Muslim teenager Mudassir Alam was killed at a protest in India. His family wants answers

Muslim teenager Mudassir Alam was killed at a protest in India.  His family wants answers

Footage posted to social media of the June 10 protest shows 15-year-old Mudassir Alam raising his fist in the air as the crowd chants, “Long live Islam.” More shots ring out, and Mudassir falls to the ground. “He’s dead!” a bystander shouts, as people try to stop blood flowing from a wound to the teenager’s … Read more

Is there any way out of Israel’s neverending election cycle?

Is there any way out of Israel’s neverending election cycle?

As the Israeli public waits for parliament, the Knesset, to be dissolved next week and Yair Lapid to become caretaker prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and his supporters have been celebrating. A fifth round of elections in less than four years will likely be held sometime in the fall. And despite the fact that Netanyahu is … Read more

Summer starts in Europe with new Covid wave

Summer starts in Europe with new Covid wave

This is the weekly edition of CNN’s coronavirus newsletter. Look out for your roundup every Wednesday. If you haven’t subscribed yet, sign up here. CNN – European countries are seeing a significant increase in Covid-19 cases spurred by highly infectious subvariants of Omicron, raising fears of a new global wave of the disease as immunity … Read more

Knesset passes initial vote to disperse, setting Israel on path to elections

Knesset passes initial vote to disperse, setting Israel on path to elections

The coalition led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett cleared the first major hurdle on its path to ending the current government on Wednesday, passing the first of the four votes necessary to disperse the Knesset and force snap elections. Unable to agree even on dissolution, the opposition and coalition submitted several separate versions of the … Read more

Speaker at meeting of Ginni Thomas group called Biden’s win illegitimate long after Jan. 6, video shows

Speaker at meeting of Ginni Thomas group called Biden’s win illegitimate long after Jan.  6, video shows

Placeholder while article actions load Two months after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to help President Donald Trump stay in office, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, attended a gathering of right-wing activists where a speaker declared to roaring applause that Trump was still the “legitimate president,” … Read more

‘The impossible’: Ukraine’s secret, deadly rescue missions

‘The impossible’: Ukraine’s secret, deadly rescue missions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP)-As was his habit before each flight, the veteran Ukrainian army pilot ran a hand along the fuselage of his Mi-8 helicopter, caressing the heavy transporter’s metal skin to bring luck to him and his crew. They would need it. Their destination – a besieged steel mill in the brutalized city of Mariupol … Read more

Why grain can’t get out of Ukraine

Why grain can’t get out of Ukraine

Approximately 20 million tons of grain sit in storage in Ukraine, with few ways out of the country. It is a slow-moving crisis that is choking Ukraine off from the global economy, and cutting the rest of the world off from Ukraine’s critical supply of grains. Ukraine provides about 10 percent of the global share … Read more

COVID Cases Surge, but Deaths Stay Near Lows

COVID Cases Surge, but Deaths Stay Near Lows

The United States remains better fortified against Covid deaths than it has ever been, scientists said. (Dave Sanders/The New York Times) For two years, the coronavirus killed Americans on a brutal, predictable schedule: A few weeks after infections climbed so did deaths, cutting an unforgiving path across the country. But that pattern appears to have … Read more

‘Day Zero’: This city is counting down the days until its water taps run dry

‘Day Zero’: This city is counting down the days until its water taps run dry

CNN – Every day, Morris Malambile loads his wheelbarrow full of empty plastic containers and pushes it from his home to the nearest running tap. It’s much further than the usual walk to the kitchen sink – just a little under a mile away – but it’s not the distance that bothers him. It’s the … Read more