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Nadhim Zahawi committed a serious breach of ministerial code, says Sunak
Nadhim Zahawi is sacked as Tory Party chairman after an inquiry finds he failed to disclose investigation into his tax affairs.

Chris Mason: Zahawi sacking raises questions over Sunak's judgement
The verdict on Nadhim Zahawi's tax affairs is decisive and puts the PM's judgement under the spotlight, says the BBC's political editor.

Isla Bryson case: Movement of violent transgender prisoners paused
The prison service will carry out an urgent review after trans rapist Isla Bryson was placed in a women's jail.

Hexham stabbings: Boy, 16, charged with murdering teenage girl
Holly Newton, 15, was stabbed in Hexham on Friday evening and later died in hospital.

Dame Esther Rantzen reveals lung cancer diagnosis
The charity founder and pioneering broadcaster says she feels "optimistic" about her treatment.

Grenfell fire: Michael Gove says government guidance was a factor
"Faulty and ambiguous" rules were not policed properly by various governments, Michael Gove says.

Ryanair and EasyJet ready to snap up Flybe staff
Airlines are inviting employees of the collapsed airline to fill vacancies for cabin crew and other roles.

German chancellor says he won't send fighter jets to Ukraine
The request for the jets comes just days after Germany committed to supplying Leopard 2 tanks.

Richard Sharp: Johnson was told to stop asking for loan advice - report
The then-PM was told to "no longer" seek advice from Richard Sharp before he became BBC chairman, the Sunday Times reports.

More than 50 die in two Pakistan accidents
A bus fell into a ravine in the south-west, while 10 children died when a boat capsized in the north-west.

NHS: More at-home care offered in attempt to shorten waiting times
Boosting care in the community is identified as being key to help the health service's recovery.

Cost of living: Swim Wales warns 150 swimming pools could close
Without help a third of swimming pools could close, the head of swimming's governing body warns.

Cost of living: Cash bonuses behind record number of bank switches
Up to £200 was offered by some banks to switching customers - prompting the most moves since 2013.

Cost of living with food allergies becoming 'unbearable'
Prices of supermarket staples are rising at the fastest rate in decades, hitting "free from" shoppers hard.

Energy saving scheme: What is the energy saving scheme for electricity?
A scheme to reward people for cutting back on electricity use is running for a second day.

Cost of living: Woman puts cat down jumper to keep warm
Sharon Hearn says she can only afford to heat her home for two hours a day.

NHS pressures: Staff leave social care for more money
One worker found social care "very rewarding" and would return if he could get truck driver wages.

UK inflation rate calculator: How much are prices rising for you?
Use our calculator to find out how much the cost of living is going up in your household.

Can I get a Cold Weather Payment and how much are they?
Cold Weather Payments are available to some when there is a run of sub-zero temperatures.

Why inflation is falling but prices are still rising
We report this percentage every month but here are three things you may not know.

Cost of living: Five tips when asking for a pay rise
Recruiters, a manager and a workplace psychologist give their advice on how to negotiate for more money.

Energy bills rise for 2.5 million homes on Economy 7
Customers on Economy 7 tariffs see bills rise 7.6% despite the government fixing prices until April.

Mensa: What happens when 'child geniuses' grow up
After a four-year-old joins Mensa, we ask formerly gifted children about the expectations they faced.

Happy Valley's Ryan: Rhys Connah on starring in hit TV drama then and now
Rhys Connah started as a child actor in the show. He talks about how things have changed a decade on.

Unanswered questions from videos of Tyre Nichols' arrest
The footage shows a brutal beating but we still don't know why officers decided to stop his car.

'Elon Musk has made me embarrassed to drive my Tesla now'
Elon Musk was once hailed as the secret to Tesla's success. Now he's one of its problems.

'Relief and delight' over bereavement benefit change
Parents who are not married can now claim bereavement support payments if they lose a partner.

How tanks from Germany, US and UK could change the Ukraine war
German Leopard 2 tanks and US M1 Abrams tanks will lead attacks on Russian forces - but is it enough?

Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Liverpool: Kaoru Mitoma injury-time goal sends FA Cup holders out
Kaoru Mitoma scores in stoppage time as Brighton knock holders Liverpool out of the FA Cup with victory at the Amex.

England in South Africa: Touring bowlers struggle as Temba Bavuma hits ton as hosts win ODI series
England failed to defend 342 as Temba Bavuma's century in the second ODI helped South Africa clinch a 2-0 series victory.

