Blog List Layout

UEFA president says those planning new Super League are ‘taking football hostage’

Speaking to CNN Sport contributor Darren Lewis, Ceferin did not hold back on the proposals which threaten to rock the foundations of the sport but was confident the new league would not be a success. “Because we [UEFA] respect the fans, the traditions, football, the football community, our society, we …

Read More »

Navalny transferred to hospital as concerns mount over jailed Kremlin critic’s health

Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) said in a statement Monday that the opposition leader had been moved to the hospital, which specializes in “dynamic” observation of patients. The hospital is located on the “territory” of another penal colony, in the Vladimir region. The statement said that Navalny was in “satisfactory” …

Read More »

After centuries of nomadic living, Thailand’s ‘sea people’ adapt to life on land

Ko Surin, Thailand (CNN) — These days, Salamak Klathalay, like most of us, lives in a house, on land. But this is a relatively new experience for the 78-year-old. “As a kid, I lived on a boat part of the year and on land part of the year,” Salamak tells …

Read More »

‘Out of control’ fire breaks out in Cape Town’s Table Mountain National Park

Two firefighters were injured and admitted to the hospital and nine structures were destroyed in the blaze, Jermaine Carelse, spokesperson for the Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services, told CNN in an email on Sunday. Around 200 firefighters have been dispatched to battle the massive blaze, Carelse said, adding that …

Read More »

Typhoon Surigae is slowly moving away from the eastern provinces of the Philippines

Monday morning, Surigae’s maximum wind speed decreased to 140 mph (220 kph). While it is no longer a super typhoon, it is still a powerful typhoon, equivalent to a category 4 Atlantic hurricane. Over the weekend, Surigae attained maxmium sustained winds of 190 mph (305 kph), becoming the strongest typhoon …

Read More »

At least 11 killed in Egypt as train derails

More than 50 ambulances were dispatched by the Ministry of Health to rescue the injured from the crash. The Egyptian Railways Authority said it was still investigating why the train, which was heading from Cairo to Mansoura, derailed. “During the passage of train No. 949/3209 heading from Cairo to Mansoura, …

Read More »

Navalny’s life is Putin’s ‘personal’ responsibility, say Russian politicians

“The state of health of political prisoner Alexey Navalny threatens his life,” said the letter, signed by 11 politicians representing several regional parliaments, as they demanded an independent doctor is immediately allowed to visit Navalny. The opposition figure went on a hunger strike on March 31, demanding “proper medical care” …

Read More »

US and China agree to cooperate on climate change after talks in Shanghai

In a joint statement released on Sunday, Washington and Beijing said the climate crisis “must be addressed with seriousness and urgency” and agreed to work together to “strengthen” the implementation of the Paris Agreement. “The United States and China will continue to discuss, both on the road to COP 26 …

Read More »

Cuba’s Raul Castro steps down, ending the era of his famous clan at the country’s helm

Things have not worked out exactly according to Castro’s plan. As Castro announced he was stepping down on Friday, his country is deep in crisis. The tourism-dependent island has been battered by the pandemic; the economy shrunk at least 11% in 2020 according to government estimates. Cubans each day spend …

Read More »

Brazil asks women ‘if possible’ to delay pregnancy over Covid variants

“If possible, (the women should) postpone the pregnancy a bit to a better time so that (they) can have a more peaceful pregnancy,” Secretary of Primary Health Care of the Brazilian health ministry Raphael Camara said Friday. “We cannot say this to those who are 42, 43 years old, of …

Read More »