Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile strike sends terrified civilians rushing for shelter

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile strike sends terrified civilians rushing for shelter

Kramatorsk, Ukraine CNN — A new barrage of missiles ripped through the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Thursday, sending flames and thick plumes into the air as screaming civilians rushed to find shelter. A CNN crew had just arrived on the scene and heard the first incoming strike on Kramatorsk. CNN saw the second … Read more

How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian investigators are also wondering

How do you lose a radioactive capsule?  Australian investigators are also wondering

Brisbane, Australia CNN — The discovery of a tiny radioactive capsule lost alongside a lonely highway in Western Australia raises many questions, including how it escaped layers of radiation-resistant packaging loaded onto a moving truck. It’s one of many puzzling aspects of a case that investigators will examine in the coming weeks as they try … Read more

Peshawar suicide bomber was a Pakistani Taliban disguised as a policeman, official says

Peshawar suicide bomber was a Pakistani Taliban disguised as a policeman, official says

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — The suicide bomber who targeted a mosque inside a police compound in Peshawar, killing more than 80 people, was a member of the Pakistani Taliban disguised as a policeman, a senior official said on Thursday. CCTV footage shows the suspected suicide bomber arriving at a police checkpoint on a scooter on … 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 post on Twitter, the IDF said Israeli warplanes had targeted a chemical production site and a weapons factory belonging to Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that rules Gaza. … Read more

Brazilian Navy says it will sink ‘ghost’ aircraft carrier on the high seas

Brazilian Navy says it will sink ‘ghost’ aircraft carrier on the high seas

Brasilia Reuters — A decommissioned 1960s aircraft carrier that had been floating offshore for three months since Turkey refused entry to be broken up there will be sunk in the Atlantic Ocean in waters under Brazilian jurisdiction, the Brazilian Navy announced on Wednesday. The 32,000 tonne carrier from Sao Paulo had been towed by a … 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 remain in detention in Romania on allegations of human trafficking and rape, CNN affiliate Antena 3 reported Wednesday. . The brothers will remain in Bucharest police custody until February 27, Antena 3 reported. … Read more

US military to get expanded access to military base in the Philippines

US military to get expanded access to military base in the Philippines

CNN — The US military will have access to four other bases in the Philippines under a deal announced during US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s visit to Manila on Thursday. In addition, the two allies said projects on five bases already covered by the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) are nearing completion. The EDCA … Read more

Pregnancy complications linked to higher risk of heart disease, study finds

Pregnancy complications linked to higher risk of heart disease, study finds

CNN — According to a new study, five major pregnancy complications are powerful risk factors for ischemic heart disease throughout life, with the greatest risk occurring within a decade of giving birth. Ischemic heart disease refers to heart problems, including heart attack, caused by narrowed or dysfunctional blood vessels that reduce blood and oxygen flow … Read more

Anti-corruption searches in Ukraine reveal luxury watches, cars and thousands of dollars in cash

Anti-corruption searches in Ukraine reveal luxury watches, cars and thousands of dollars in cash

CNN — Ukrainian authorities have carried out a series of anti-corruption raids across the country, uncovering stashes of cash as well as luxury watches and cars. Among those involved in the investigations is the acting head of Kyiv’s tax administration, who allegedly participated in a scheme to ignore 45 billion Ukrainian hryvnia ($1.2 billion) in … Read more

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

CNN — Russia is preparing for a “maximum escalation” of the war in Ukraine, potentially as early as the next few weeks, according to a senior Ukrainian national security official. “These will be defining months in the war,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Sky News in an interview broadcast … Read more