Australian Open 2023: Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in Melbourne final
Novak Djokovic wins a record-extending 10th Australian Open and a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam men's title by seeing off Stefanos Tsitsipas.

FA Cup: Kaoru Mitoma scores a sensational late winning goal against Liverpool
Watch as Brighton forward Kaoru Mitoma scores a brilliant 92nd-minute goal to send his side through to the FA Cup fifth round at the expense of holders Liverpool.

FA Cup: Oliver McBurnie heads Sheffield United into early lead at Wrexham
Sheffield United forward heads his side into the lead in the second minute of their FA Cup fourth round tie against Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground.

'We wanted a fresh start in 2023 - but we've been worse'
Liverpool hoped a new year would bring a change in form - but their FA Cup exit at Brighton is another low in a largely miserable season.

Al Jazeera

Germany’s Scholz denounces ‘bidding war’ over jets for Ukraine
Chancellor's comments follow requests by Ukrainian politicians for fighter aircraft after battle tanks were pledged.

Maldives on edge after bitterly fought presidential primary
Ruling party says President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won primary, but his rival has yet to concede and has alleged fraud.

Blinken arrives in Egypt as Israeli-Palestinian tensions soar
The US secretary of state begins a Middle East visit with Israel, Palestine, Ukraine, and Iran high on the agenda.

British volunteer killed during rescue mission in Ukraine mourned
Memorial service held for aid worker Andrew Bagshaw, one of two Britons killed during a rescue operation.

Novak Djokovic dominates Tsitsipas to win 10th Australian Open
Djokovic defeated Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) to claim a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam title.

Netanyahu gives Israelis ‘green light to shoot Palestinians’
Israeli PM's plan to expedite gun permits for Israelis gives go-ahead for more attacks on Palestinians, analysts say.

Israeli guards kill Palestinian near West Bank settlement
Karam Ali Ahmad Salman, 18, was shot dead near the settlement of Kedumim the Palestinian health ministry reported.

We are ‘greening’ ourselves to extinction
Apocalypse investors are pushing fake climate solutions on us that are making climate change worse.

UK PM Sunak fires Conservative Party chairman after tax probe
Nadhim Zahawi's dismissal comes after a probe into his tax affairs found a serious breach of the ministerial code.

Dozens killed in Pakistan bus, boat accidents
A bus fell into a ravine and a boat carrying schoolchildren capsised on Sunday.

Amid economic turmoil, Pakistan hikes up fuel prices
Decision comes amid stalled negotiations with global lender IMF which is yet to release a crucial instalment of $1.1bn.

Back from extinction: Resurrecting the Tasmanian tiger
The last thylacine is thought to have died in the 1930s. Meet the scientists who want to bring it back.

Iran says embassy attack should not affect Azerbaijan relations
Iran and Azerbaijan disagree on whether Friday’s attack on the Azeri embassy in Tehran constituted a 'terrorist act'.

‘Ideology of hate’ consuming India, Gandhi’s great-grandson says
Tushar Gandhi has blamed the rise of PM Modi and the BJP for increasing polarisation and division in the country.

Protester dies in Lima as Peru’s crisis continues
Protesters clash with police in Lima after lawmakers vote down proposals to hold elections this year.

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 340
As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 340th day, we take a look at the main developments.

Tens of thousands of Israelis continue anti-gov’t protests
Protesters gather against Israel's right-wing government's planned changes that will weaken the judicial system.

Earthquake in Iran’s Khoy kills three, injures hundreds
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Khoy, which has experienced several earthquakes in the previous months.

Low turnout expected as Tunisia holds parliamentary elections
In Sunday’s second round, voters are choosing among 262 candidates seeking to fill the 131 remaining seats.

KLM ‘unrest’ travel warning for Kenya, Tanzania sparks anger
Kenyan and Tanzanian governments accuse the carrier of spreading 'unfounded' claims about purported 'civil unrest'.

North Korea denies arming Russia’s Wagner group
Denial comes after the US accused North Korea of supplying rockets and missiles to the Russian private military company.

Memphis disbands police unit linked to Tyre Nichols’s beating
Police chief 'permanently deactivates' the unit that included the five officers charged over the death of Tyre Nichols.

Iran thwarts drone attacks on Isfahan military site
Iranian defence ministry says a loud blast heard in Isfahan was caused by 'unsuccessful' drone attacks.

