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In this handout photo provided by NASA, a landscape of mountains and valleys speckled with glitteri...
Toyin Owoseje, CNN

Top scientist admits ‘space telescope image’ was actually a slice of chorizo

A French scientist has apologized after tweeting a photo of a slice of chorizo, claiming it was an image of a distant star taken by the James Webb Space Telescope.
2 months ago
In this photo taken from video a view of a destroyed barrack at a prison in Olenivka, in an area co...
Kaitlan Collins and Paul LeBlanc, CNN

White House says Russia planning to falsify evidence in prison attack

US officials believe Russia is preparing to falsify evidence to blame Ukrainian forces for last week's deadly blast at the Olenivka prison.
2 months ago
Aerial views of The Great Barrier Reef are seen from above on August 7, 2009 in Cairns, Australia. ...
ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press

Australia to protect Barrier Reef by banning coal mine

Australia’s new government plans to prevent development of a coal mine because of its potential impact on the nearby Great Barrier Reef.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner is pictured here leaving a Russian court after apologizing ahead of a verdict in he...
JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press

Russian judge sentences WNBA’s Griner to 9 years in prison

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — A judge in Russia convicted American basketball star Brittney Griner of drug possession and smuggling Thursday and sentenced her to nine years in prison. for drug possession and smuggling. Judge Anna Sotnikova said the time Griner has served in custody since her arrest in February would count toward the sentence. Griner […]
2 months ago
Deputy Governor for Financial Stability, Sir Jon Cunliffe, Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew ...
DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

Bank of England predicts recession at the end of the year

The Bank of England says the United Kingdom’s economy is projected to enter a recession in the final three months of the year.
2 months ago
One of the most powerful volcanic eruptions on the planet blasted such a massive amount of water va...
Ashley Strickland, CNN

NASA: Tonga eruption blasted enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic pools into the Earth’s atmosphere

One of the most powerful volcanic eruptions on the planet blasted such a massive amount of water vapor high into the atmosphere that it's likely to temporarily warm the Earth's surface, according to detections from a NASA satellite.
2 months ago
Speaker of the U.S. House Of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), front right, arrives at the Legis...
HUIZHONG WU, Associated Press

Pelosi says US will not abandon Taiwan as China protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, meeting leaders in Taiwan despite warnings from China, said Wednesday that she and other members of Congress in a visiting delegation are showing they will not abandon their commitment to the self-governing island. “Today the world faces a choice between democracy and autocracy,” she said in a short […]
2 months ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004 file photo President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with gymnas...
FATIMA HUSSEIN, Associated Press

Putin’s rumored girlfriend hit with latest U.S. sanctions

A new round of U.S. sanctions targeting Russian elites includes a woman named in news reports as Vladimir Putin’s longtime romantic partner.
2 months ago
Passenger traveling from Indonesia to Australia was fined $1,874 after two undeclared McMuffins wer...
Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN

Passenger fined $1,874 after two undeclared McMuffins found in luggage

A passenger traveling from Bali, Indonesia to Australia has found themselves paying a hefty price for a McDonald's breakfast.
2 months ago
FILE IMAGE - Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury durring pregame warmups at Footprint Center...
JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press

Brittney Griner back in Russian court on cannabis charge

American basketball star Brittney Griner is back in court for her trial for cannabis possession amid U.S. diplomatic efforts to secure her release.
2 months ago
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HUIZHONG WU and EILEEN NG, Associated Press

US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has left Malaysia and is expected to visit Taiwan, escalating tensions with Beijing, which claims the self-ruled island as its own territory.
2 months ago
Boats sit on the dry bed of Brenets Lake on the border of France and Switzerland on July 18. (Fabri...
Xiaofei Xu and Jack Guy, CNN

England and France have had their driest July in decades

England has recorded its driest July since 1935, and France its driest since 1959, as a record-breaking heatwave swept through both countries.
2 months ago
FILE: The manned Shenzhou-12 spacecraft from China's Manned Space Agency onboard the Long March-2F ...
Associated Press

