BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by police’ as protests spread across China

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by police’ as protests spread across China

CNN Business — BBC journalist Edward Lawrence was arrested by Shanghai police at the scene of the protests on Sunday evening, according to the BBC and as captured in what appears to be mobile phone footage of the arrest. Although he has since been released, a BBC spokesperson said he was extremely concerned about his … Read more

Houston closes schools Monday as city is under boil water advisory

Houston closes schools Monday as city is under boil water advisory

CNN — All public schools in Houston will be closed Monday after the city issued a boil water advisory Sunday night due to a loss of water pressure at a sewage treatment plant, officials said. The Houston Independent School District said the Twitter he is monitoring the situation and will provide further updates on Monday. … Read more

Chinese markets slump as protests erupt over Covid lockdowns

Chinese markets slump as protests erupt over Covid lockdowns

hong kong CNN Business — China’s major stock indexes and its currency opened sharply lower on Monday as widespread protests over the country’s tough Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend rattled investor sentiment. Hong Kong Hang Seng Index (HSI) fell 4.2% in early trading. It was last down 3.5%. The Hang Seng Index (HSI) of Chinese … Read more

Pilot and passenger trapped after small plane crashes into power lines in Maryland

Pilot and passenger trapped after small plane crashes into power lines in Maryland

CNN — The pilot and passenger of a small plane were trapped after crashing into power lines in Maryland on Sunday, local officials said. Rescue units were dispatched at 5:30 p.m. to report a small plane had slammed into Montgomery County power lines, according to Pete Piringer, chief spokesman for the Montgomery County (MD) Fire … Read more

Mexican authorities search for 2 missing Americans, including NAU professor, in Gulf of California

Mexican authorities search for 2 missing Americans, including NAU professor, in Gulf of California

CNN — Mexican authorities are looking for two Americans who went missing after a kayaking trip off Puerto Peñasco in the Gulf of California, local authorities said on Saturday. It is not known exactly when the couple has disappeared. Yeon-Su Kim is a professor of forestry at Northern Arizona University, according to her college bio. … Read more

Iran calls for US kicked out of 2022 World Cup after changing Iranian flag on social media to show support for protesters

Iran calls for US kicked out of 2022 World Cup after changing Iranian flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iranian state media have called for the expulsion of the United States from the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed the Iranian flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed the Iranian national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram … Read more

Atlantic station shooting: 12-year-old killed, 5 teens injured in shooting in shopping district near downtown Atlanta

Atlantic station shooting: 12-year-old killed, 5 teens injured in shooting in shopping district near downtown Atlanta

CNN — A 12-year-old child was killed and five teenagers were injured in a shootout on Saturday night after gunfire erupted near the Atlantic Station shopping district in Atlanta following a dispute involving minors, according to city officials. Among those injured, a teenager suffered serious injuries while four others were “shot or injured in some … Read more

“A significant weather event will be likely” this week, according to meteorologists

“A significant weather event will be likely” this week, according to meteorologists

CNN — A robust new storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest on Sunday is expected to bring severe storms to the south this week. The Storm Prediction Center issued an early forecast warning, calling for “a significant severe weather event” in parts of the lower Mississippi Valley on Tuesday. “This storm system will have … Read more

Richard Fierro: Army veteran who shot Colorado nightclub shooter thanks community for support a week after attack

Richard Fierro: Army veteran who shot Colorado nightclub shooter thanks community for support a week after attack

CNN — Richard Fierro, the Army veteran who helped take down a gunman shooting patrons at a Colorado LGBTQ nightclub, expressed his deep appreciation for the community’s support when the family brewery reopened the day after Thanksgiving. “It was a really nice day,” Fierro told CNN’s Jim Acosta on Saturday. “I couldn’t thank enough people. … Read more

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei dies at 64, officials say

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei dies at 64, officials say

CNN — Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei died suddenly at the age of 64, the country’s foreign ministry announced on Saturday. “Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, passed away suddenly today,” the Foreign Ministry said on its official Facebook account, without providing further details on the circumstances surrounding the Minister … Read more