Netanyahu announces plans to arm Israelis after Jerusalem attack
Netanyahu's move could further increase violence that has seen 32 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces this month.

Czech Republic secures pro-West direction as ex-NATO general wins
Former NATO General Petr Pavel will become the fourth president of the Czech Republic.

Global Times

Hometown Witness: 'Revenge' holiday spending seen nationwide, as people pack streets, markets

Xi's footprints convey China's contribution, injecting stability to a turbulent world

Stable supply

GT on the spot: Top ports put more weight on domestic consumption in 2023: insiders

China to allocate more funding to support key new basic infrastructure projects

GT on the spot: China's Ningbo Zhoushan Port plays a booster for global trade recovery with high automation and digital operations in post-COVID era

China to speed up construction of 1,400 major investment projects

Chinese women's football team shows unity, true form in the face of serious challenges

Safety check

GT on the spot: Sunny Sanya now basking in tourism boom as holiday-goers fly in

Beijing sets 2023 economic growth target at more than 4.5%

Foreign funds race to explore Chinese capital market in 2023

Chairman of World Muslim Communities Council impressed by visit, says 'important for Muslim world to understand Xinjiang'

China revises treatment guideline for critical COVID patients, reflecting 'people first, life first' principle

Local laws should be amended to align with overriding National Security Law for HK: top official

Japan joining US' chip export ban against China could leave its semiconductor industry stifled: experts

HK business gears up to resume exchanges with mainland as borders reopening

Meeting the Veep

Standing guard

Exclusive: After the border reopening, Hong Kong continues to rebound and be vibrant with abundant opportunities: HK financial chief

China communicates with WHO five times in past month, is open and transparent: FM

HK to complete amending legal practitioner ordinance by June, following top legislature's interpretation: LegCo member

Chinese Ambassador to S.Korea expresses concern over discriminatory entry policy, says China not responsible for visa issues

Qin Gang meets AUC chairman; both sides show confidence in prospects of China-Africa relations

Joint declaration of EU and NATO 'reflects bias, arrogance against China'

Chinese economy seen as the most optimistic in 2023, survey by senior executives from China, Japan and South Korea shows

China's Type 052D destroyer gets upgraded propulsion system

Xi's reply letter to COPAG encourages Chinese artists to sing for the times, dance for the people, for the world

Station attack

China 'well prepared' as US looks to put Japan in actual combat frontlines

War game instigates US intervention in possible Taiwan Straits conflict

Stamp of approval

Nurses demand fair contracts

Chinese ambassador sends fresh positive signals amid strong appeal from Australia for cooperation

Ravaged by storms

Islamic scholars from 14 countries visit Xinjiang region, praise efforts on countering terrorism, extremism

After reopening, Erenhot, and other Chinese border cities eye fast economic recovery

Xi stresses need to promote rigorous Party self-governance; 'system construction' key to long-term anti-corruption campaign

Chinese localities step up efforts to support dairy farmers amid tough market conditions

New Chinese FM to visit 'old friends' in Africa, continue fine tradition of New Year's first trip

China-targeting containment looms large in Japan-US alliance as Kishida kicks off visit to 5 G7 nations

Carried to safety

Power struggle in US to result in more 'fragmentation' as Biden 'plans to run' for 2024, may face 'witch-hunt' from Republicans in House

Exclusive: Number of Indian travelers to China for study, business and visit to increase significantly: Chinese Embassy in India

Dancing in the New Year

China, Philippines to resume oil and gas cooperation in S.China Sea, properly manage differences: joint statement

Western news agencies, politicians maintain insistence on their double standards no matter how China changes its anti-virus policies

Significant results including energy cooperation expected from Turkmen president's visit to China

Weighed down by political chaos at home, US to reopen embassy in Solomons, revealing desperate attempt to maintain hegemony

US seeks to play up 'trade initiative' with Taiwan island, though little progress has been made

MercoPress - South American Agency

Protests surge all across US after police brutality video goes viral

President Biden praised “the courage and fortitude of the family” A large number of protesters convened Friday on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington DC to express their anger over the killing of Tyre Nichols, a young African-American man who was beaten to death by law enforcement officers, as video footage that went viral this week proved.