No reported damage in Philippines from Chinese rocket debris

A Philippine official says there has been no reported damage in a western Philippine province where debris from a rocket that launched part of China’s new space station reportedly fell.
2 months ago
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EILEEN NG and ZEN SOO, Associated Press

Pelosi meets Singapore leaders at start of Asia tour

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has held talks with Singapore's leaders at the start of her Asian tour.
2 months ago
The Razoni ship seen departing the port of Odesa, in a photo released by the Turkish defense minist...
Rob Picheta and Vasco Cotovio, CNN

Grain ship departs key Ukrainian port for first time since early days of war

The first ship carrying grain under a UN-brokered export deal left the Ukrainian port of Odesa on Monday, raising hopes that a global food supply crisis caused by Russia's invasion can be eased.
2 months ago
Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference at the U.S. Ca...
Sarita Harilela and Alex Stambaugh, CNN

Pelosi stops in Hawaii and reveals her Asia plans but no mention of Taiwan

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is heading to Asia for a tour of the region after landing in Hawaii, where she visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial.
2 months ago
TOKYO, JAPAN - JUNE 29: Women in rental kimonos walk through the Asakusa area on June 29, 2022 in T...
Lilit Marcus, CNN

Japan is open to travel. So why aren’t tourists coming back?

Even though Japan partially reopened its borders for tourists, only about 1,500 visitors went to the country during its peak travel season.
2 months ago
WICK, SCOTLAND - JULY 29: he Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland meetin...
CNN

Prince Charles disputes report he brokered £1 million donation from Bin Ladens for his charity

Clarence House, the residence of Prince Charles, has disputed claims reported in the UK's Sunday Times that the heir to the throne brokered a deal in 2013 to accept a £1 million charity donation from Osama bin Laden's half-brothers.
2 months ago
VINNYTSIA, UKRAINE - JULY 15: Rescuers are clearing away the debris of a heavily damaged building o...
Associated Press

Drone explosion hits Russia’s Black Sea Fleet headquarters

A small explosive device carried by a makeshift drone blew up Sunday at the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea Fleet on the Crimean Peninsula, wounding six people and prompting the cancellation of ceremonies honoring Russia's navy, authorities said.
2 months ago
FILE: Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, speaks to the media at a ...
EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

US envoy: Russia intends to dissolve Ukraine from world map

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there should no longer be any doubt that Russia intends to dismantle Ukraine “and dissolve it from the world map entirely.”
2 months ago
In this file photo from May 17, buses carrying Ukrainian soldiers arrive at a detention facility in...
Tim Lister, Julia Kesaieva and Josh Pennington, CNN

Zelenskyy: Prison attack ‘deliberate war crime by the Russians,’ as Russia blames Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Friday the attack on a prison in separatist-held eastern Ukraine, which resulted in the deaths of at least 40 prisoners, was "a deliberate war crime by the Russians." Russia, meanwhile, blamed Ukraine for the attack.
2 months ago
FILE: JIUQUAN, CHINA - JUNE 17: The manned Shenzhou-12 spacecraft from China's Manned Space Agency ...
Eliza Pace

Salt Lake City in potential path of space debris from Chinese rocket

A Chinese rocket is expected to make a re-entry to Earth this weekend.
2 months ago
A formally sunken boat rests on a section of dry lakebed along drought-stricken Lake Mead on May 9,...
MATTHEW DALY Associated Press

Unexpected deal would boost Biden pledge on climate change

An unexpected deal reached by Senate Democrats would be the most ambitious action ever taken by the United States to address global warming and could help President Joe Biden come close to meeting his pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.
2 months ago
People enjoy the hot weather at Margate beach on July 16, 2022 in Margate, United Kingdom. Britain ...
SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

Study: Climate change made UK heat wave hotter, more likely

Human-caused climate change made last week's deadly heat wave in England and Wales at least 10 times more likely and added a few degrees to how brutally hot it got, a study said.
2 months ago
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