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

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

Hong Kong is criminalizing CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

Hong Kong is criminalizing CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

Hong-Kong CNN — Two years ago, cannabidiol was booming in Hong Kong. The compound, known as CBD, popped up in cafes, restaurants and shops, with companies eager to enter an exciting new market that was already well established in countries around the world. That came to an end on Wednesday, when CBD was criminalized in … Read more

IMF: Global economic outlook slightly ‘less gloomy’ than expected

IMF: Global economic outlook slightly ‘less gloomy’ than expected

London CNN — The global economy will weaken this year as rising interest rates and the Russian war in Ukraine continue to weigh on activity. But economists are more optimistic than they were a few months ago. The International Monetary Fund said Monday it now expects global growth to slow from 3.4% in 2022 to … Read more

About 1,000 US flights have been canceled due to winter weather

About 1,000 US flights have been canceled due to winter weather

Editor’s Note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening up, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest on aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. CNN — In the US, nearly 1,000 Monday flights were canceled as winter weather swept through the center … Read more

With a finch and a fish, this scientist has changed our understanding of the tree of life

With a finch and a fish, this scientist has changed our understanding of the tree of life

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — In the Galapagos Islands, a ground finch that usually chewed on small, soft seeds was forced to eat harder, larger seeds during a drought. Within a few generations, the bird developed a larger … Read more

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

CNN — Covid-19 has become the eighth most common cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published Monday. Children are dying from Covid-19 significantly less than any other age group — less than 1% of all deaths since the start of the pandemic have been among those under the … Read more

Plant in Iran: Israel was behind drone attacks, US media report

Plant in Iran: Israel was behind drone attacks, US media report

CNN — According to US media, US officials are convinced that drone attacks on a military factory in Isfahan, Iran’s central city, were carried out by Israel. Tehran said on Sunday that drones attacked the Isfahan factory late in the evening and called the operation “failed”. The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times … Read more

Adani Group beats Hindenburg ‘attack on India’ as share price hits $70 billion

Adani Group beats Hindenburg ‘attack on India’ as share price hits  billion

New Delhi CNN — The Adani Group has accused a US investment firm of launching “a calculated attack” on India by publishing a report alleging widespread fraud at the Ports-to-Power conglomerate. Hindenburg Research last week released its report on billionaire Gautam Adani’s affairs, accusing the group of “brutal stock manipulation and accounting fraud over decades.” … Read more