A hot tempered ambassador and will Falklands' HMS Forth be allowed to dock in Chile

Argentine ambassador in Chile, Rafael Bielsa, triggered a serious incident between the two neighboring countries which was finally contained by both sides The leak of an audio message with no kind words from the Chilean foreign ministry top staff and advisors towards the Argentine ambassador in Chile, Rafael Bielsa, triggered a severe incident between the two neighboring countries which was finally contained by both sides with a cascade of compliments for the top figures involved.

Chief of Police to leave Royal Falkland Islands Police

Tuesday 31 January will be RFIP Chief of Police Michael Luke last day of service. Arrangements are being made for an Acting Chief of Police The Falkland Islands Government has announced that, they have accepted the resignation of Michael Luke in his role as Chief of Police for the Royal Falkland Islands Police. His last day of service will be Tuesday 31 January.

Scottish MPs disgruntled with decision to have naval support vessels built in Spain

Members of the Scottish Affairs Committee challenged ministers to set out why a  £1.6bn contract for the construction of three naval support ships had gone to an international consortium Scottish shipyards need “greater clarity” from the UK Government over where contracts for new naval vessels will be placed in the coming decades, MPs have said.

IACHR team rounds up Bolivian assignment

The detention of Santa Cruz governor Camacho was among the subjects brought to the attention of the IACHR delegation  An Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) team rounded up its mission in Bolivia on Friday after being told that the government abode by its recommendations issued after the political crisis of 2019. The visiting delegation also collected testimony from the victims claiming otherwise.

Brazilian FM ratifies commitment to WTO

Vieira suggested the organization held annual meetings to deepen the engagement on member countries in ongoing affairs Brazil's Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira Friday told World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the South American country's commitment to the global entity under the new administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.

Peru: Boluarte favors moving elections forward, perhaps this year

“I'm here because I took on a responsibility and will be here until Congress sets a date. That's why I ask: Come to an agreement,” Boluarte stressed Peruvian President Dina Boluarte said Friday that she did not oppose bringing forward the elections, which is one of the demands of the demonstrators that have marched all across the country since the impeachment of former President Pedro Castillo Terrones on Dec. 7.

Degradation also harmful to Amazon rainforest, study shows

Since forest fires intensify during drought years, “much larger megafires” were forecast One-third of the Amazon rainforest has been degraded by a combination of human activity and drought, according to a scientific report carried this week by the journal Science. The study released on Thursday yielded results much higher than previously thought and underlined that, in addition to deforestation, degradation can be just as harmful.

Maduro reviews human rights situation in Venezuela with Türk

The meeting between Türk and Maduro lasted for about one hour Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Volker Türk reviewed the situation in the South American country during a meeting Friday at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas.

Brazil: Federal Police launches 3rd phase of Operation Lesa Pátria

Operation Lesa Pátria is now “permanent, with periodic updates on the number of warrants issued, people captured, and fugitives,” the Federal Police said Brazilian Federal Police (PF) Friday launched the third phase of Operation Lesa Pátria (lèse patria) by serving arrest and search-and-seizure warrants across five states and the Federal District, Agencia Brasil reported.


Russian teen faces years in jail over social media post criticizing Ukrainian war
Olesya Krivtsova sports an anti-Putin tattoo on one ankle and a bracelet that tracks her every move on the other.

What we know so far about the number of tanks pledged to Ukraine from each country

Protesters across the US decry police brutality after Tyre Nichols' death
Protesters once again took to the streets to decry police brutality over the weekend after the release of video depicting the violent Memphis police beating that led to the death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols.

Why police reform utterly failed to protect Tyre Nichols
The conduct of the Memphis police officers who were charged with fatally beating Tyre Nichols is revolting in its brutality and disheartening in revealing just how little the needle of police reform has moved in decades.

These are the moments that led to Tyre Nichols' death
Video of Tyre Nichols' deadly arrest was released by the Memphis Police Department. These are the most critical moments.

Drones attack military plant in Iran: Tehran
Drones attacked a military plant in Iran's central city of Isfahan, Tehran said on Sunday.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fires Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi over tax scandal
The UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak bowed to pressure on Sunday by firing the Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi, who has faced criticism over his personal tax arrangements.

Novak Djokovic wins 10th Australian Open title and record-equaling 22nd grand slam
The result was familiar, the ease with which it was achieved somewhat of a surprise. The historic implications of this match certainly did not shackle Novak Djokovic as the Serb beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to win a 10th Australian Open title and a record-equaling 22nd grand slam.

