ukraine city of Kramatorsk on Thursday, sending flames and thick plumes into the sky as screaming civilians rushed for shelter. A CNN team had just arrived and heard the first incoming attack on Kramatorsk. CNN saw the second strike, with two strikes … Read more

Peshawar suicide bomber was a Pakistani Taliban disguised as a police officer, an official says

Peshawar suicide bomber was a Pakistani Taliban disguised as a police officer, an official says

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — The suicide bomber who targeted a mosque in a police complex in Peshawar, killing more than 80 people, was a member of Pakistan’s Taliban disguised as a police officer, a senior official said Thursday. CCTV footage shows the suspected perpetrator arriving at a police checkpoint on Monday, asking an officer for … Read more

ECB and Bank of England raise interest rates again against inflation

ECB and Bank of England raise interest rates again against inflation

London CNN — Europe’s two largest central banks raised interest rates sharply on Thursday, opting for a bigger increase than the US Federal Reserve as inflation in the region remains near historically high levels. The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England both raised interest rates by another half a percentage point. Benchmark … Read more

How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian researchers are wondering the same thing

How do you lose a radioactive capsule?  Australian researchers are wondering the same thing

Brisbane, Australia CNN — The discovery of a small lost radioactive capsule next to a remote highway in Western Australia raises many questions – not least how it escaped layers of radiation-resistant packaging loaded onto a moving truck. It’s one of many puzzling aspects of a case that researchers will investigate in the coming weeks … Read more

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes after intercepting rocket attack

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes after intercepting rocket attack

CNN — Israel carried out airstrikes in Gaza early Thursday after intercepting a rocket attack from the coastal enclave, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. In a Twitter post, the IDF said Israeli fighter jets captured a chemical production site and a weapons factory owned by Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that controls Gaza. “The … Read more

Andrew Tate loses appeal against detention in Romania

Andrew Tate loses appeal against detention in Romania

CNN — Andrew Tate, the controversial former kickboxer turned social media influencer, and his brother Tristan have lost their appeal and will be held in Romania on charges of human trafficking and rape, CNN affiliate Antena 3 reported Wednesday. The brothers will remain in the custody of the Bucharest police until February 27, reported Antena … Read more

US military personnel will have expanded access to military bases in the Philippines

US military personnel will have expanded access to military bases in the Philippines

CNN — The US military will gain access to four more bases in the Philippines under an agreement announced when US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited Manila on Thursday. In addition, the two allies said projects at five bases already covered by the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) were nearing completion. The EDCA … Read more

Australia’s new $5 note will not feature King Charles

Australia’s new  note will not feature King Charles

Brisbane CNN — Australia’s new $5 banknote will not feature Britain’s King Charles III, but rather a new design that “honours the culture and history of the first Australians,” the central bank announced Thursday. The design will replace Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) said in a statement, adding … Read more

The Brazilian navy says it will sink the ‘ghost’ aircraft carrier in the high seas

The Brazilian navy says it will sink the ‘ghost’ aircraft carrier in the high seas

Brazil Reuters — A decommissioned 1960s aircraft carrier that has been floating offshore for three months since Turkey refused entry to be scrapped there will be sunk in the Atlantic Ocean in waters under Brazil’s jurisdiction, Brazil’s navy said Wednesday. The 32,000-tonne Sao Paulo tanker had been towed to Europe by a tug, but failed … Read more

Complications in pregnancy linked to higher risk of heart disease, study finds

Complications in pregnancy linked to higher risk of heart disease, study finds

CNN — Five major pregnancy complications are strong lifelong risk factors for ischemic heart disease, a new study finds, with the highest risk occurring in the decade after giving birth. Ischemic heart disease refers to heart problems, including heart attack, caused by narrowed or dysfunctional blood vessels that reduce blood and oxygen supply to the … Read more