Lunar New Year holiday trips surge in China after lifting of Covid restrictions
China saw 226 million domestic trips during the Lunar New Year holiday, state media reported, a 74% surge from last year after the government lifted all travel curbs under its now-abandoned zero-Covid policy.

10 children killed and seven injured in Pakistan after boat capsizes
Ten children were killed and seven were injured when a boat capsized on a lake in northern Pakistan Sunday, police said.

Settlements to be 'strengthened' in wake of Jerusalem attacks, Israeli PM says
Israel will "take steps to strengthen settlement" in response to shooting attacks in Jerusalem Friday and Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

Ret. colonel breaks down what Russian and Ukrainian armies may do next
Retired US Air Force Col. Cedric Leighton maps out the strategies of the Russian and Ukrainian armies as they battle over key positions in eastern Ukraine.

Father charged with killing his wife and son. See his interview with investigators
Prosecutors in the murder trial of South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh release a video of Murdaugh's first interview with authorities after his wife and son were found killed. CNN correspondent Randi Kaye reports.

Hundreds injured, 3 dead, as earthquake hits Iran
At least two people were killed, and more than 300 injured when a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Iran on Saturday night local time.

Bus crash kills 39 people in Pakistan
At least 39 people were killed when a bus careered into a ditch and caught fire in the southern Pakistan city of Bela on Sunday.

Massive fire breaks out at oil refinery in Iran
A massive fire broke out at an oil refinery in northwestern Iran on Saturday, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported.

Inside the secretive process to select the first astronauts for NASA's next moon mission
Sometime this spring, NASA will make one of the biggest announcements in its history when it names the initial four-person crew for its flagship Artemis program to return astronauts to the moon for the first time in 50 years.

The names and places that define America's week of 'tragedy upon tragedy'
Tyre Nichols. Monterey Park. Half Moon Bay.

Paul Pelosi attacker trafficks in conspiracy theories in call to TV station after video release
The man who attacked the husband of Nancy Pelosi in their home last year showed no remorse and continued his dangerous fixation on the former House speaker in a bizarre phone call to a San Francisco reporter on Friday, according to the Bay Area station's reporting.

Is it Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year? Depends who you ask
Last week, K-pop singer Danielle Marsh asked her online fans what they were doing for Chinese New Year. A profuse apology followed two days later, in which she promised to "try to be more careful" and acknowledged the "hurt" she had caused.

US Surgeon General says 13 is 'too early' to join social media
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says he believes 13 is too young for children to be on social media platforms, because although sites allow children of that age to join, kids are still "developing their identity."

In Japan, pet fish playing Nintendo Switch run up bill on owner's credit card
Here's something you don't see everyday. Pet fish playing a video game in Japan managed to log on to the Nintendo Switch store, change their owner's avatar, set up a Pay Pal account and rack up a credit card bill.

How a harrowing fire became a silver lining for a museum of Chinese American life
The Museum of Chinese in America's workshop space in Lower Manhattan is brimming with artifacts that were very nearly lost to history.

Trump hits out at DeSantis on campaign trail
Former President Donald Trump said Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis would be disloyal if he decided to run for president in 2024.

This painting was found in a farm shed covered in bird droppings. It sold for $3 million
Once abandoned in a farm shed, a rediscovered Anthony van Dyck painting has sold for over $3 million at auction.

'We got cheated': LA Lakers furious after missed foul in loss to Boston Celtics
LeBron James was left hunched on the court in frustration after referees missed a foul on his attempted game-winning layup, and the Los Angeles Lakers succumbed to a 125-121 overtime loss against the Boston Celtics.

Biden's approval drops as he takes the spotlight from Trump
President Joe Biden's political standing has benefited greatly over the past couple of years from his predecessor Donald Trump's inability to cede the limelight. It's part of the reason that Biden's Democratic Party had one of the best midterms last fall for a party that controlled the White House, despite the president's low approval rating.

How 'The 1619 Project' reveals democracy's only hope for the future
The first two episodes of "The 1619 Project," a documentary series which premiered on Hulu on Thursday, brings to life the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times multimedia project created by Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Kim Kardashian's Skims taps 'White Lotus' breakout stars for new campaign
Scheming "White Lotus" besties Mia and Lucia have moved onto their next gig: a Skims fashion campaign.

See the 'big money marketing' of Jesus that's set to air during the Super Bowl
A $100 million campaign, "He Gets Us," that promotes Jesus Christ and his teachings is set to showcase its ads during the Super Bowl. It's funded by anonymous donors acting through a nonprofit linked to staunchly conservative causes, as CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

Live longer with these dishes from 'blue zones' in America
In a few, unique communities around the globe, people live long and heathy lives, up to and past 100. Dubbed "blue zones," residents of these areas share a common environment and lifestyle that scientists believe contribute to their longevity.

Video shows delivery driver getting robbed at gunpoint in Florida
Two suspects are in jail and facing felony charges after robbing a delivery driver at gunpoint in Florida, stealing packages and personal items.

Roger Federer's photo with Blackpink goes viral with more than a million likes
Blink and you would have missed it.

Croatia's secret beaches and little Venices
Head to Croatia's northern Adriatic coast to discover some of the country's most captivating regions. While Dubrovnik and other parts of southern Dalmatia get the lion's share of attention, the Istrian peninsula and the neighboring islands and coastal ports of the Kvarner Gulf reveal other sides of Croatia's rich culture and history.

Beloved 'Weinerman' statue returned to West Virginia restaurant
A West Virginia restaurant is celebrating after its beloved "Weinerman" statue was returned.

Bills safety Damar Hamlin thanks first responders and fans in first public speech since suffering cardiac arrest
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin spoke publicly on Saturday for the first time since suffering a cardiac arrest on the field earlier this month in a video posted on social media.

'I know I'm gonna get roasted:' Julia Fox shows off tiny NYC apartment in TikTok tour
In true New York City fashion, Julia Fox's apartment is a little tight on space.

Video: This tiny shape-shifting robot can melt its way out of a cage
Researchers took gallium, a metal with a low melting point, and embedded it with magnetic particles to create a robot that can melt and move. Their inspiration? A sea cucumber.

NFL Playoffs: Conference Championships Preview
The race for the NFL's coveted Lombardi trophy has narrowed to just four teams.

How an Airbnb disaster led to a beautiful friendship
When a huge plumbing disaster strikes, most Airbnb guests would pack their bags and demand their money back, while their hosts would glumly write off their profits and try to forget about it.

Try this 10-minute workout that gets to every major muscle group with just one dumbbell
Grab a dumbbell and some workout gear and follow along with mobility coach Dana Santas as she takes you through 5 exercises. She uses just one piece of equipment to target every major muscle group in about 10 minutes.

15-year-old Isabeau Levito wins US figure skating title
Teenager Isabeau Levito underlined her status as a future Olympian by winning her first US figure skating title.

Ukraine tank commander says his unit has just one problem
CNN Senior International Correspondent Frederik Pleitgen goes to the front lines near Bakhmut, Ukraine, with a unit fighting Russian forces in a Soviet-era T-64 tank.

West to deliver 321 tanks to Ukraine, says diplomat, as North Korea accuses US of 'crossing the red line'
Western countries will deliver more than 300 tanks to Ukraine, Kyiv's ambassador to France said Friday.

Trump takes aim at DeSantis in first major campaign swing
Former President Donald Trump took aim at Ron DeSantis Saturday, claiming the Florida governor and his team are "trying to rewrite history" regarding their Covid-19 pandemic response, and called the potential presidential run by his GOP rival "very disloyal."

After tragedy struck Monterey Park's vibrant dance community, residents insist they will return to their beloved ballroom
For years, dancers in high heels and glitzy dresses have hurried into Phillip Sam's beauty supply store in Monterey Park ahead of big events, searching the maze of products for a finishing touch -- strong hold hairspray, a swipe of glittery eyeshadow, a bejeweled claw clip. 

'Westernization is not the answer': Artist Àsìkò explores Yoruba culture through mythology
Appreciating cultural heritage and using it to imagine a better future: that's one of the goals of self-taught photographer and visual artist Ade Okelarin.

A Jewish family fleeing the Nazis sold a Picasso in 1938. Their heirs want it back
One of Pablo Picasso's Blue Period paintings is at the center of a lawsuit between a Jewish family and New York's Guggenheim Museum.

Horrific acts of London police officer are a flashing warning light
This week, an officer in London's Metropolitan Police appeared in court and pleaded guilty to 49 offenses, including 24 counts of rape over an 18-year period. David Carrick's crimes were as audacious as they were grotesque. Detectives say that he lured victims to his home before imprisoning them, depriving them of food and subjecting them to the most depraved acts of violence and cruelty.